Afghanistan: Peace is at Hand or Alibi for Exit?

Todd Greentree, Ph.D., UNM
March 20, 2020 (Fri), 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Journal Auditorium
7777 Jefferson St. NE

Update as of 3/17: All AIA lectures are on hold until further notice.

This talk will focus on the United States and Afghanistan — What went wrong? What is the significance of the negotiations between the US and the Taliban? Are there parallels with the way the Vietnam War ended? What is the prognosis for peace? Why does Afghanistan matter?

Todd Greentree is a Research Associate with the Changing Character of War Centre at Oxford University and teaches National Security at the University of New Mexico. A former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, his political-military experience in five wars spans four decades and includes Central America, Angola, and Afghanistan. The author of many publications, he previously taught Strategy and Policy at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and was a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Lecture: $15/Albuquerque International Association (AIA) Members, $25/Non-Members; High School & College Students (under 30) with ID – Free. Please address checks to AIA and mail to AIA, PO Box 92995, Albuquerque, NM 87199 by March 18, 2020. You can also pay on-line with credit card or at the door (cash and check only).