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Naheed Farid, Member of Parliament, Afghanistan
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Afghanistan: The View From Parliament

With an upcoming presidential election and the anticipated withdrawal of U.S. troops, 2014 will be a very important year for Afghanistan. Naheed Farid, Afghanistan’s youngest member of Parliament and a woman, talks about the concerns and hopes for women and young people in her country.

The Way of the Knife

Mark Mazzetti discusses his new book "The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth." Curtis Brainard surveys the landscape of science journalism.

Wilson Forum - The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Mark Mazzetti, Former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and National Security Correspondent for The New York Times, discusses his new book, The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth.

Wilson Forum - The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam

Author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed discusses his new book “The Thistle and the Drone.” The book reveals an important yet largely ignored result of the war on terror’s increased use of drones in combat zones.

Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor for The Washington Post
Mark Katz

Leaving Without Losing: The War on Terror After Iraq and Afghanistan

Mark Katz is a professor of government and politics at George Mason University; Robert Litwak is Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations at the Wilson Center where he also serves as Director of International Security Studies.

Pakistan’s Most Dangerous Place

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University; Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

Challenges From Pakistan

Pakistan has become the supreme challenge for American foreign policy, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. We must state our objective in Pakistan clearly, better integrate our military and civilian efforts to build Pakistani capabilities, and increase our non-military assistance to Pakistan.

In Wartime, Congress Must Step Up to Check President

The decision to go to war is the most serious decision a government can make, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. Its gravity demands cooperation between the executive and legislative branches.

So Far, So Good; but There's No Guarantee Against Attack

It is much easier to explain why something happens than to explain why something does not happen. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the absence of a terrorist attack on the U.S. homeland since 9/11.