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Global Hotspot: Afghanistan


Published February 10, 2022

Condoleezza Rice elaborates on America’s involvement in Afghanistan and evaluates how our departure eroded our credibility in the international community. Leaving Afghanistan created additional problems for our responses to other global hotspots and will require us to rebuild our credibility.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Why is it important for the United States to have allies in maintaining the liberal international order?
  2. How has American national security changed since the attacks on September 11, 2001?

Additional resources:

  • Watch “Global Hot Spots with Condoleezza Rice” on PolicyEd. Available here.
  • Watch “Condoleezza Rice on What Unifies Us as Americans” on PolicyEd. Available here.
  • Watch “One Hundred years of Democracy and Foreign Policy,” with Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Krasner, and Niall Ferguson, on PolicyEd. Available here.