Talking to the Taliban: Hope Over History?

July 9, 2013

On 8 July, Peter Bergen of the New America Foundation was kind enough to host me and WOTR Contributor Peter Neumann to speak about the findings of a new report, Talking to the Taliban, which we wrote with WOTR Contributing Editor John Bew, Martyn Frampton, and Marisa Porges.  I was honored to also be speaking on the same panel as Ambassador Omar Samad – a courageous diplomat and keen participant-observer of Afghan affairs.  Ben Connable of the RAND Corporation was kind enough to moderate.

You can watch the video of the event here and read the report here.

Ambassador Omar Samad, Ryan Evans, Peter Neumann, and Ben Connable (from left to right).
Ambassador Omar Samad, Ryan Evans, Peter Neumann, and Ben Connable (from left to right).