About The Episode
World Review returns after a summer break for an in-depth conversation on Afghanistan with Bobby Ghosh, Steve Erlanger, Carla Anne Robbins, and Council President Ivo Daalder. They explore how the situation got to this point, how China and Russia might react to Afghanistan’s new leadership, and what to make of the growing tension between NATO allies who disagree with US decision-making.
Polling conducted in July for the 2021 Chicago Council Survey found seven out of ten Americans supported the withdrawal of US combat forces from Afghanistan by September 11.
Pakistan's military leaders lauded the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan this week. But will Pakistan's domestic threats—from a shaky economy to a rise in domestic terrorism—threaten the country's stability as a result of new leadership next door?
Council President Ivo Daalder, former US ambassador to NATO, shares his perspective.
Winning hearts and minds doesn't defeat insurgent groups, author Jacqueline Hazelton argues. So why does the United States still rely on counterinsurgency?