In the opening episode of Inside the Issues, season two, CIGI Senior Fellow and Afghan security expert Mark Sedra paints a grim picture of the prospects for peace in the country following the departure of Canada and, eventually, the international community. A return to civil conflict between a rejuvenated Northern Alliance and the Taliban is the most likely situation post-2014, Sedra says, though there is a slim hope that negotiations between the Karzai government and moderate Taliban could bring longer-term political stability.

Now in its second season, the Inside the Issues weekly podcast series will run from October 2011 to April 2012, covering timely and candid discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics, and International Law. Join host and CIGI Chair David Welch as he goes in depth with leading experts on the most pressing global governance challenges facing the international community today.
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