Next Steps in Afghanistan

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As President Obama meets with military and diplomatic officials about how to proceed in Afghanistan, continued violence there has killed 58 American troops in October, triggered a temporary pullout of more than 600 United Nations personnel and resurrected concerns about the scale of U.S. involvement. We look at developments in the region.


Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor by courtesy of political science and sociology at Stanford University, founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy and coordinator of the Democracy Program of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, NPR bureau chief in Afghanistan

Robert Guest, Washington correspondent for The Economist

Thomas Johnson, research professor in the National Security Affairs Department, Program for Culture and Conflict Studies at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey