As the Trump Administration prepares to take office, it must consider its strategy in Afghanistan, the country from which al-Qaeda launched the 9/11 attacks and where U.S. and NATO-backed Afghan forces continue to battle the Taliban 15 years after the Islamist extremist group was ousted from power. What major developments have informed U.S. strategy since the National Unity Government took power and the U.S. ended combat missions two years ago? What is a realistic vision for the country’s future and how can U.S. diplomatic, security, and aid policies support that vision? How might a new administration modify its approach to Afghanistan and neighboring countries to encourage greater economic integration and prosperity in the region? Join us as our distinguished speakers discuss these and other issues and provide their recommendations to the incoming administration.
Featuring Keynote Remarks by
Dr. Hamdullah Mohib
Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States
The Honorable Jim DeMint
President, The Heritage Foundation
|10:00 am||Panel 1 – Security|
|11:00 am||Panel 2 – Regional Politics and Economics|