How Western Hubris Lost Afghanistan

portrait_lucy_morgan_edwardsLucy Morgan Edwards will trace the course of Western military and civil involvement in Afghanistan and provide an insight into the mistakes of the past, the current situation and the likely outcomes for that country. Lucy has spent seven years in the region, including running community development projects in Kandahar during the Taliban period and living with a family of tribal leaders whilst in Jalalabad. She was also an election monitor at the Emergency Loya Jirga, the initial stage of the, so called, democratisation process in Afghanistan. Lucy is author ofThe Afghan Solution: The Inside Story of Abdul Haq, the CIA and How Western Hubris Lost Afghanistan

A former political advisor to the E U Ambassador in Kabul, where she followed narcotics, security sector reform and civil military affairs, Lucy was also a correspondent for the Economist and Daily Telegraph. Lucy has written papers on post-9/11 Afghanistan, and made presentations on Afghanistan at Chatham House, the Royal Society of Asia Affairs, the Frontline Club and at the House of Commons. see website