Pardee School Partners with State Department on Alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience
Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in the Summer of 2021, they have rolled back two decades of progress in women’s rights as well as access to work and education. This public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies aims to tackle these setbacks.
Najam Joins “Dawn News” Analysis of Afghanistan Post-U.S. Withdrawal
Professor Najam offers his thoughts on the one year since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and describes it as a year of “global disinterest, U.S. disengagement, and Taliban incompetence.”
Storella Comments on U.S. Efforts to Protect Afghan Allies
In his comments, Ambassador Storella discusses his experience working on the SIV program, notes the rigorous nature of the vetting process, and explains how the Trump administration intentionally broke the program.
Storella Discusses U.S. Refugee Policy Following Afghanistan Withdrawal
According to Ambassador Storella, the large influx of refugees from Afghanistan reveals strains in the U.S. refugee resettlement system and critical weaknesses in U.S. asylum policy and infrastructure.
Najam Quoted on U.S. Relationship with Pakistan
“I’ve argued for a very long time that it isn’t even a relationship…The U.S. doesn’t trust Pakistan, and there is no one in Pakistan who trusts the U.S. But there is a sense that they need each other.”
Storella Delivers Harvard Club Lecture on America’s Place in the World
Ambassador Storella’s lecture explored the multiple factors shaping America’s place in the world and how that role might evolve and adapt to 21st-century realities.
Weinstein Leads IHI Lecture on U.S. Military-Civilian Divides
Lt. Gen. Weinstein (Ret.) discussed the continuous presence of United States forces in the Middle East since Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the need for all Americans to understand its military, as well as the need for a new doctrine of military force to be applied before the U.S. gets into another conflict.
Lessons and Insights Gleaned 20 Years After 9/11
During this special Alumni Weekend edition of Beyond the Headlines, our panel of experts discuss how the 9/11 terrorist attacks changed the world, the motivations behind the global war on terror, and the lessons that can be learned from the longest war in United States history.
Heine Publishes Op-Ed on Afghanistan and the Future of Eurasia
“Who wins and who loses with the U.S. withdrawal from the ‘graveyard of empires’? What will its effects be on China and on India?”
Stern Discusses Global Impact of 9/11 on CFTNI Panel
Professor Stern joined fellow experts to explore how the U.S. should deal with terrorism in the aftermath of its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and best deal with allies and adversaries abroad in order to secure its security interests.
Pardee School Faculty Reflect on How 9/11 Changed the World
Professors Najam, Schilde, Stern, Weinstein, and Wippl reflect on how the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States reshaped our lives over the last 20 years.
Najam Discusses Evolving Situation in Afghanistan & Taliban Governance
After sweeping across and taking over Afghanistan, Dean Najam says the Taliban are bound to face the same type of governance challenges that Afghan leaders over the past 40 years have faced.
Woodward Comments on Taliban Acquisition of Sensitive Afghan Databases
With detailed data on millions of Afghans potentially in Taliban control, Professor Woodward commented that Pakistani, Chinese, Russian, and Iranian intelligence – all with their own agendas – would be interested to know who worked with the Americans.
Bacevich Interviewed for Premier Question of the Week Podcast
Pardee School Professor emeritus Andrew Bacevich discusses the state of American security 20 years after 9/11 and President Biden’s decision to pull troops from Afghanistan.
Storella Discusses Trump’s Impact on SIV Processing
“‘Extreme vetting’ produced extreme delays that put our allies’ lives at risk and contributed to the desperate scenes we are witnessing in Kabul today.”
Garčević Publishes Op-ed on Afghanistan & Lessons for Western Policy in Balkans
According to Ambassador Garčević, the crisis in Afghanistan can be a wake-up call and an opportunity for both the US and the EU to reconsider their current strategies in other parts of the world, including the Balkans.
Weinstein Interviewed on Afghanistan Withdrawal and “Deadline Politics”
“You’re going to have to have a deadline. You’re going to have to stick to a deadline. And that deadline is going to get moved.”
Shifrinson Quoted on U.S. Credibility Amid Afghanistan Withdrawal
“The fact that we haven’t seen the castigation of U.S. credibility in an overt, dramatic way is a more telling indicator.”
Storella Breaks Down Differences Between Vietnam & Afghanistan Withdrawals
“Our friends and allies—and our competitors—will not be focused on how badly the United States damaged itself in Afghanistan. They will look for signals that the United States is now prepared to focus on its most important strategic interests and do so in a concerted and competent way.”
Heine Interviewed on Impact of the Fall of Kabul on Latin America
“Latin America has to focus on its economic crisis and not on ideological and geopolitical issues that only divide us.”