With the withdrawal of Western involvement in Afghanistan on the horizon, Mark Sedra, President of the Security Governance Group, visits Inside the Issues to share insights on what we can expect for the future of Afghanistan. The discussion begins by considering if Western withdrawal will simply mark a new stage in the war, as civil war seems to be looming. Sedra moves on to explore the deteriorating security situation, issues of poor governance, and the immense challenge and cost of maintaining the security structures that have been put in place. With these problems in mind, can stability be achieved in Afghanistan? Sedra suggests that if regional states are brought together, a peace agreement is reached with the Taliban, and the international community is able to provide open-ended aid, stability may be possible for the nation.
Series: Inside the Issues, Season Three
Back for a third season, join host and CIGI Chair of Global Security David Welch for this popular, weekly podcast as he meets with global governance experts for timely discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.
The opinions expressed in this article/multimedia are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of CIGI or its Board of Directors.