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Afghanistan: what now?


This is a newsroom ThinkIn. In-person and digital only tickets are available. 

Although it happened faster than even the Taliban expected, the fall of Kabul was not a surprise. The key question is, what happens now? Join Tortoise journalists and experts in the geopolitics of the region for our first ThinkIn of the autumn season as together we come to terms with the implications of the desperate situation in Afghanistan for the Afghan people, for international security and for neighbouring countries. 


editor and invited experts

James Harding
Co-founder and Editor

General Sir David Richards
Former head of British Armed Forces who commanded the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan 2006-2007

Shabnam Nasimi
British Afghan social and political activist, commentator and writer. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Conservative Friends of Afghanistan

Yalda Hakim
Award winning foreign correspondent for BBC World News