The Trump administration has announced a reduction of forces in Afghanistan and Iraq five days before President-elect Joe Biden is due to be sworn into office. That will leave 2,500 troops in each, with situations in both countries still precarious.
Does this signal an end to America's endless wars? What will Biden do next? And how can enduring stability be achieved in these places?
Guests in this edition are Teng Jianqun, Director for the Center of Arms Control at the China Institute of International Studies; Foad Izadi, Associate Professor of American Studies from the University of Tehran; and Shuja Nawaz, Distinguished Fellow at the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council.