The Lifeboat News
[ Post a Response | The Lifeboat News ]
The conversation between Pepe and Scott starts at about 40:00 odd
And it was an excellent conversation, interspersed with tales, insights and a hell of a lot of historical and cultural knowledge about Afghanistan and where it is now and where it might be going. Timeline-wise it was just before Talib announced the government make-up. Fwiw the question about the government make-up included items like Shiite and women's integration. We now know that we only have a couple of Shiite guys in the cabinet and no women. Ultimately the future will depend on the integration of Afghanistan into SCO - things will only happen then that are likely to bring 'modernity' to Afghanistan. I stopped the session at about 02:00:00. Well worth it.