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On the frontline: refocusing on Afghanistan

Looking forward at the year ahead and what it holds for Afghans and foreign troops stationed in the country.

It has been nearly 12 years since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, and 2013 is set to be a defining year in the country’s recent history. As large numbers of foreign troops begin to withdraw, in an aim to meet the 2014 target, many are apprehensive about whether the Karzai administration can keep the country from slipping into civil war.

In 2012 coverage of British troops fighting in Afghanistan has been sparse, the war has become costly and unpopular with the public, and many of the troops on the ground no longer have a clear idea of why they are fighting. Obama and Cameron will be looking to portray a clean exit, but with an increase in attacks by Afghan soldiers on Western soldiers, known as green-on-blue incidents, this may be difficult.

Join us to look forward at the year ahead and what it holds for Afghans and foreign troops stationed in the country. We will be asking whether it is time for the media to re-engage with the situation as this latest chapter in Afghanistan’s history begins to come to a close.

Panelists to be confirmed.




Date and Time:

23 January 2013 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
W2 1QJ
+44 (0)20 7479 8950

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£12.50 Standard, £10 Concession

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