Q & A with distinguished alum David Miliband on the war in Afghanistan

Former UK foreign secretary visiting MIT this week as a Wilhelm Fellow

While riots and political upheaval in Libya have dominated international headlines recently, David Miliband, a member of the British Parliament and former foreign secretary for the United Kingdom, says Afghanistan "musn't become the forgotten war, despite the importance of the events in the Middle East and North Africa." Miliband, an alumnus of MIT's Department of Political Science, also gave a Starr Forum talk at the MIT Center for International Studies titled "Afghanistan: Mending It, Not Just Ending It." MIT News talked with Miliband about the need for a revamped political strategy for Afghanistan, where there has been increasing violence in recent months.

Read full Q & A here.

by Jennifer Chu

David Miliband Video

STARR Forum - Afghanistan: Mending it Not Just Ending It