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The last 20 years have seen many plans to take U.S. and coalition troops out of Afghanistan. The most recent announcement to bring more troops home before the next administration enters office is just the latest.  On this episode, Asia expert Michael Kugelman returns to the Need to Know podcast to discuss the latest domestic and foreign policy developments for Afghanistan.

Congressional Relations

The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.  Read more

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more