Afghanistan and the Middle East: Foreign Policy and International Affairs

May 16, 2018


Two former ambassadors join us to discuss the war in Afghanistan and other current events in the Middle East and around the world.


  • Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann (ret.), president, American Academy of Diplomacy. Formerly a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. He served three times as ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain and finally to Afghanistan from July 2005 to April 2007. Neumann is the author of a memoir, "Three Embassies, Four Wars: A Personal Memoir" and "The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan," a book on his time in Afghanistan.
  • Ambassador Charles Dunbar (ret.), served the United States as a career diplomat and ambassador for more than 31 years and ran the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and a U.N. peace mission for a subsequent eight years. He taught U.S. foreign policy at five American colleges and universities.