Commonwealth National Podcast

Afghanistan: The New Iraq?


Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders United States/Médecins Sans Frontières
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution Stanford; Bradley Professor of International Security Studies, West Point
Fariba Nawa, Freelance Journalist
Sharad Joshi, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Deborah J. Saunder, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

Will the Afghanistan war become a repeat of the crisis in Iraq? Obama has already pledged to send more troops into Afghanistan and is now in the midst of hearing from military commanders and advisors about how best to proceed. You’ll be paying for the war; wouldn’t you like to know why? Listen to an insightful discussion with experts on Afghan politics, society and culture and the implications of U.S. foreign policies.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on March 23, 2009