WBEZ | Hamid Karzai http://www.wbez.org/tags/hamid-karzai Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A conversation with Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-15/conversation-pakistani-journalist-ahmed-rashid-83740 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-15/96374141.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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&rsquo;ll get an update on Afghanistan from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ahmedrashid.com">Ahmed Rashid</a>, author of the bestselling book <em>Taliban</em>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>EVENT: </strong></p><p>University of Chicago's Center for International Studies presents:&nbsp; &quot;The World Beyond the Headlines&quot;<br />Islamist Movements Across the Globe: Re-Examining Vocabularies in the Public Sphere<br />Tuesday, March 15th, 6-8pm<br />Gleacher Center<br />450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago</p><p>Free and open to the public.</p></p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-15/conversation-pakistani-journalist-ahmed-rashid-83740