• A political solution to the Afghanistan crisis

A political solution to the Afghanistan crisis

10 July 2017


Nearly sixteen years after the start of the international intervention in Afghanistan, the country remains beset by a debilitating array of conflicts. Afghanistan continues to experience an economic and security decline since the withdrawal of a majority of international forces, and divided government since the 2014 elections has further undermined political stability. A lasting, inclusive, and legitimate political settlement remains elusive.

To achieve stability, effective governance, and prosperity, Afghanistan needs to reform and restructure its political institutions. This is a tall order in a country that is still reeling from years of turmoil – but it is not impossible.

This event, co-hosted by ODI and the United States Institute of Peace, launches a new roadmap for political stability in Afghanistan. Convening senior officials, diplomats and experts from Afghanistan and its partner countries, we explore the concrete steps and reforms that should be taken before 2020 to provide the foundation for long-term political stability. We also consider the implications of the recent announcement that the US will send additional troops to Afghanistan, and discuss what should be included in any broader strategy for the country.

Contributing Chair: Lyse Doucet

Speakers: Said Tayeb Jawad Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United Kingdom, Fawzia Koofi - Member of Afghan Parliament and Chair of the Women Affairs, Human Rights and Civil Society Committee, Scott Worden Director, Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace, Alex Thier - Executive Director, ODI


Date: 10 July 2017

Time: 15.30-17.00

Location: ODI

The event is free but attendees should register here