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Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

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The longest war the United States has ever fought is the ongoing war in Afghanistan. But when refer to "Afghanistan," we really mean a conflict that straddles the border with Pakistan -- and the reality of Islamic militancy on that border is enormously complicated. In Talibanistan, an unparalleled group of experts offer a nuanced understanding of this critical region.

Please join the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program for a conversation with some of these experts about the militancy and extremism that continue to plague Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.

On Twitter? Follow @AfPakChannel and use #Talibanistan for updates. 


Col. Thomas Lynch III
Colonel-Retired, U.S. Army
Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University

Anand Gopal
Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation

Hassan Abbas
Senior Advisor, Asia Society
Professor, National Defense University

Brian Fishman
Philanthropic Engineer, Palantir Technologies
Counterterrorism Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Sameer Lalwani
Research Fellow, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation

Ken Ballen   
President, Terror Free Tomorrow 

Peter Bergen
Director, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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