September 28, 2019 – Both the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars bring up broader issues about the effects of prolonged war on a nation, what state-building challenges arise with the overthrow of a government, and how to ensure withdrawing from a country battered by years of war doesn’t present a vacuum for groups with extreme ideologies to occupy. Afghanistan has come a long way in terms of women’s rights, education opportunities and other minority rights since the U.S. invasion, but will this ‘peace’ agreement turn back the clock?
Senior Director of Communications, McCain Institute
MS. ANGIZA NASIREE,
Political Counselor, Embassy of Afghanistan in the United States