PBS NewsHour

Rina Amiri, Afghanistan and Regional Policy Initiative director, spoke with PBS about the impact of sanctions on Taliban leaders and their ramifications for Afghan citizens.

Oct 12, 2021
Rina Amiri

CIC senior fellow Rina Amiri appeared on the PBS NewsHour to discuss threats to women's rights in Afghanistan.

Aug 18, 2021
Rina Amiri
United States, Afghanistan

Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Project director Barnett Rubin appeared on the PBS NewsHour to discuss the US-Taliban truce agreement.

"This is the most serious attempt so far, because the U.S. and Taliban are actually going to sign an agreement which has a road map to a fuller agreement, including negotiations among Afghans," Rubin said. "So this is the first time that I can say we're really starting a peace process."

Feb 21, 2020
Barnett Rubin
Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Barnett Rubin speaks with Hari Sreenivasan of PBS Newshour about the potential deployment of troops to Afghanistan.  A transcript of the interview is provided below.

May 28, 2017
Barnett Rubin

On Saturday May 22, a U.S. drone strike killed Mullah Mansour, the leader of the Taliban and architect of the group’s bloody reconquest of Afghanistan this past year. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the killing, and Hari Sreenivasan talks to former Pakistani diplomat Riaz Mohammad Khan and former State Department official Barnett Rubin about what lies ahead for the Taliban.

May 23, 2016
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Why has security in Afghanistan deteriorated so much over the past year? Former Defense Department officials David Sedney and Barnett Rubin join Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Dec 24, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan

After months of waiting through a contested election, the U.S. has settled with Afghanistan’s new leadership on a security agreement for the transition toward Afghan security self-reliance. Former State Department official Barnett Rubin talks to Jeffrey Brown about whether President Ashraf Ghani will prove a reliable ally, as well as what we’ve learned from American involvement in Afghanistan.

Watch the full PBS NewsHour interview below "Understanding the U.S. security agreement with Afghanistan".

Oct 01, 2014
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan