Global Conversations: Afghanistan & Pakistan

The U.S. has been conducting military operations in Afghanistan nearly continuously since 9/11; meanwhile, its relations with Pakistan, a key partner in these efforts, have gradually deteriorated. President Trump's recently announced plans suggest no end in sight for the 16-year war and raise many of the same questions as his predecessor's approach: what constitutes success in Afghanistan, and how much are the U.S. and its allies willing to pay for it?

Dr. Manju Parikh is professor emerita of Political Science at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, where she has taught courses on international relations with a focus on Asian politics, global women's political concerns and gender equality, and Asian American immigrant experiences. She has published in both scholarly journals and popular magazines and has presented at numerous conferences and public lectures.

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