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DISCUSSION- Afghanistan: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?, Nov. 13, 2007, New York

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DISCUSSION- Afghanistan: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?, Nov. 13, 2007, N.Y.

Posted by: Asia Society <policy@asiasoc.org>

Asia Society cordially invites you to a morning discussion

Afghanistan: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

A Conversation with

Barnett Rubin
Director of Studies and Senior Fellow
Center on International Cooperation, New York University

Analyses of the international efforts to help rebuild Afghanistan
present conflicting reviews. While the country has come a long way in
the last six years and reached several milestones since the toppling
of the Taliban in 2001, there are many areas that require immediate
attention for the long-term success of the country. The efforts that
started with great potential—an international campaign to help
war-torn Afghanistan's reconstruction and development efforts and
create a free, democratic state seem to be under serious strain, if
not crisis. A booming drug economy, a weak central government, and a
resurgent insurgent force committed to undo the gains of the past six
years continue to pose a real threat to the Karzai government. Please
join us for a briefing with one of the world's leading experts on
Afghanistan to discuss the political uncertainty, the deteriorating
security situation, the status of the on-going reconstruction and
rebuilding, and the status of the international community's assistance
to Afghanistan, among other pertinent issues.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast and Registration
8:30 - 9:30 AM Program

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York City

Policy programs at the Asia Society are generously supported by the
Nicholas Platt Endowment for Public Policy.

Purchase tickets: $7 Members, $7 Students, $12 Nonmembers
Online: http://tickets.asiasociety.org
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