Karl Eikenberry

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and former Commander of Coalition Forces
Force and Diplomacy

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Karl Eikenberry, who commanded coalition forces in Afghanistan and served as U.S. Ambassador there. Reflecting on his career as soldier and diplomat, Ambassador Eikenberry recalls his formative experiences and compares the skill set and challenges of the two postings. He evaluates the volunteer military force, analyzes the situation in Afghanistan as the US stands down, describes the problems posed by exit strategies after intervention, and reflects on the implications of the rise of China and the US pivot toward Asia.

Recent Interviews

Oct 13 2016
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Sep 29 2016
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Apr 22 2016
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Apr 13 2016
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