Vanda Felbab-Brown

Brookings Institution

Guest

Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; author of Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs and Aspiration and Ambivalence: Strategies and Realities of Counterinsurgency and State-building in Afghanistan; former Adjunct Professor in Security Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service

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Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s runoff presidential election were released today.

Preliminary Results Reveal an Afghan President - But Will He Be Accepted?

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Efforts to end America's 12-year war in Afghanistan are on shakier ground than ever.  When the US arranged talks in Qatar between the Taliban and Afghanistan's current government,…

On-Again, Off-Again Talks with the Taliban

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As the drug war continues, the Obama Administration has tried to emphasize prevention and treatment here in the US, to reduce the demand that fuels so much deadly violence south of the…

The Drug War Moves to Central America

As the drug war continues, the Obama Administration has tried to emphasize prevention and treatment here in the US, to reduce the demand that fuels so much deadly violence south of the…

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