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US - Taliban Partnership: If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them?

Complete video at: Foreign Affairs editor James Hoge argues that the U.S. needs reliable partners in Afghanistan in order to achieve success. He suggests that Karzai has thus far been a disappointment, and to meet the 2011 withdrawal deadline, the U.S. will need to work with unlikely partners like the Taliban. ----- In a now famous 1997 Columbia Journalism Review article, James Hoge argued that the United States perceives the world beyond its borders as largely irrelevant. He argues that unless there is a serious crisis or war, or an international event directly relates to American interests, the nation and its media pay no attention. In this conversation, Hoge discusses changes in the media as well as within the fields of international affairs and foreign policy over the last decade. James Hoge is editor of Foreign Affairs, a bi-monthly magazine of analysis and commentary on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs in 1992, he worked in journalism for three decades as a Washington correspondent, editor and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, and as publisher and president of the New York Daily News. He has been a fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Freedom Forum Media Center at Columbia University, and the American Political Science Association's Congressional Fellowship Program. He is chairman of the International Center for Journalists, a director of Human Rights Watch, and a director of the Center for Global Affairs at New York University. Sponsored by the graduate program in International Affairs. - The New School
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