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The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: High-Risk List

March 28, 2019 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

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After 17 years and $132 billion appropriated for reconstruction, the United States finds itself at an inflection point in Afghanistan. Afghan security forces are locked in a stalemate with the Taliban on the battlefield, ISIS-K remains a persistent threat, and corruption continues to threaten to fatally undermine the Afghan state. In the midst of this, the United States is currently engaged in negotiations with the Taliban about a possible end to the conflict.  

Join us at CSIS on Thursday, March 28th at 10am as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), John F. Sopko, unveils SIGAR's latest high-risk list for Congress. The High-Risk List will call attention to the greatest threats facing U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, including those that may arise if a peace agreement is reached. Mr. Sopko will then join Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman and Dr. Seth G. Jones for a discussion of the report's findings.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS. 
Anthony H. Cordesman

Anthony H. Cordesman

Former Emeritus Chair in Strategy
Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)