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BBC Recording: Has the Taliban Won the War in Afghanistan?

Chatham House, London

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Peter W Galbraith, former UN Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan
Lt General Sir Graeme Lamb, former advisor to General Stanley McChrystal
Mariam Abou Zahab, Researcher, Science Po, Paris
Chair: Eddie Mair, Presenter, PM, Radio 4


Eddie Mair chairs a BBC debate on the progress of the conflict in Afghanistan. Some expert observers say 'It's over; the Taliban have won the war'; others believe neither side can win. Yet all agree that the coalition's work in the country is not going well and that the end must be in sight. Panellists include Peter W Galbraith and Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb, former senior advisor to US General McChrystal. Active audience participation will be encouraged.

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There will be a special online debate during the programme on Wednesday 8 September at 8pm on BBC Radio 4. Listeners are invited to debate via Twitter (follow @BBCradio4 and include the hashtag "#TalibanDebate" in your tweets), or by commenting on the Radio 4 blog.

It will also be possible to replay the online debate on the Radio 4 blog after transmission while listening again to the programme if you wish.