A discussion with: 
Ambassador Richard Olson
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
 U.S. Department of State

Moderated by: 
Ambassador James B. Cunningham
Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
 Atlantic Council The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center invites you to a conversation with Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard Olson to discuss the current state of affairs in the region. This discussion comes at a time when Afghanistan faces mounting challenges. The peace negotiations with the Taliban remain stalled and the implications of the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour are unclear.

This conversation will serve as a prelude to the upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw and European Union Conference in Brussels where the United States and its European allies will address the issue of ongoing insurgency in Afghanistan. The panelists will discuss and debate what role the international community should and could play in Afghanistan to facilitate its long-term peace and stability. 

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This event is public and on the record.