On October 5, 2017, Afghan Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Dr. Hamdullah Mohib delivered opening remarks at a Wilson Center discussion, “Sixteen Years and Counting: What’s Next For America’s Longest War?”. Ambassador Mohib told listeners, we are gathered here today to talk about America’s longest war, but it is also Afghanistan’s longest war. He spoke about the need to win the Afghan people and how that is the missing link to bringing the war in Afghanistan to a conclusion.
The discussion was moderated by Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia; speakers included Christopher Kolenda, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Luke Coffey, Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation; and Shamila Chaudhary, Senior South Asia Fellow, New America, and Senior Advisor, Johns Hopkins SAIS.
Watch Ambassador Mohib’s full remarks here.