Thinking About a Regional Security Framework for Afghanistan and its Neighbors

February 9, 2011 • 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST


Ivan Safranchuk
Associate Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Moderated by:

Andrew Kuchins
Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program (CSIS)

The Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan coupled with diminished U.S. attention resulted in intense regional competition in the 1990s and the rise of the Taliban.  Regional players are closely following plans for the drawdown of US forces. Now it is imperative to promote greater cooperation amongst traditionally competitive states around Afghanistan.

Dr. Safranchuk has led a research project over the past year conducting interviews and discussions with political elites through the region on this challenge and will share his thoughts and findings.

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