Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

Responding to Strategic Challenges Post 9-11

 Conversation at the World Affairs Council

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.
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Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad for a discussion of the interplay between theory and practice in shaping national security policy.  Ambassador Khalilzad reflects on the strategic challenges confronting U.S. policymakers after the end of the Cold War; he describes the difficulties facing the U.S. as it makes the Afghanistan/Pakistan crisis its top strategic priority eight years after the post 911 Afghanistan War; and he highlights the need for the U.S. to complement its military power with  diplomacy and development aid. Ambassador Khalilzad concludes with a discussion of lessons learned from his career as a strategist and an ambassador.

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