Episode 68 – Afghanistan After The U.S. Withdrawal

Uzair talks to Sameer Lalwani about the evolving situation in Afghanistan, prospects for peace following the U.S. withdrawal from the country, and the role regional powers are and can play in ensuring peace and stability in the country.

Sameer Lalwani is a Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center where he researches nuclear deterrence, interstate rivalry, national security decision making, crisis behavior, and counter/insurgency. He is also a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations, a Contributing Editor to War on the Rocks, a non-resident fellow with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University (GWU), and a 2019 National Asia Research Program Fellow.

His reading recommendations are:

– Shaping Strategy by Risa Brooks

– Inadvertent Escalation by Barry Posen

– Pakistan A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven

– Nonstate Warfare: The Military Methods of Guerillas, Warlords, and Militias by Stephen Biddle