Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, neighboring Pakistan has promoted a vision of moderate Taliban rule and has argued on the group’s behalf for international support. But as the myth of moderation dissipates, will Pakistan’s plans pan out?
Join us for a conversation on Afghanistan and its neighbors with renowned Pakistani journalist and award-winning author, Ahmed Rashid and Carnegie's Aqil Shah.
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