Conference Call:

Is “America Back” or Just Backing Away?
How U.S. Partners Perceive the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Not unlike past military withdrawals from Vietnam, Lebanon, and Iraq, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan promises to be a seminal moment in American
foreign policy, with potentially far-ranging implications. Among the most important could be the impact on other states that rely heavily on the credibility of
U.S. global power for their own deterrence and defense.

Please join Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, Israel’s former national security advisor and JINSA distinguished fellow; Dr. I-Chung Lai, president of Taiwan’s
Prospect Foundation; and Dr. Nawaf Obaid, former consultant to the Saudi Royal Court for a discussion of how some of Washington’s closest partners are
viewing the Afghan withdrawal and its possible implications for their countries and the world.

The conversation will be moderated by JINSA Senior Fellow John Hannah.

Tuesday, July 27 – 12:00pm EDT


This conference call is open to the public.

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IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror

IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror is a Distinguished Fellow at JINSA’s Gemunder Center. Amidror was formerly the National Security Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as the head of Israel’s National Security Council from 2011-13.

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Dr. I-Chung Lai

Dr. Lai is president of Taiwan’s Prospect Foundation. He formerly served as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Director General for International Affairs and China Affairs, as well as the Executive Director of the DPP’s Mission to the United States.

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Dr. Nawaf Obaid

Nawaf Obaid is a senior fellow at King’s College London and a commissioner at the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA). He previously served as a consultant to the Saudi Royal Court, and as an advisor to Saudi ambassadors in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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John Hannah

John Hannah is a Senior Fellow at JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. Hannah served in senior foreign policy positions for both Democratic and Republican administrations, including as National Security Advisor to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

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