Afghanistan Debate, Part II

  • Event Start: 14th May 2020, 5:00pm
  • Event Type:
Podcast Debate:

Afghanistan : Is Peace A Lost Cause?

Has President Trump’s much-vaunted peace deal finally brought an end to years of turmoil, or is it merely a façade?  After so many years of fighting in Afghanistan, and with the West so entrenched in the nation’s politics, is long-term peace a realistic aspiration?


  • General Sir Richard Barrons : Retired British Army officer and former Commandeer of UK Strategic Command.  He served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and established a reintegration unit for former Taliban soldiers
  • Kathy Gannon : Senior Correspondent in Pakistan and Afghanistan for the Associated Press.  In 2014, she was attacked and seriously wounded while reporting in Afghanistan
  • Farkhunda Zahra Naderi : Afghan politician who has served as senior advisor to President Ashraf Ghani on UN affairs since 2017.  She previously served as a member of the Afghanistan National Council


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