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Peninsula | How History Caught Up With the West in Afghanistan

Dec. 6—Drawing from his years of reporting from Afghanistan, journalist Andrew North discussed how history caught up with the west in Afghanistan, with examples from the early period after 9/11 through to the Taliban takeover.

December 6, 2023

7:00—8:30 PM PT

Los Altos Library, 13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022

World Affairs Peninsula Chapter

This program was not recorded.

Drawing from his years of reporting from Afghanistan, journalist Andrew North—arrested and detained by the Taliban during a reporting trip in 2022—will discuss how history caught up with the west in Afghanistan, with examples from the early period after 9/11 through to the Taliban takeover. He will examine how many of the issues that defined the US-led coalition’s occupation could be traced back to the way Afghanistan came into being during the British colonial era in the 19th century.

Speaker:
Andrew North, independent journalist, former BBC reporter

Schedule:
Doors open: 6:30 PM PT
Program: 7:00 PM—8:30 PM PT

This program is free to attend, and pre-registration is not required. Seating capacity is limited to 100, so please arrive early to ensure a seat.