Afghanistan: Where Superpowers Go To Die?

Russians know how hard it is to win a war in Afghanistan

Monday, May 11, 2009

Twenty years ago, the Soviet Union's military retreated from Afghanistan in disarray. Their bloody nine-year conflict has often been called “Russia’s Vietnam.” Now some Russians see America and its NATO allies heading for a similar destiny. To discuss this alarming possibility is Sergei Khrushchev, the son of the former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. (Sergei’s father died in 1971.) Sergei, a fellow in international affairs at Brown University, joins a conversation with the BBC’s Russia reporter Olexiy Solohubenko and James Joyner of the Atlantic Council.

Guests:

James Joyner, Sergei Khrushchev and Olexiy Solohubenko

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

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