Since taking office just over a week ago, the Biden administration has stated its intention to get up to speed on Afghanistan.
It is reviewing the agreement that the Trump administration signed with the Taliban nearly a year ago, it is looking into its troop posture options, and it is considering how to approach a nascent but fragile peace process amid rapidly intensifying violence.
In the latest episode of The AfPak File, we discuss the hopes and expectations of Afghans for the Biden administration and its policies in Afghanistan.
Joining the debate are Omar Samad, a former Afghan ambassador and senior diplomat and currently senior fellow at the Atlantic Council; Heela Najibullah, an Afghan analyst, writer and activist; and Michael Kugelman, Asia Program deputy director and senior associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center.
Muhammad Tahir, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's media manager in Washington, DC, moderates the debate.