Time: 14:30-16:00
Venue: PRIO, Hausmannsgate 7, Oslo

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and PRIO invite you to a new event in its Afghanistan Seminar Series.

In a recent article published in Foreign Affairs - 'From Great Game to Grand Bargain' - Barnett R. Rubin and Ahmed Rashid argued that to reverse the collapse of security in Afghanistan, there was a need for a "major diplomatic initiative involving all the regional stakeholders in problem-solving talks and setting out road maps for local stabilization efforts".

How can such a new course be set, and what would be its major elements? The Mumbai attack in November last year led to a deterioration of India-Pakistan relations, with potentially severe effects for Afghanistan. The new regime in Washington has signalled a major overhaul of its engagement with Afghanistan and the region. In this seminar, we will take stock of the regional situation, and look critically at possible ways ahead.

Discussant: Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO

Please register your participation by sending an e-mail to: seminar@prio.no

The Afghanistan Seminars aim at stimulating a broader debate about Afghanistan than the one that is often seen in Norwegian media. The seminar target audience is Norwegian professionals that in various capacities are working with issue related to Afghanistan including policy makers and civil servants, academia, media and civil society.