What is the world significance of the US defeat in Afghanistan? What are the prospects for peace and development there? What role could China, Russia and Iran have in Afghanistan’s reconstruction? How has Western hypocrisy over human and women’s rights unravelled? What is the social character of the Taliban? This is the latest panel discussion hosted by the International Manifesto Group, Black Alliance for Peace, and CODEPINK and took place September 19, 2021.
Moderator Radhika Desai is a Professor at the Department of Political Studies, and Director, Geopolitical Economy Research Group, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Assadullah Keshtmand has served as the Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan to Hungary, Iran, and Ethiopia.
Oleg Barabanov is a Russian historian and political scientist, is Program Director of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Professor, MGIMO University.
Ajamu Baraka is the national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace and was the 2016 candidate for vice president on the Green Party ticket.
Nancy Lindisfarne taught anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies for many years and is the author of Bartered Brides: Politics, Gender and Marriage in an Afghan Tribal Society.
Medea Benjamin is a co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace, is the author of the 2018 book, “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Mohammad Marandi is professor of North American Studies and teaches in the faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran.