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"The Americans were not capable of having trust-based relations with the society which they did not respect" – Andrey Sushentsov about withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan

"U.S. analysts believe that bringing of troops to Afghanistan was an overreaction. The Americans responded to an important, but still not a life-threatening challenge from Al-Qaeda, terrorists in Afghanistan, as if it was a total war of the World War II scale. At that moment, the United States was at the peak of its military power, unilateral domination in the world order and, probably, was looking for an opportunity to demonstrate its capacity of external administration in a unilateral manner to the world", Director of the Institute of International Studies at MGIMO University and Program Director of the Valdai Discussion Club Andrey Sushentsov  expresses his views during the "Expert's Opinion" show today, on September 16.

The Gorchakov Fund discussed military operations of Washington in Afghanistan and Iraq and the problem of international terrorism with the expert.

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