After Afghanistan: The Future of Intervention and Nation Building

Policy Forum
December 12, 2001
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Hayek Auditorium
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.

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.

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