Alex Vatanka is the director of the Iran Program and a senior fellow in the Frontier Europe Initiative at the Middle East Institute in Washington. His most recent book is The Battle of the Ayatollahs in Iran: The United States, Foreign Policy, and Political Rivalry Since 1979.
Last summer, the United States decided to end its longest war. But just days after the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, Kabul fell—and the Taliban took control of the country. Aug....Show more 15 will mark one year since the group has been in power.
How are Afghans coping with their new rulers? Are there internal policy spats within the Taliban? Has the international community done enough to assist Afghans? What does the future hold for the country?
For answers, join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal on Aug. 11 at 12 p.m. EDT for an in-depth discussion with Lynne O’Donnell, a columnist for FP detained by the Taliban last month, and Michael Kugelman, the writer of FP’s weekly South Asia Brief.
In her role as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Samantha Power is often thrust into the forefront of some of the world’s biggest crises. From working to ensu...Show morere that Russia honors a U.N.-brokered deal to ship grain from Ukraine to helping to figure out how to get aid to cash-strapped Sri Lanka, Power plays an important role in everyday U.S. foreign policy.
How can the world solve the ongoing food crisis? How can Ukraine win the war? How can democracy be strengthened amid an autocratic surge?
Join FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal for a wide-ranging interview with Power on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. As always, FP subscribers will have an opportunity to ask questions live.
Want the inside scoop on Russian arms sales to Africa? Care to learn more about how Ukraine is arming itself and how Beijing views Washington’s support for Taiwan?
FP subscribers are alrea...Show moredy familiar with the work of Amy Mackinnon, Jack Detsch, and Robbie Gramer. Join them in conversation with FP’s Ravi Agrawal on August 9 at noon EDT to get a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest stories in global affairs.