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Karl Eikenberry

William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at CISAC, CDDRL, TEC, and Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow; and Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Retired U.S. Army Lt. General

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June 17th, 2014

FSI scholars call advances of Islamic militants in Iraq stunning

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Karl Eikenberry tells ABC News (Australia) that the advances of the Islamic militants in Iraq in the last week have been stunning. And Martha Crenshaw joins a panel on public radio program KQED Forum to talk about who the militants are and the caliphate they envision. +VIDEO+
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June 9th, 2014

US-China relations headed for “scratchy time,” says Oksenberg lecturer

Shorenstein APARC, SCP News

Kenneth Lieberthal of The Brookings Institution delivered the annual Oksenberg Lecture on U.S.-China relations at Shorenstein APARC on June 3. He was joined by a panel of scholars, including Cui Liru of CICIR, FSI distinguished fellows Karl Eikenberry and Thomas Fingar, and Stanford China Program Director Jean Oi. Afterward in a Q&A, Eikenberry shared his observations from the Shangri-La Dialogue. Read more »



May 29th, 2014

Eikenberry: Afghans must take charge of their own destiny

CISAC, FSI Stanford Q&A

In this Q&A, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry says it's time for Afghanistan to take charge of its own destiny and agrees with President Obama's timeline for the drawdown of U.S. troops. +VIDEO+
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May 28th, 2014

The American Calculus of Military Intervention

CISAC, FSI Stanford Op-ed

Debates on military intervention are complicated by a network of political, security and economic interests that must be balanced when contemplating this option. In this IISS commentary, CISAC's Karl Eikenberry talks about how four factors heavily influence the current calculus. Read more »



April 8th, 2014

Eikenberry: Afghan security forces performed well during elections

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry, a William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at CISAC and FSI, says in this KQED radio panel that security during the elections in Afghanistan had greatly improved, but the country will still need support from the international community moving forward. Read more »




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