Leaving Afghanistan: A Political and Security Vacuum in the Making?


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  • Regions in Transition: Regional Systems in Fluidity

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 11:00 - 12:30

Hosted by the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in cooperation with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

The departure of ISAF and US military forces from Afghanistan in 2014 is raising alarm bells both in the country and in the region. The threat of new power vacuums is one source of this general anxiety. In grappling with this particular issue, this panel will try and answer two basic questions: ‘Whither goes Afghanistan and its neighbours after 2014?’ and ‘What policy options should local and regional actors pursue after the departure of Western forces?’

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Listen to the panel discussion Leaving Afghanistan: A Political and Security Vacuum in the Making?

Chair

Peter Faber
Head of ISN Strategy and Operations, International Relations and Security Network (ISN), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Speakers

Gulmira Borubaeva
Chief, Public Affairs Department, State Committee for National Security, Kyrgyzstan

Farkhod Tolipov
Research Fellow, NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy

Mahmoud Saikal
Ambassador, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan

Location

Green Room