About The Episode
The last American soldier left Afghanistan this week, prompting celebrations from Taliban leadership. Journalists Karen DeYoung, Stefan Kornelius, and Peter Spiegel join Council President Ivo Daalder to discuss how the United States might handle the Taliban going forward, what to do about remaining Americans and allies, and why hard decisions are ahead on assistance and counterterrorism. Then, inside the first White House visit for Ukraine’s Zelensky and a status update on Germany's elections later this month.
Winning hearts and minds doesn't defeat insurgent groups, author Jacqueline Hazelton argues. So why does the United States still rely on counterinsurgency?
"You cannot build good foreign policy on dishonesty. But we keep trying to because no one pays for it," writes Elizabeth Shackelford.
Melinda Haring of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council and Joanna Rohozinska from the National Endowment for Democracy join Deep Dish to discuss the latest in Europe.
In this episode of #AskIvo, Council President Ivo Daalder explains what we can expect after German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves office.