Craig Barnes: Shoaib Rahim


Afghanistan is a country in cultural transition, caught in war still after 30 years, and is viewed in this conversation by Shoaib Rahim, an Afghan Fulbright scholar who has spent the last year at Duke University. Rahim addresses the contradictions between the need for both a quick American withdrawal and a long-term American presence.  He addresses the catastrophe of American military power killing civilians and the equally potentially catastrophic result from an American hasty retreat that would leave the country helpless before it is able to cope on its own, with its own institutions. Rahim calls for an honest discussion of these ambiguities rather than the easy sloganeering of global politics.

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This show series is offered courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). Craig's show airs on KSFR every Sat at 9AM MST and is streamed live on His full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.


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