A conversation with Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid

March 15, 2011

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Cadets graduate from the Afghan National Police Academy.

The commander of American and Allied forces in Afghanistan began two days of testimonies before congress today. General David Petraeus called the gains fragile and reversible, but he said the US had stopped the Taliban momentum. Petraeus says the US goal of handing over security responsibility is on track, but warns against cutting resources to Afghanistan. We’ll get an update on Afghanistan from Ahmed Rashid, author of the bestselling book Taliban.

 

 

EVENT:

University of Chicago's Center for International Studies presents:  "The World Beyond the Headlines"
Islamist Movements Across the Globe: Re-Examining Vocabularies in the Public Sphere
Tuesday, March 15th, 6-8pm
Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago

Free and open to the public.