Ahmed Rashid, author of Pakistan on the Brink, is interviewed by Clarissa Ward, CBS News foreign correspondent.
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After the taping of Great Conversations, the audience is invited to ask questions of the author. KET presents these after-the-show segments as online exclusives.
- The Russian Invasion (1:45)
- Repercussions for Length of the U.S. Stay in Afghanistan (1:38)
- Is Foreign Aid Needed for Democracy? (1:56)
- What Role will India Play? (2:37)
- Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons (2:14)
- The Military Effect on Democracy in Pakistan (2:11)
- Turkey as a Role Model (2:22)
A leading journalist in Pakistan, Ahmed Rashid is a true insider with superb sources. In Pakistan on the Brink, he addresses concerns about the current state of Pakistan, the ramifications of the United States’ exit from Afghanistan, and negotiating with the Taliban. Rashid is a regular columnist for leading national and international publications and a frequent guest on NPR’s Fresh Air.
Clarissa Ward, named CBS News foreign correspondent in October 2011, has covered Asia for ABC News and was one of the first network correspondents to report directly from the hardest hit areas after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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