Join us for a hybrid forum co-organized by the CAMCA Forum founders:
Two years after the Taliban gained power in Afghanistan no country has recognized its government and its leadership remains under international sanctions. However, dozens of countries, including Russia and China, have exchanged sub-ambassadorial officials with Kabul. Several international projects are underway, and donors still provide Afghanistan with millions of dollars for humanitarian purposes—all this as Taliban rulers continue to impose severe restrictions targeting girls, women, and minorities, and brutally crack down on all forms of dissent.
You are invited to join a panel discussion that will assess the current challenges facing the U.S. and its partners in dealing with Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Topics will include options for alleviating the suffering of the Afghan people without helping their rulers.
Ali Ahmad Jalali, Distinguished Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University
Farishta Sakhi, Project Director, Freedom House; CAMCA Network Member
Scott Worden, Director, Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace
Sami Mahdi, Editor-in-Chief, Amu TV; CAMCA Network Member
Moderator: S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the American Foreign Policy Council
When: Tuesday August 15, 2023 from 3:30-5:00 PM EST. Registration and light refreshments begin at 3:00 PM.
Where: American Foreign Policy Council, 509 C Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 and via Zoom
Click here to register to attend via Zoom.