The Afghanistan Security Transition: The Role and Importance of Afghanistan's Neighbors
As the 2014 security transition in Afghanistan approaches, multiple tracks need to be pursued to ensure sustainable peace in the country. A regional solution is often touted as a critical element in achieving such a peace. Without collaborative buy-in for such a solution, however, the potential increases that Afghanistan's neighbors will play a destabilizing role in the country given their own domestic and international objectives. Despite much debate on this issue, the core interests policies, and views of Afghanistan's neighboring states are still not well understood.
Join USIP to discuss how Afghanistan's immediate neighbors - Pakistan, Iran, and the bordering Central Asian Republics - view the present situation and impending transition in Afghanistan, and what their role and policies are likely to be between now and 2014, and beyond. What measures can the U.S. and other allies take to incentivize policies of cooperation and collaboration from these neighbors with the ultimate objective of promoting stability in Afghanistan? USIP works on the ground in Afghanistan and Pakistan to promote the nonviolent resolution of conflicts and build local capacity to prevent and address disputes through nonviolent means.
This event will feature the following speakers:
Senior News Correspondent
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Associate Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo; and
Professor MPA/Sciences Po (Paris)
Senior International Policy Analyst
Moeed Yusuf, Moderator
South Asia Adviser
U.S. Institute of Peace
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