The Future of Afghanistan and US Strategy in Central and South Asia
After over a decade of war in Afghanistan, the US and its NATO coalition partners will soon conclude their combat operations in that country. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, who served most of the past fifteen years in Afghanistan and Pakistan, NATO Headquarters in Brussels, and in the Asia Pacific region, will discuss the evolving U.S. and NATO missions in Afghanistan, addressing the challenges and risks. He will also explain how Afghanistan relates to overall U.S. security strategy in Central and South Asia, and how the Afghanistan experience will likely influence future American defense policy.
About the Speaker
Karl Eikenberry is the William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at CISAC, CDDRL, TEC, and Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University, and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and retired U.S. Army Lt. General. Read more about Ambassador Eikenberry.