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Afghanistan: What’s Next?
On August 15, 2021, with the last U.S. troops preparing to depart the country, the capital of Afghanistan fell to Taliban forces, abruptly ending a 20-year experiment led by the U.S. to rebuild the war-torn nation in the wake of 9/11. In the days since the world has watched tragedy unfold as tens of thousands of Afghans have attempted to flee a feared reimposition of the Taliban’s strict Islamic form of government – one that previously prevented young girls from going to school and women from entering the workforce. For the U.S. and its allies, of increasing concern is the risk that Afghanistan under the Taliban will once again become a safe haven and incubator for various extremist movements.

To discuss what the Taliban’s return to Afghanistan will mean for the country’s citizens and the implications and lessons for the U.S. as we pass the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, UCF GPII is pleased to host Dr. Omar Sharifi of the American University of Afghanistan and Amb. Frederick Barton of Princeton University.

Sep 15, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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