Afghanistan is on the front line of the international community’s struggle against terrorism while it also fights the Taliban insurgency. At the Kabul Process conference in Kabul this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a peace offer to the Taliban that emphasized the role that the Taliban can play in a peaceful Afghanistan. At the end of this month, the Afghan government will participate in a regional peace conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to discuss how neighboring states can play a role in supporting stability in Afghanistan. These two events signal a new direction in efforts toward a peace process in Afghanistan.
In exploring this new direction, USIP will host an invite-only discussion with Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar which will be webcast live on Thursday, March 22nd from 10:30am to 11:30am. Please tune-in online as NSA Atmar discusses the security challenges in Afghanistan and the path to peace. Join the conversation on Twitter with #AfghanPeace.
H.E. Mohammad Hanif Atmar
National Security Adviser of Afghanistan
Stephen J. Hadley, Moderator
Chair, U.S. Institute of Peace Board of Directors
Nancy Lindborg, Opening Remarks
President, U.S. Institute of Peace