Ayushman Kaul

Research Assistant for South Asia, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Carrie Lee

Senior Advisor, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Earl Anthony Wayne

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

James B. Cunningham

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Javid Ahmad

Nonresident Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center


Tue, Sep 3, 2019

US-Taliban negotiations: How to avoid rushing to failure

A major troop withdrawal must be contingent on a final peace. The initial US drawdown should not go so far or so fast that the Taliban believe that they can achieve military victory. In that case, they will not make compromises for peace with other Afghan political forces.

New Atlanticist by James Dobbins, Robert P. Finn, Ronald E. Neumann, William Wood, John Negroponte, E. Anthony Wayne, Ryan Crocker, James Cunningham, Hugo Llorens

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Is there art in the Afghan deal?

The Taliban's version of peace would likely not be acceptable to the majority of Afghans or the international community.

New Atlanticist by David Wemer

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Samad joins BBC World to discuss the Future of US-Taliban peace talks

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Samad and Nawaz join CGTN’s The Heat to discuss Afghanistan’s peace process

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Samad Joins Al Jazeera to Discuss Latest Violence in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Jul 29, 2019

Pakistan PM Khan hails new relationship after Trump meeting

Pakistan can play a role in pushing the Taliban to participate in future talks, Imran Khan argues

New Atlanticist by Kyra Kocis

Afghanistan Pakistan

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

An Afghan opening: opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls

The frank conversations between the Afghan representatives laid bare the country’s decades-long wounds and contrasting positions on a host of policies and values

New Atlanticist by Omar Samad

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Jul 3, 2019

Women’s World Cup 2019: Where is the Middle East?

With all the excitement these past months have generated, it is hard not to notice a glaring discrepancy in representation. There is not one team from the Middle East that qualified.

MENASource by Sheva Tabatabainejad and Rana Abdulhadi

Afghanistan Iran

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

The future of Afghanistan: ongoing negotiations and the role of regional partners

On Monday April 22, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a panel discussion on the Afghanistan peace negotiations. The panel was moderated by the South Asia Center’s Nonresident Senior Fellow Fatemeh Aman and focused on the role of regional powers helping to secure stability and peace. Daud Khattak, Senior Editor of Radio Mashaal, outlined […]

Event Recap by Sahir Amlani

Afghanistan India

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

As it turns 70, NATO sets its sights to the future

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Alliance “took important decisions on urgent problem sets,” including burden sharing, Russia, and Afghanistan.

NATOat70 by David A. Wemer

Afghanistan NATO