30 Issues: Pakistan and Afghanistan

Former New York mayor Ed Koch, now partner at Bryan Cave LLP and radio host, says the next president should pull out of Afghanistan before Iraq.

Then
Steve Coll, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, staff writer at the New Yorker Magazine and author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, with Barnett Rubin, director of studies and senior fellow at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, and Tariq Ali, novelist, historian, one of New Left Review’s editors and the author of The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power, will talk about what the next president faces in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Then
Sabahat Ashraf, a writer/blogger who makes his living as a technical writer in Silicon Valley and covers events in Pakistan, and Sarah Chayes, founder of the Arghand Cooperative based in Kandahar and former NPR reporter, will talk about Afghan and Pakistani society.