Afghanistan’s first parliament in 30 years holds its first meeting on Dec. 19. NATO expands its mission there in the spring while US forces continue to battle Taliban and al Qaeda fighters. Diane talks with Afghanistan’s ambassador to the U.S. about his country’s struggle for stability and security, followed by comments from additional guests.


  • Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S.
  • Ambassador James Dobbins Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, and former special envoy to Afghanistan.
  • Amin Tarzi Senior fellow at the Center for Advance Defense Studies and Afghanistan analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

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