Afghanistan has been a strategic prize for foreign empires for more than 200 years. British, Russian, and U.S. and NATO forces have all fought across its beautiful and inhospitable terrain, in conflicts variously ruthless, misguided and bloody. This violent history is the subject of David Loyn's magisterial book, In Afghanistan: Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation, which draws on his unrivalled knowledge of the Taliban and the forces that prevail in Afghanistan, to provide the definitive analysis of the lessons these conflicts have for the present day. With 30 years' experience as a foreign correspondent, David Loyn has had a front-row seat during Afghanistan's recent history. Join us as Peter Bergen moderates a discussion on the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.