Public Event: Carl Forsberg's Presentation of Politics and Power in Kandahar

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Event Date: 
April 29, 2010
1400 16th Street, NW (Conference Room)

EVENT: Politics and Power in Kandahar

As US, NATO and Afghan allies prepare for a new military offensive in Kandahar province this summer, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has released a fifth report, Politics and Power in Kandahar by Carl Forsberg, from the highly acclaimed Afghanistan Report series. On Thursday, April 29th, Mr. Forsberg will discuss his findings, including ISAF’s persistent inconsistencies in dealing with Ahmed Wali Karzai’s consolidation of power and a new political-military strategy that is necessary for successful counterinsurgency operations.
Why is Kandahar province strategic terrain for the Taliban? What are the likelihoods for long term stability if Ahmed Wali Karzai stays in power? Will military operations this summer have a dramatic effect on the political landscape in Kandahar?
Presenter:         Carl Forsberg
                             Afghanistan Scholar, ISW
Moderator:         Dr. Kimberly Kagan
                              President, ISW
Schedule:           Thursday, April 29, 2010
                              0845 -0900
                              Registration and light breakfast
                               0900 – 1030
                               Kandahar presentation with Q&A
Location:              Institute for the Study of War
                               1400 16th St NW
                               Rooftop Conference Room
                               Washington, DC 20036
                              (202) 293-5550
*This event is on the record.*
**For media interview requests, please contact Megan Ortagus or (202) 293-6937 ext.210**