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Afghanistan in 2020: Is Peace Possible?

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 An Afghan child waves a flag at a member of coalition forces as he patrols to a medical clinic led by Afghan national security forces in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. (Photo Courtesy: Department of Defense)

An Afghan child waves a flag at a member of coalition forces as he patrols to a medical clinic led by Afghan national security forces in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. (Photo Courtesy: Department of Defense)

The search for peace has become a central focus of Afghanistan policy in Washington and for Kabul. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban constitutional reform and status as a legitimate political party in late February on the condition that the group makes peace. In recent months, the Taliban have also publicly offered talks with the United States and prominent Afghan powerbrokers, and high-profile peace demonstrations in conflict-torn Helmand province have spread across much of the country.

In conjunction with Rise to Peace, USIP is hosting a panel of distinguished experts explore the prospects for peace and Afghanistan’s larger trajectory.


Event Details

  • Date: April 25, 2018

  • When: 2:30 - 4:30 PM

  • Where: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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