The Heat: Afghanistan-U.S. ties

The Heat

It was back in April –after nearly two decades of conflict – when President Biden said it was “time to end the forever war.”

So as U.S. forces prepare to complete their withdrawal in the coming weeks and months, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani came calling, looking for concrete pledges of financial and diplomatic support, and continued technical assistance for Afghan forces.

CGTN’s White House correspondent Nathan King has the details.

To discuss:

  • Victoria Fontan is a professor of peace and conflict studies at the American University of Afghanistan.
  • Tabish Forugh is a political analyst and former Afghan government official.
  • Ahmad Shah Mohibi focuses on terrorism, violent extremism and international security as the founder of “Rise to Peace.”
  • Omar Samad served as Afghanistan’s Ambassador to France and Canada. 

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