Afghanistan: Negotiating Peace DC Discussion
The United States and the broader international community have been engaged in the struggle to secure a stable peace in Afghanistan for nearly ten years. For Afghans, destructive conflict has raged for 32 years. Every side’s military victories there have proved ephemeral, and a resolution to the conflict remains elusive. The international task force — organized by The Century Foundation with the collaboration of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and co-chaired by Ambassadors Lakhdar Brahimi and Thomas Pickering — has been seeking to determine what kind of political path might lead to ending the war. On March 23 2011, The Century Foundation released the Task Force report, Afghanistan: Negotiating Peace. The co-chairs, along with Task Force member Robert Finn, will brief participants on their findings and recommendations, which explore issues of timing, process, and substantive agendas.