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Rory Stewart:
Time to end the war in Afghanistan

TEDGlobal 2011 · 20:02 · Filmed Jul 2011
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Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan
20:02 · Filmed July 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011 · Subtitles available in 31 languages

British MP Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after 9/11, talking with citizens and warlords alike. Now, a decade later, he asks: Why are Western and coalition forces still fighting there? He shares lessons from past military interventions that worked — Bosnia, for instance — and shows that humility and local expertise are the keys to success.

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Rory Stewart — a perpetual pedestrian, a diplomat, an adventurer and an author — is the member of British Parliament for Penrith and the Border. Full bio
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