"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Senlis - Symposium on Afghanistan - the only people who talk sense on the problems and have some answers

The Senlis Council, in collaboration with The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), will be holding a symposium on “A Cohesive Strategy for the Future of Afghanistan: Reconciling Counter-Insurgency, Counter-Narcotics and Reconstruction Efforts”, on 14 February 2007 at 11:00am , Arundel House, London.

The symposium intends to make recommendations on how to reconcile the Counter-Insurgency, Counter-Narcotics and Reconstruction strands of the effort in Afghanistan.

Keynote speakers

Lieutenant General David Richards, Commander, NATO-International Security Assistance Force - who has just been replaced and who did not get on too well with the US forces assigned to NATO (pic NATO)

General Abdul Rahim Wardak, Minister of Defence, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ms Norine MacDonald QC, President and Lead Field Researcher for Afghanistan, The Senlis Council

Plus other speakers knoweadgeable about the issues and the region.
Mr Peter Bergen, Dr Patrick Cronin, Ambassador James Dobbins,Dr David Kilcullen, Ms Elizabeth Kvitashvili, Mullah Taj Mohammad Mujahid, Ms Hawa Alam Nuristani, Mr Larry Sampler. For further information

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