93. AFGHANISTAN: WHAT CAN WE LEARN?

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93. AFGHANISTAN: WHAT CAN WE LEARN?
Aziz Amin, Nick Carter, Greg Mills
Friday 28th June 19:30 (60 Min)
Evelyn Partners Spiegeltent
On 15th August 2021, Kabul was captured by the Taliban in what was the final act of the twenty-year war in Afghanistan. It led to the ignominious retreat of US, British and Coalition forces and chaotic scenes as the Kabul Airlift scrambled to save 122,000 citizens fleeing the country. Aziz Amin, the Personal Secretary to President Ghani, was among those helped to safety by Greg Mills, who was working in the presidential palace and had previously served as an adviser to two British commanders, including General Sir Nick Carter, later the Chief of Defence Staff. The end of the war did untold damage to the West’s standing in the world; left millions, who had been promised so much, now under the oppression of the Taliban, and had long-term consequences not only for security in the region but globally too. Today, Afghanistan has been largely erased from media coverage. In this special event, three men who were intimately involved with the war and its endgame discuss their personal memories, thoughts and opinions and ponder what lies in store for the future of this beautiful, culturally rich but troubled country.
Event Theme: Conflict
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