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At the crossroads of multiple civilizations, Afghanistan has long been a point of connection and confrontation for world powers. Today, with a new Afghan state aiming to consolidate control, the country faces tremendous challenges as its deals with internal political instability, rising insurgency, geopolitical competition, and an increasingly fragile economy. Named as a U.S. major non-NATO ally in 2012, Afghanistan is at the nexus of West, Central, and South Asia. ASPI increases understanding of Afghanistan’s role in the region and supports its stabilization and development by hosting policy discussions and providing analysis and expert commentary.

Reports

Videos

Policy
 /  New York
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi reaffirmed his country's support for a peace in Afghanistan.
Policy
 /  New York
Ashraf Ghani and Fareed Zakaria discuss the prospects for peace and security in Afghanistan.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Khawaja Muhammad Asif responds to criticism from President Trump and others that Pakistan is complicit in its neighbor's troubles.
Policy
 /  New York
An extraordinary collection of experts discusses what the new administration should do in Asia.
Current Affairs
 /  Texas
His Excellency Jalil Abbas Jilani discusses political transitions and their impact on peace and stability.
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.)

Commentary