Earlier today, the White House provided a readout of President Barack Obama’s phone call with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. During the call, President Obama noted that he has instructed the Pentagon to ensure that there are “adequate plans in place to accomplish an orderly withdrawal by the end of the year” should the United States […]
Scott Bates, President of the Center for National Policy and Senior Advisor at the Truman National Security Project, discusses the future of Afghanistan in this interview with Rudaw. Throughout the interview, Scott Bates discusses the recent political actions taken by Hamid Karazai, examining what they mean to the stability of Afghanistan in the years to […]
Some senior diplomats have called Afghan President Hamid Karzai the most difficult leader the United States has dealt with in modern times. In fairness, Afghanistan itself may be one of the most complex and unforgiving political environments any leader can ever have to deal with. And deal with him they must. Since 2010 when, at […]
Truman Fellow Mark Jacobson discusses how the US should respond to demands from Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Listen to the podcast here (segment begins at 13:00).