In this new video, two geopolitical experts – Anatol Lieven and Raffaello Pantucci – discuss the real consequences of current events in Afghanistan. They conclude that some of the feared consequences may be exaggerated, while other consequences have not yet been properly considered:

Anatol Lieven is senior research fellow on Russia and Europe at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in Washington and senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London. He is a member of the academic board of the Valdai discussion club in Russia, and a member of the advisory committee of the South Asia Department of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was formerly a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and in the War Studies Department of King’s College London. His book “Pakistan: A Hard Country” is on the official reading lists for U.S. and British diplomats serving in that country.

Raffaello Pantucci is a Senior Fellow in the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) in London. He was previously an associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College London and worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) in Shanghai.