Russia marks Afghanistan withdrawal with words of advice for the U.S.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Russia last week marked the 20th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan with avowals from its leaders that they really, truly do not want the American military mission there to suffer the same humiliating fate. But what do the Russians really want in Afghanistan and what does it say about American-Russian relations? To help answer that question, we are joined by the New York Times' Moscow Bureau Chief Clifford J. Levy, who has been following this story closely.

For more, read Clifford J. Levy's article, Poker-Faced, Russia Flaunts Its Afghan Card in the New York Times.

Guests:

Clifford J. Levy

Contributors:

Sitara Nieves

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