Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
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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