The US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan: Triangular Rivalries and the Limits of Diplomacy

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Event Time: 
12:00 p.m.
Location: 
012 Bendheim Hall

William Maley, Professor and Director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at Australian National University, presented on the topic of "The US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan: Triangular Rivalries and the Limits of Diplomacy," on Thursday, September 22. The seminar series focuses on issues of diplomacy and crisis diplomacy, specifically related to the larger Middle East, Central and South Asia, and international security, state, and self-government.

In addition to his appointment at ANU, William Maley has served as a Visiting Professor at the Russian Diplomatic Academy, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Refugee Studies Programme at Oxford University. He is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), a member of the Australian Chapter of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), and Vice-President of the Refugee Council of Australia. In November 2003, he received the AUSTCARE Paul Cullen Humanitarian Award for services to refugees. Maley is a member of the LISD Advisory Council.

A regular visitor to Afghanistan, he is author of Rescuing Afghanistan (London: Hurst & Co., 2006), and The Afghanistan Wars (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, 2009); co-authored Regime Change in Afghanistan: Foreign Intervention and the Politics of Legitimacy (Boulder: Westview Press, 1991), and Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1992); edited Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban (New York: New York University Press, 1998, 2001); and co-edited The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989); Russia in Search of its Future (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995); From Civil Strife to Civil Society: Civil and Military Responsibilities in Disrupted States (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2003); and Global Governance and Diplomacy: Worlds Apart? (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).