Afghan-US relations deteriorating

Today we are going to look at Afghanistan – an issue high on the US agenda. The deterioration of security situation, a rise in civilian deaths and recent remarks by Afghan President Hamid Karzai might point to growing tensions between the Afghan and the US governments.

Is that really so? How has cooperation between the US and Afghan governments been developing in the recent months? What is the position of Mr. Karzai and what are the prospects for the NATO-led forces withdrawal?

These are the issues we discuss with our guest speakers – Daniel Serwer Professor with Johns Hopkins University, and Vyatcheslav Belokrenitsky, Deputy Director of the Institute for Oriental Studies with the Russian Academy of Sciences.


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