Tuesday, September, 14, 2010

The Battle for Afghanistan and Pakistan



The Battle for Afghanistan and Pakistan

A Threat Assessment of al-Qaeda and its Allies


Join the New America Foundation for a timely assessment of the threat from al-Qaeda and its allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan with three experts on the subject. Michael Waltz recently returned from a one year tour of duty in eastern Afghanistan with U.S. Special Operations Forces and has served as Special Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney for South Asia and Counterterrorism at the White House. Shuja Nawaz, a Pakistani political and strategic analyst, is the director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council. Peter Bergen, author and leading al-Qaeda authority, has been researching terrorism for more than two decades.

The New America Foundation will also be releasing several research papers in the “Battle for Pakistan” series, launching the “Battle for Afghanistan” series, and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the AfPak Channel, a unique partnership with Foreign Policy Magazine that has become a premier clearinghouse of news and analysis from and about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and issues of transnational terrorism.



Featured Speakers
Shuja Nawaz
Author, Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within
Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council

Michael Waltz
Former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney on South Asia and Counterterrorism
Major, U.S. Army (reserve component)

Peter Bergen
Author, Holy War Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know
Co-director, Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation

Susan Glasser
Editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy Magazine