Assessing Transition Goals in Afghanistan

In a speech in Kabul on March 21, Afghan President Hamid Karzai will mark the official inauguration of the transition process endorsed by NATO allies in November 2010, a process set to culminate in 2014 with the full transfer of security responsibilities to Afghan lead. The conditions under which that transition will take place remain ill-defined, however, even as the United States carries on parallel strategic partnership talks with the Karzai administration for a commitment beyond 2014.  What political and diplomatic preparations are being made for an Afghan political settlement that can be sustained absent large-scale international military and financial investment in the country, and what shifts need to take place in advance of transition?

Please join the Center for American Progress for the first event in a monthly series of discussions through this summer which will focus on issues related to the evolving transition and realignment of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Future scheduled events in this series:
April 19, 2011 – Debating Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan
May 4, 2011
May 24, 2011
June 23, 2011

 

Panelists:
Anand Gopal, Independent Journalist
David Kilcullen, Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security
Caroline Wadhams, Director for South Asia Security Studies, Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Matthieu Aikins, Independent Journalist and Fellow, New York University

Location

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Accessibility:

Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.
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