Given the remarkable advances of the Northern Alliance and the impending collapse of the Taliban regime, American policymakers and commentators are vigorously debating what a post-Taliban Afghanistan should look like. Some observers are already suggesting that “nation building is back” and that Afghanistan should be the first of a new wave of U.S.-led interventions. Critics warn that nation building in Afghanistan would repeat the fiascos in Somalia, Haiti, and the Balkans. Please join us for a timely forum as three foreign policy experts discuss the future of nation building in the wake of Afghanistan.
After Afghanistan: The Future of Intervention and Nation Building
Featuring Alan Tonelson, Senior Analyst, U.S. Business & Industry Council; Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group; and Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.