SouthAsiaSource Aug 3, 2022
Experts react: Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaeda, killed by US drone strike in Afghanistan
By South Asia Center experts
South Asia Center experts provide their analyses of the US drone strike in Kabul that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda.
Issue Brief Jun 9, 2022
Lessons from Afghanistan for Western state-building in a multipolar world
By Abdul Waheed Ahmad and Dr. Gabriella Lloyd
The emergent multipolar world has created new challenges for Western liberal democratic diplomats and leaders. Among these challenges is how to continue to support developing allies in a political landscape where these allies are facing growing, existential threats from powerful, authoritarian anti-liberal states.
New Atlanticist Apr 1, 2022
Policy memo: Four ways to send money and aid to Afghanistan
By Julia Friedlander, Mrugank Bhusari
Now that the international community has pledged billions for Afghanistan, it is time to consider creative financial tools that can effectively deliver these funds to those who need them most.
The participants of the Atlantic Council / Rockefeller Brothers Fund Strategic Dialogues have been working for the past eight months to develop a long-term strategic outlook to promote stability in Afghanistan consistent with Afghan, US, and European interests and values. This group of distinguished European, American, and Afghan diplomats, military officers, scholars, and analysts brought to our deliberations a deep understanding of the context both on the ground and among the allies. We explored a diplomatic-security framework based on the minimal conditions and variables necessary to realize a long-term vision of a sovereign, unified, democratic, peaceful, and prosperous Afghanistan and generated recommendations to support this vision.
Feature Apr 22, 2021
A transatlantic charter for peace and security in Afghanistan
By South Asia Center
The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center presents the exclusive launch of the Transatlantic Charter on Afghanistan as part of the Strategic Dialogues on and with Afghanistan.
Nov 23, 2020
Developing a long-term transatlantic framework for peace and security in Afghanistan
Between fall 2020 and summer 2021, the South Asia Center hosts a series of private, high-level strategic dialogues to develop and advocate for a longer-term strategic outlook to ensure stability in Afghanistan as well as maintaining US and European counter-terrorism interests.
The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on the region as well as relations between these countries, neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.