A Brookings panel dissects the efficacy of the government bailout of the domestic auto industry, while the man on the street decries big bonuses to Wall Street executives; and Brookings experts discuss General McChrystal’s proposals and President Obama’s options in Afghanistan. All in this week’s podcast, @Brookings.
Emerging Voices Network Reception with Gareth Bayley, U.K. Special Representative on Pakistan and Afghanistan
The ceasefire shows yet again the leverage the Taliban now has thanks to its recent attacks. What’s most interesting is that the ceasefire doesn’t apply to the Islamic State. Whereas the Taliban have primarily attacked security forces, the Islamic State’s violence has much been much less selective, and has killed far more civilians. The Taliban’s strategy appears to have paid off— there’s popular support for a ceasefire with the Taliban, but not for one with the Islamic State.