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.”
Najam Discusses Significance of Ayman Al Zawahiri’s Killing
Professor Najam argues that the killing of Ayman Al Zawahiri signifies a clear message that even if the U.S. has left Afghanistan, the “War on Terror” continues and is considered “unfinished business.”
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.”
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?”
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.
Heine Discusses Impact of Kabul’s Fall on the International System
“The great withdrawal of the United States from Central Asia, and from the key passageway of Eurasia, will have vast repercussions.”
Najam Comments on Situation in Afghanistan with International Media
As dramatic as the events have been, Dean Najam says we should not consider the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul the end of the story; their true intent will be proven in their actions.
Heine Interviewed on the Fall of Kabul to Taliban
While the long-term political fallout for the Biden administration from the withdrawal of Afghanistan is unlikely to be significant, but the effects on the international system, and particularly in Central Asia, will be.
Mako Comments on Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan
“The question has never been about whether the US should leave Afghanistan…It is about the nature of the withdrawal, particularly given that the humanitarian catastrophe should not have come as a shock to the Biden administration.”
Najam Discusses Accelerated Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan
“We should brace ourselves for much more violence in the coming months, as the final settlements is likely to be determined through conflict rather than negotiations.”
Najam Interviewed on US-Taliban Afghanistan Deal
Adil Najam was a featured analyst on the TV news show ‘Breaking Point’ to discuss the ‘morning after’ effects of the US-Taliban peace talks on Afghanistan.
Najam in VOA on Trump’s Asia Diplomacy
Dean Adil Najam interviewed on VOA on US diplomatic moves in North Korea, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Slideshow: BU Remembers Peshawar
The “Free At Last” Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Sculpture at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel has been transformed into a memorial for the more than 140 people killed in a Dec. 16 Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.