The Weekly Wonk: Karzai's Dangerous Game

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is refusing to sign the U.S. peace agreement that outlines the terms of our 2014 withdrawal. What's he thinking – and how will his actions impact our – and Afghanistan's – security? National Security Program Senior Fellows Omar Samad and Douglas Ollivant join Slaughter to interpret Karzai's obstinance, forecast how the country will fare post-withdrawal, and think critically about the ROI of our continued involvement.


Anne-Marie Slaughter is the president and CEO of New America, a think ​and action ​tank dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age.

Fuzz Hogan oversees the Editorial, Events and Communications Department. He is a former Executive Producer at CNN.

Douglas Ollivant is an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America. He is managing partner and the senior vice president of Mantid International, LLC.

Omar Samad