States in the global North have a long history of intervening in other countries, from the numerous US-sponsored regime changes of the Cold War era to the War on Terror in the aftermath of 9/11.
In light of the NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the breath-taking speed of the Taliban’s resurgence to power, questions are being asked about the motivations, impact and effectiveness of Western-led statebuilding around the world.
In this webinar, recent International Affairs authors elucidate the history of Western interventions, tracing how the global North has failed to transform fragile states into liberal democracies, and what impact this has on their actions. They reflect on how this failure has influenced more recent interventions, and what it could mean for the future.
Peter Albrecht, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies
Maria-Louise Clausen, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies
Chair: Krisztina Csortea, Deputy Editor, International Affairs