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Current Affairs
His Excellency Jalil Abbas Jilani discusses political transitions and their impact on peace and stability.
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His Excellency Jalil Abbas Jilani discusses political transitions and their impact on peace and stability.
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Policy
Panelists Omar Samad, Clare Lockhart, and Hassan Abbas discuss the causes of the controversy surrounding Afghanistan's presidential election and the solutions available to the leading candidates and their supporters. (3 min., 18 sec.)
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Policy
Amb. James Dobbins, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, explains why Afghanistan presidential candidates should seek a power-sharing arrangement to help settle the current electoral controversy.
Blog Post
In a spirited discussion at Asia Society’s Washington center, three veteran analysts of Afghanistan and Southwest Asia debated the controversy over the results of Afghanistan’s presidential election.
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Policy
James Dobbins, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, speaks about post-presidential election Afghanistan, followed by a panel discussion featuring Clare Lockhart, Omar Samad, and Hassan Abbas.
Blog Post
Ambassador James Dobbins, U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, said Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will need to come to a consensus about forming the next Afghan government.
Blog Post
A new book by Asia Society Senior Advisor Dr. Hassan Abbas charts how the Taliban re-emerged as a "formidable force, and one to be reckoned with."
Blog Post
A panel of veteran India observers engaged in a wide-ranging discussion on what the decisive win by the BJP and Narendra Modi might mean for India’s domestic politics and its economic and foreign policies.
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Two public service tech projects allowed Afghans — men and women, urban and rural, educated and illiterate — to participate in and strengthen the April 2014 election.
Blog Post
As Afghanistan reels from a devastating natural disaster, members of Asia Society's Afghanistan 21 Young Leaders Initiative are actively coordinating relief efforts.
Blog Post
During a recent visit to New York, Saad Mohseni, founder of the largest media company in Afghanistan, said some U.S. cable news networks "could learn a lot from the Afghans."