After the Taliban

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As the war winds down, the hard work in Afghanistan is just beginning. If eliminating the Taliban was easier than expected, replacing it may be a lot harder. As rival warlords from hostile ethnic groups begin jockeying for position and rattling their sabers, all sides agree that the need to get them together is urgent for peace in Afghanistan, the war on terrorism, even international order. What will be the role of the US? The UN? Afghan women? We get an update from the UN, then look at the crucial challenge of rebuilding Afghanistan with foreign policy experts and the president of an international Afghan refugee organization.
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Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Hoover Institution

Johns Hopkins University's Foreign Policy Institute

Reuters News Service

Refugee Women in Development

United Nations

Motion Picture Association of America



Warren Olney