Free Tonight?

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Free Tonight?

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Afghanistan and Iraq: good war, bad war? That's the question posed by Lakhdar Brahimi at the London School of Economics tonight. Mid-way through this decade, the war in Afghanistan looked to have achieved a positive outcome, with a popular leader and relatively stable capital city in place. Meanwhile, Iraq was turning into a protracted and bloody conflict with no end in site. As the Noughties come to a close, that situation appears to be reversing. Withdrawal from Iraq is looking increasingly plausible while a resurgent Taliban and growing violence have led to regression in Afghanistan. Renowned diplomat and former Algerian ambassador to the UK Lakhdar Brahimi discusses the two conflicts in LSE's Hong Kong Theatre tonight from 6.30. Entry is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last Updated 11 February 2009