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Afghan National Army-Territorial Force members prepare for an exercise at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 11, 2018. (Tech. Sgt. Sharida Jackson/Air Force)

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Analysis & Opinions - Miami Herald

Peace with the Taliban? Trump Warned of Afghan Pullout Risks

| Jan. 30, 2019

Trump administration claims of progress in talks with the Taliban have sparked fears even among the president's allies that his impatience with the war in Afghanistan will lead him to withdraw troops too soon, leaving the country at risk of returning to the same volatile condition that prompted the invasion in the first place.

A 25-year-old Yazidi woman in Seeji, Iraq, who was held as a sex slave, holding a "Certificate of Emancipation."

Mauricio Lima

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

Evil That Cannot Be Left Unanswered

    Author:
  • Roger Cohen
| Dec. 10, 2015

New York Times columnist and former Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project, Roger Cohen, reveals his thoughts on the recent string of ISIS-affiliated attacks from Paris to San Bernadino and reflects on what these events will mean for U.S. strategy in the Middle East.

On foreign policy, Obama shoots at the right target

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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

On foreign policy, Obama shoots at the right target

| November 10, 2015

President Obama’s foreign policy has been a regular punching bag for Republican presidential candidates, but many of their criticisms are facile. The next president — from whichever party — will have to confront the same puzzle that Obama has faced about how best to use U.S. power in a world that resists military solutions.

Belfer Center Senior Fellow Farah Pandith (right), former Special Representative to Muslim Communities with the U.S. State Department, and Jocelyne Cesari, Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

PeaceGame 2015: How to Counter Violent Extremism

    Author:
  • Casey Campbell
| June 9, 2015

Countering this trend of violent extremism was the core theme of the fourth biannual PeaceGame that took place in Washington D.C. on June 2 and 3. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Foreign Policy Group, which publishes Foreign Policy magazine, the event tackled questions about the growing challenges of radicalization, recruitment, and foreign fighters who return to their home countries after fighting with militant groups abroad.

Belfer Center Director Graham Allison and Center Senior Fellow Farah Pandith took part in PeaceGame.

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Podcast: "Can the United States 'Manage' the Middle East? Should it Try?" with Stephen M. Walt

| May 5, 2015

An audio recording from Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.

On April 29, 2015 at MEI, Prof. Stephen Walt assessed U.S. policy and interests in the Middle East, arguing that scaled back involvement might yield better results for the U.S. and the region.