A discussion with two of Washington’s most insightful commentators on a defining moment of the Biden presidency: the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove hosted this discussion with The New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Thomas Wright about the implications of the US withdrawal for the fight against terrorism and America’s role as the leading global power.
Susan Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes a weekly column on life in Washington. Glasser has served as the top editor of several Washington publications, including Politico and Foreign Policy. Ms Glasser co-authored Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin and the End of Revolution as well as The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III, both written with her husband Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times.
Dr Thomas Wright is the director of the Centre on the United States and Europe and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. Dr Wright is the author of All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power. His new book, Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order, co-authored with Colin Kahl, is released this month.
Dr Michael Fullilove AM is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Dr Fullilove is the author of several books, including A Larger Australia: The 2015 ABC Boyer Lectures and Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World, which won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction.