Retired US Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann Speaks on Future of US Policy in Afghanistan.

9-11-18 The guest speaker was Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann (Ret.), former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Bahrain and Algeria. Ambassador Neumann is now president of the American Academy of Diplomacy. Ambassador Neumann spoke about the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Success in Afghanistan is possible if success is defined as preventing the country from becoming a launching pad for terrorist attacks on the U.S. and its allies. There must be military, political and economic elements, and great patience is required. The greatest mistake the Obama administration made was to set timelines for disengagement, which caused friends to doubt U.S. commitment and enemies to persist. Ambassador Neumann is the author of “The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan” and “Three Embassies, Four Wars: a Personal Memoir”. To contact Ambassador Neumann, please do so at the Academy at:

RNeumann@academyofdiplomacy.org