Frank Ledwidge

July 4, 2013

Talking to the Taliban

by Sally Ashley-Cound The Taliban have made steps towards wanting to be seen as a legitimate political force, by setting up an operations office in Qatar on 18 June this year. The¬†First Wednesday discussion chaired by Paddy O’Connell at the Frontline Club on 3 July¬†asked: Is talking to the Taliban a solution? John D McHugh, […]


August 23, 2011 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Counterinsurgency and the “War on Terror”: Doomed to fail?

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks we will be bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the “War on Terror” that was launched by the United States government in their wake.

What has been achieved in Afghanistan and Iraq and, ten years on, what could be learnt from the Arab Spring about change in the region? 5 months into a new campaign in Libya, is it time that we reassess our involvement in the Arab world?