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How have people in Afghanistan and Pakistan reacted to the US presidential election? Would a potential Joe Biden administration bring continuity or change in US policy toward the Afghanistan-Pakistan region? What could one expect from a second Trump administration? And how much of an impact do U.S. presidents have on American policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan?

The latest episode of The AfPak File podcast examines these questions and more.

Panelists include Sami Mahdi, bureau chief for Radio Azadi, the Afghanistan Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and a Kabul University lecturer; Shamila Chaudhary, president of the American Pakistan Foundation and a former director for Pakistan and Afghanistan at the US National Security Council; 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 DC, moderates the discussion.

This podcast originally appeared on RFE/RL.


Muhammad Tahir

Media Manager, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

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