The Civilian Elements of the New U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

A conversation with:

Ahmad Nader Nadery
Chairman of Civil Service Commission
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Vanda Felbab-Brown 
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
   Brookings Institution

Ambassador James B. Cunningham 
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Javid Ahmad
Non-Resident Fellow, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

Despite an overwhelming response to the United States’ new military strategy for Afghanistan announced by President Trump in August 2017, the non-military components of the strategy have received scant attention.
As part of its ambitious reform and self-reliance agenda, the Afghan government has made considerable progress towards improving the capacity of civilian management, leadership, human resources, as well as in addressing formal corruption. But challenges remain.
Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center for a panel discussion of the civilian elements of the new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan, including the reform process, internal politics, economics, and how the Afghan government plans to deliver on its pledges. 

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Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.