Letter in support of the Afghan people by friends of Afghanistan

As US and NATO forces withdraw, we must not abandon the Afghan people and their democratic republic

This is an open letter organized by a coalition of Afghan women and friends of Afghanistan. The Afghan Women’s Network together with a larger coalition of Our Voices – Our Future and Together Stronger work to achieve peace and demand an end to the conflict and an equal representation of women across fields in Afghanistan. We believe in inclusive, just, practical, and sustainable peace in which women are equal citizens of Afghanistan.

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Strategic dialogues

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.

Realities on the ground: Spotlighting Afghan voices

Past events

Flagship report

Illicit Networks-Zaranj

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Strategies for reforming Afghanistan’s illicit networks

Authored in-house and advised upon by senior fellows Ambassador James B. Cunningham, Ambassador Omar Samad, Marika Theros, Javid Ahmad, and Fatemeh Aman, this report explores illicit networks in Afghanistan in the context of peacebuilding, democratic consolidation, and enhancing state capacity. It concludes by outlining several specific policy recommendations that will be necessary to combat the illicit networks in a manner that supports the durability of the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan and the continued consolidation of its fragile democratic institutions.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Harris Samad and Fatima Salman

Afghanistan Arms Control

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.

Experts

Content

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Nawaz joins DW News to discuss the latest development in Afghanistan

Insights & Impact

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: Summer Edition

The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.

EconoGraphics by Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese and Castellum.AI

Afghanistan Belarus

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Pavel in the Hill on counterterrorism post-Afghanistan withdrawal

Scowcroft Center director Barry Pavel speaks on counterterrorism in the Hill

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Extremism

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

O’Toole quoted in Voice of America about what’s next for the US in Afghanistan

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In the News by Brian O’Toole

Afghanistan Economic Sanctions

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Nawaz discussed the latest on Afghanistan with The Hindu News podcast: The Pak hand in Afghanistan

Insights & Impact

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Nooruddin with Brent Goff: “The Day with Brent Goff: Explain the Exit”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan South Asia

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

The implications of the Taliban’s new government for Afghanistan

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, in partnership with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, recorded a panel discussion on Tuesday, September 14 to discuss what the future holds for Afghanistan amid the Taliban’s new government and recent political developments in the country.

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Human Rights

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing August 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Afghanistan Belarus

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Pavel in Times of India on Biden’s ‘Over the horizon’ strategy

Scowcroft Center director Barry Pavel address challenges raised by American withdrawal from Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Extremism

Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Wechsler quoted in Washington Monthly on how the US will need to develop even more effective counterterrorism strategies

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict