A panel discussion on the new interim government in Afghanistan: how it was formed, its top priorities, the most significant problems it faces, and what kind of support it will receive from the international community.


  • Qayyum Karzai adviser to former Afghanistan King Zahir Shah, brother of the new interim government leader, and head of Afghans for Civil Society
  • Dr. Ashraf Ghani Chairman, the Institute for State Effectiveness and former finance minister of Afghanistan and chancellor of Kabul University. He is also an adviser to the U.N. and has served as chief adviser to President Karzai. He's also author of the forthcoming book, "Fixing Failed States."
  • Ahmed Rashid Pakistani journalist, writer, and author. His books include "Taliban" and most recently "Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia"

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