The Afghan Eye
The Afghan Eye
Apr 22, 2021
The Impossibility of Nation Building
Play • 1 hr 39 min

 Sangar and Ahmed-Waleed host Dr. William Ruger: Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and Vice President for Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute. Dr. Ruger was President Trump's nominee for US Ambassador to Afghanistan and was also recently published in NYT with an op-ed titled ‘Why President Biden Must Withdraw From Afghanistan’. 

Dr. William Ruger's Twitter handle: @WillRuger 

Some of the topics Ahmed-Waleed and Sangar quiz Dr. Ruger are: 
1) Dr. Ruger's experience serving in Afghanistan 
2) Why he has been so opposed to war in Afghanistan 
3) The fundamental mistakes made by the US in Afghanistan 
4) Realist foreign policy 
5) The US' moral responsibility toward promoting liberal values in Afghanistan and 'nation building' 
6) American-Afghan relations following a US withdrawal, and following a peace deal 
7) The spoilers of a peace deal 8) Afghanistan's natural resources, rugs, and trade. 

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