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Afghanistan’s Lessons for a More Sustainable Foreign Policy

September 21, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

After two decades of U.S. engagement in Afghanistan, America’s longest war is ending with a dramatically unplanned evacuation of civilian personnel, U.S. citizens, and some vulnerable Afghans ahead of the September 11 deadline set for the formal withdrawal of U.S. forces. The rapid take-over of Kabul by the Taliban has prompted debate about the future of Afghanistan, the impact of U.S. policy decisions, and the moral responsibility that America bears following its decades of intervention. What lessons can the United States learn from our prolonged engagement? Join us for this Foreign Policy Forum with Adam Weinstein, from the Quincy Institute, who will offer his thoughts on such lessons and discuss prospects for Afghanistan and for the United States’ future engagement in the region.

Adam Weinstein is a Research Fellow with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He previously worked for KPMG’s international trade practice and assisted multinational clients in navigating Asia’s changing trade landscape, managing sanctions risk, and utilizing free trade agreements. Adam’s analysis on Afghanistan and Pakistan has been featured in Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks, Lawfare, and The National Interest. Adam served as a U.S. Marine and deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 as part of a detachment to the 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company where he served in Uruzgan Province in support of Australia’s 2nd Commando Regiment.


5:30 PM Reception

6:00 PM Program begins

6:45 PM Q&A

7:15 PM Program concludes

Admission: Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students $5.

Location: The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

Parking: Parking at the Union Club is $10 for valet service. Additional parking options include other lots in the downtown area and street parking, if parking restrictions are not in place. Car services, such as Uber and Lyft, are always an option. CCWA also encourages walking, biking, or public transportation, including the RTA.

Registration: Registration for this event has closed. We are not able to accommodate walk-ins.  With questions, contact our office at 216.282.1041.


September 21, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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