Category Archives: Afghanistan

Diplomat Reflects on ‘Fraught Foreign Landscape’

As Ambassador Crocker retires following a 40-year legacy of service, a New York Times article offers some captivating thoughts on U.S. foreign policy challenges. The article notes: In the years ahead, Mr. Crocker sees, if anything, an increasingly fraught foreign … Continue reading

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Refugees a Reflection of Country Woes

On May 10th, DCFR had the privilege of hearing remarks by John Keys, head of international programs of the International Rescue Committee. The IRC is one of the largest humanitarian aid organizations in the U.S., working in over 40 countries. … Continue reading

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After Kaplan: New Foreign Policy Plate Tectonics

When you hear from a foreign policy luminary such as Robert Kaplan about the Indian Ocean and what it means in terms of mega-21st century global affairs trends, you encounter the world of super-consciousness and higher thinking on a level … Continue reading

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, and U.S. Foreign Policy: New Brief

In a recent interview with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, he comments from firsthand experience about the key challenges facing the U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan. He says: One of our most serious challenges in foreign policy is the relationship between the U.S. … Continue reading

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More on the U.S-Pakistan Frenemy Relationship

A new article by Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad explains the current challenges between the U.S. and Pakistan, with implications for Afghanistan.

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Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

Yesterday, DCFR had the privilege of hosting the former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad. He is a unique diplomat with an extremely sophisticated understanding of some of the toughest, roughest foreign policy challenges on the … Continue reading

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Afghanistan, Karzai, and Women’s Initiatives

Yesterday while attending the “Building Afghanistan’s Future” conference at the Bush Institute, I was impressed with President Hamid Karzai’s assessment of his country. He is a realist. At the conference, focused on promoting freedom and economic opportunity for women, Karzai … Continue reading

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