Afghanistan’s Collapse: Trouble for America’s Enemies | Prof. Mark Katz

Global Dialogue+

Afghanistan’s Collapse | Trouble for America’s Enemies

A Conversation with Professor Mark Katz

Welcome to Global Dialogue+, a program that brings you insights and perspectives on important global developments, featuring brief conversations with newsmakers, officials and specialists. 

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The August 17th special edition of Global Dialogue+ features TNWAC President Patrick Ryan talking with Professor Mark Katz, Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason Schar School of Policy and Government.
The issue for our conversation today: will the Taliban conquest of Afghanistan result in strategic challenges for Russia, China and Iran? Professor Mark Katz has just written on this topic and is talking with TNWAC about it today.
There is something that often—even if not always—happens after a regime allied to the United States is replaced by a regime that is hostile toward it: serious conflict takes place between America’s adversaries.

Mark N. Katz is a professor of government and politics at George Mason University. He earned a B.A. in international relations from the University of California at Riverside in 1976, an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1978, and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982.

He is the author of The Third World in Soviet Military Thought (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982), Russia and Arabia: Soviet Foreign Policy toward the Arabian Peninsula (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), Gorbachev’s Military Policy in the Third World (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1989), Revolutions and Revolutionary Waves (St. Martin’s Press, 1997), Reflections on Revolutions (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), and Leaving without Losing: The War on Terror after Iraq and Afghanistan (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).

During 2017, he was a visiting scholar first at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (January-March), and then at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki (April-September). During 2018, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London (January-March), and was then the 2018 Sir William Luce Fellow at Durham University in the UK (April-June). In February 2019, he was appointed a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Links to his recent articles can be found on www.marknkatz.com

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Foreign policy experts talked about the Middle East roles of China, Russia, Iran, and Syria. Their remarks were part of a larger discussion on Middle East strategy at a day-long Atlantic Council event.The discussion took place in the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw troops from northern Syria.


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