The American withdrawal from Afghanistan led to the rapid collapse of the Afghan government. The Taliban’s rapid takeover has led to questions about how American allies and adversaries will respond. FPRI’s Aaron Stein and coauthors Michael Kofman and Yun Sun will discuss how an American ally, Turkey, and two competitors, China and Russia, view the region and what that means for the United States. This event is based on a recent article the three speakers wrote for War on the Rocks, you can read it byclicking here.
Michael Kofman - Michael Kofman serves as Director of the Russia Studies Program at CNA and as a Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC.
Yun Sun - Yun Sun is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. Her expertise is in Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations and China’s relations with neighboring countries and authoritarian regimes.
Aaron Stein - Aaron Stein is the Director of Research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). He is also the Director of the Middle East Program and Acting Director of the National Security Program at FPRI.