Afghanistan: From Failed Interventions to a New Economic Strategy 

A conversation with:
Graciana del Castillo
Author: ‘Guilty Party: The International Community in Afghanistan’

Omar Samad
Senior Central Asia Fellow
New America Foundation 

Moderated by:
David S. Sedney
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia

Afghanistan’s complexities have often led to misguided policies and misplaced priorities, particularly from the international community. Many argue that the policies and assistance have been ill-advised and costly, with fragmented and ineffective aid. Can Afghanistan move away from the vicious circle of insecurity; unsustainable growth; and aid, food, and import dependency to a virtuous one of inclusive and sustainable growth, increased security, and national reconciliation? Graciana del Castillo, author of ‘Guilty Party: The International Community in Afghanistan,’ and Omar Samad will address these questions and what can be learned from the experience in Afghanistan. 

DATE:             Wednesday, October 29, 2014

TIME:              3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.               

LOCATION:     Atlantic Council

                      1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                      Washington, DC 20005

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