U.S. troops have been in Afghanistan for over 15 years—making it the longest war in American history. As Washington and NATO pivot away from Afghanistan by reducing troop numbers, the ability of the government and security forces to maintain stability will be tested.

Featured Guests

  • Prince Turki al-Faisal, Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
  • General John R. Allen (Retired), Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Rina Amiri, Former Senior Advisor to U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Peter Bergen, Vice President, New America
  • Richard Betts, Director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies; Director of the International Security Policy Program, Columbia University
  • Ambassador Robert Blackwill (Retired), Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Ambassador Nick Burns, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics Emeritus, MIT
  • Adam Davidson, Contributing Writer, The New Yorker
  • Benjamin Hopkins, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Robert D. Kaplan, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Author, Asia’s Cauldron
  • Austin Long, Associate Professor, Columbia University
  • Vali Nasr, Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Ambassador Ronald Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to Algeria, Bahrain and Afghanistan
  • Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal, Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations
  • Ali Soufan, CEO, The Soufan Group
  • Andrew Wilder, Vice President, Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace