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Roland Kobia, the EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan, speaks at a news conference in Beijing, China March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Afghanistan remains a country in conflict even in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Most recently, there have been widespread calls from across the globe, including from the UN, the EU, regional partners and humanitarian organizations, for a humanitarian ceasefire as the country battles the novel coronavirus. Yet, these calls have been complicated by political uncertainty, delays in the start of the peace process, and increasing violence.

The South Asia Center will host a live discussion with Ambassador Roland Kobia, Dr. Orzala Nemat, Sahar Halaimzai, and Andrew Watkins, moderated by South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Marika Theros, on the challenges of reaching a humanitarian ceasefire in Afghanistan.   


Ambassador Roland Kobia
European Union Special Envoy to Afghanistan

Dr. Orzala Nemat 
Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Sahar Halaimzai

Andrew Watkins 
Senior Analyst for Afghanistan 
Crisis Group

Moderated by

Marika Theros
Nonresident Senior Fellow
South Asia Center 

Please note that this is a virtual event on Zoom. Instructions for access will be emailed upon registration.

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