Afghanistan Analysts Network – English


-2 February 2012, Barcelona: Afghanistan: Challenging the International Exit Strategy

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AAN will start the year with a conference on Afghanistan’s transition and its aftermath. Some of the questions to discuss are: Will Afghan security forces be ready to tackle the security challenges facing Afghanistan during and after transition? How can peace and justice be balanced in a reconciliation process? What prospects are there for economic development in Afghanistan? What legacy will the international community leave behind after it leaves? The conference is co-organised with the Spanish organisation Association for Human Rights in Afghanistan (ASDHA) and it consists of two independent parts: A one-day event in Madrid on Tuesday 31 January and a two-day event in Barcelona on Wednesday and Thursday 1-2 February.

The AAN and ASDHA conference ‘Afghanistan: Challenging the International Exit Strategy’ will focus on key challenges facing Afghanistan during and after transition.

Conference panels include: ‘Is Afghanistan on the Brink of a Civil War?’, ‘Peace versus Justice: What is at Stake for a Political Settlement?’, ‘Crime, Corruption and Economic Development’, ‘Taleban: Friends or Foes of Pakistan?’ and ‘Defending Women’s Rights: Challanges for the Future?’ Panelists include Afghan human rights activists, AAN Advisory Board members (Doris Buddenberg, Francesc Vendrell and Anne Wilkens) and AAN Co-Directors (Martine van Bijlert, Sari Kouvo and Thomas Ruttig).

For the full program, click here andhere.

For more information, or registration to the one day event in Madrid on 31 January or the two-day event in Barcelona on 1-2 February, please contact:[email protected]