07/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sign Up: GlobalPost Afghanistan Conference Call

On the ground in Afghanistan
A GlobalPost Passport Conference Call

Nearly eight years after the U.S. invasion in the wake of 9/11, Afghanistan has reached a watershed moment. In the lead up to the presidential election in August, President Hamid Karzai is losing popularity and no strong alternative has emerged. Meanwhile, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal has taken charge of America's growing military presence, with new ideas about how to win greater Afghan support.

Will these developments bolster democracy and Western interests? Or will the Taliban be able to capitalize on the changes to further entrench itself in the Afghan countryside?

On Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. (EST), the international news site will host a correspondent conference call focusing on Afghanistan's uncertain future. These calls are usually only available to members of Passport, GlobalPost's premium content service, but GlobalPost is opening up the call free to readers of The Huffington Post World section. The call will be open to the first 100 people that respond. On the call will be GlobalPost's executive editor Charles M. Sennott, who just returned from a reporting trip in Pakistan and Afghanistan where he interviewed Taliban insiders, and Jean MacKenzie, GlobalPost's Afghanistan correspondent from Kabul. The call will include a Q & A with the audience.

To join, please send your email address and telephone number to by 4 p.m. on Friday June 26. We will email you a dial-in telephone number and a participant code.

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