With the insurgents threatening to overrun entire provinces, Kabul and its international allies are desperately seeking ways of ending the 15-year-old war. Yet, the success or failure in negotiating a sustainable peace will rest as much on Kabul holding back the Taliban onslaught as it will on Pakistan’s role in determining whether Afghanistan stabilizes or descends into chaos. Will the talks work or will Afghanistan’s war engulf its neighbors and spread its tentacles far beyond the region?
James Traub, Instructor at NYU and at NYU Abu Dhabi, columnist at foreignpolicy.com and author of the forthcoming, "What Was Liberalism?", Individuals
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Join our events mailing lists
Always be the first to know about what's going on in our community. Sign up for one of our newsletters and receive information on a wide variety of events such as exhibition, lectures, films, art performances, discussions and conferences.