Asia and the Pacific
Faced with both the impending withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops along with its own presidential election in 2014, Afghanistan now finds itself caught in the continued conflict between India and Pakistan as it tries to deal with Taliban’s threat to its internal security. Brookings experts continue to discuss issues pertinent to Afghanistan’s uncertain future.
Keep troop levels steady in Afghanistan
June 6, 2016, John R. Allen and other former senior U.S. officials
For the United States to succeed in its mission in Afghanistan, it is essential that the Obama administration sustain the current level of U.S. forces there.
U.S. Military Affairs
Testimony | House Armed Services Committee
July 30, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Testimony | House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
August 2, 2012, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Testimony | House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
June 29, 2012, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Testimony | U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade
October 12, 2011, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Testimony | House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Domestic Policy Subcommittee
July 21, 2010, Vanda Felbab-Brown
April 14, 2010, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Testimony | Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
October 21, 2009, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Testimony | Senate Foreign Relations Committee
March 11, 2008, Philip H. Gordon
Testimony | House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
June 14, 2005, Stephen P. Cohen
Testimony | National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
December 8, 2003, Larry D. Thompson
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Historian and journalist William Dalrymple looks to the present and future of Afghanistan as the U.S. withdraws from the longest war in its history. He sees the danger of an escalating conflict between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers that could threaten world peace.
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Michael E. O'Hanlon
Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Director, The Intelligence Project
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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