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Mursal Hamraz recounts her personal history and shares her conviction that education for girls and women is the "only key toward positive change" in Afghanistan.
His Excellency Jalil Abbas Jilani discusses political transitions and their impact on peace and stability.
Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani discusses challenges, opportunities facing current U.S.-Pakistan relations.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
An Afghan voter shows her inked finger after she cast her ballot on 5 April 2014
As Afghans await the presidential election results, the Asia Society Policy Institute invites you to hear perspectives on what Afghans and Americans can expect from the new Afghan administration.