Global Strategy Forum and the Windsor Energy Group hosted a seminar entitled ‘Afghan Scenarios – A Nation In The Balance?’ in the House of Lords on Monday 8th March 2010. The seminar provided a series of expert perspectives, both on the present situation in Afghanistan and on the question of how it might be possible to withdraw from Afghanistan without leaving regional chaos and potential serious security consequences for the Middle East.
The following speakers took part:
Professor James C Clad, National Defense University, Washington DC;
Professor Michael Clarke, Director, Royal United Services Institute;
Anthony Fitzherbert, Consultant, Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Land Management;
General The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank GCB LVO OBE, UK Chief of the Defence Staff 1997-2001;
Adam Holloway MP, Member, Defence Select Committee; Professor Anatol Lieven, Department of War Studies, King’s College London;
and Andrew Wilson, News Presenter, Sky.
The seminar was chaired by the Rt Hon Michael Ancram MP, Chairman of Global Strategy Forum and the Rt Hon The Lord Howell of Guildford, Chairman of the Windsor Energy Group.