Afghanistan faces a stark reality as the United States prepares to withdraw its troops from the country after two decades on the ground. The looming September deadline underscores the urgent need for robust, sustained, and coordinated international action in Afghanistan to compensate for the security, political, and humanitarian consequences of the withdrawal.
For months, high-level experts, officials, and scholars from the United States, Afghanistan, and Europe have been coming together to study and advance solutions for the future of Afghanistan as part of the Atlantic Council / Rockefeller Brothers Fund Strategic Dialogues. Chaired by Secretary Madeleine ALBRIGHT, Rector Federica MOGHERINI, and Chairperson Shaharzad AKBAR, the Dialogues sought to look beyond the current moment and focus on a long-term strategic outlook that ensures stability in Afghanistan in line with Afghan, US, and European interests and values.
Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center Friday, April 23 at 15:00 CET for an expert discussion on the future of Afghanistan and the exclusive launch of the Transatlantic Charter on Afghanistan as part of the Strategic Dialogues on and with Afghanistan.
A conversation moderated by Roger COHEN of The New York Times, featuring:
Secretary Madeleine Albright
Former US Secretary of State
Chairperson Shaharzad Akbar
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
Rector Federica Mogherini
Former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security
Ambassador James Cunningham
Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan;
Non-resident senior fellow, Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center