Afghanistan: From the Great Game to the Global War on Terror
(Ali Jalali, April 26, 2017)
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About the speaker
Ali Jalali is Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Germany and designated Special Envoy to NATO. He served as Interior Minister from 2003-2005, creating a trained force of 50,000 Afghan National Police and 12,000 Border Police. He is also a Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University in Washington D.C.
Ali Jalali has taught at higher education institutions of Afghanistan and extensively lectured at U.S. National Defense University, U.S. Army War College, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the British Army Staff College, Camberley, England. During his VOA career from 1982 to 2003, Jalali directed broadcasts in Pashto, Dari and Farsi (Persian) languages to Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan. As a journalist, he covered the war in Afghanistan (1982-1993) and the former Soviet Central Asia (1993-2000).