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Afghanistan: The Emerging Scenariocc

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The situation in Afghanistan is evolving rapidly, with several key developments shaping the emerging scenario:

  1. Taliban Takeover: Following the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces, the Taliban rapidly gained control of much of Afghanistan, culminating in their takeover of Kabul in August 2021. The Taliban now control the government and are seeking international recognition.
  2. Humanitarian Crisis: Afghanistan is facing a severe humanitarian crisis, with millions of people in need of assistance due to conflict, displacement, and economic hardship. The international community is providing aid, but access and delivery remain challenging.
  3. Political Landscape: The Taliban have announced an interim government, but it lacks inclusivity, with many ethnic and political groups excluded. Efforts to form a more inclusive government and engage with the international community are ongoing but face significant challenges.
  4. Security Concerns: Security remains a major concern, with the Taliban facing resistance from various groups, including the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISKP). The threat of terrorism and instability in the region is a significant challenge for both Afghanistan and neighboring countries.
  5. Human Rights: There are widespread concerns about human rights, particularly regarding women’s rights, freedom of expression, and minority rights. The international community is pressing the Taliban to respect human rights and uphold international standards.
  6. International Response: The international community has taken various actions in response to the situation in Afghanistan, including providing humanitarian aid, imposing sanctions on the Taliban, and engaging in diplomatic efforts to address the crisis.
  7. Regional Dynamics: Afghanistan’s neighbors, including Pakistan, Iran, and Central Asian countries, are closely watching the situation and have a stake in the country’s stability. Regional cooperation and engagement will be crucial for addressing the challenges facing Afghanistan.


Date: February 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm