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24 Aug 21

Recent events in Afghanistan were preceded by a complex set of dynamics. In this panel discussion, three experts of the region will discuss the Western withdrawal and collapse of the Afghan government, and offer their analyses of what has transpired over the past several days. They will also discuss how regional relationships will be affected by the collapse, including relations with Pakistan, Iran, China, and Russia, and how the international community should deal with the Taliban as a governing body. They will also address the implications these developments have for global terrorism.

Panelists: Martin Kobler, former German Ambassador to Pakistan (2017-19), Iraq (2006-07), and Egypt (2003-06). Jason Lyall, Associate Professor in Transnational Studies and Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College. Daniel Benjamin, President, American Academy in Berlin; former Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State (2009-12)

Introduction: Christianne Hardy, Interim Director, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College

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