As the United States looks ahead to the May 1, 2021, troop withdrawal deadline for Afghanistan set in the U.S.-Taliban Doha Peace Agreement, serious doubts remain about the Taliban’s commitment to the agreement and the future of U.S. strategy in the region. From the specter of a reemergent al Qaeda to continued high levels of violence and targeted killings, American leaders continue to reevaluate the path forward.
On March 4, 2021, CNAS hosted a discussion on these challenges with General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. (Ret.), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Ambassador James B. Cunningham, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Richard Fontaine, CNAS CEO, and Lisa Curtis, Director of the CNAS Indo-Pacific Security Program. Yalda Hakim, anchor and correspondent for BBC World News, moderated the conversation.
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