With the timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan set in 2014, the focus of policy analysts has turned to Afghanistan’s future after the U.S. pulls out. After spending so much time in Afghanistan, will the U.S. leave behind a legacy of resentment? The Taliban has long been critical of the U.S. presence, but as the Afghan government and its people join the criticism, will pulling out leave behind a country even more dangerous than before?
Margaret Seely’s latest analysis looks at recent events in the area and addresses these and other questions.
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Max Manus: Man of War (Norwegian), Tuesday, 4 March, 5:00 P.M. lecture, 5:30 P.M. screening; Wednesday, 5 March, 8:00 P.M.; Friday, 7 March 9:30 P.M.; Saturday, 8 March, 3:30 P.M., see flyer
Ponette (French), Tuesday, 4 March, 8:00 P.M.; Friday, 7 March, 5:00 P.M.; Saturday, 8 March, 11:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., see flyer
Iron Jawed Angels (English), Wednesday, 5 March, 5:30 P.M.; Friday, 7 March, 7:00 P.M.; Saturday, 8 March, 1:00 and 8:00 P.M., see flyer
"Overdoing or Underdoing: Why Can't American Foreign Policy Do Better?" Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, CFR; related reading: What Would Richard Holbrooke Do?, Pull Back: The Case for a Less Active Foreign Policy, Lean Forward: In Defense of American Engagement, 10:00–11:00 A.M., 257 HRCB, see flyer
"Trust between European Microstates and their Neighbors," Ken Stiles, associate professor of political science, NOON, 238 HRCB, see flyer
"Decision Time in Brazil, and it is Not about the World Cup: After Three Decades of Change, Now Comes the Hardest Part," Paulo Sotero, director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, D.C., 3:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, see flyer
"Olympic Rings and Ocean Dreams: Behind the Scenes in Mexico, 1968," Evan Ward, associate professor of history, BYU, 11:00 A.M., 238 HRCB, sponsored by Latin American Studies, see flyer