Afghanistan

Afghan government representatives said at the meeting that it was ready to make an effort to build trust, if the Taliban agreed to peace negotiations.

Read the full New York Times article Taliban and Afghan Peace Officials Have Secret Talks in China

May 25, 2015
Barnett Rubin
China, South Asia, Afghanistan

Hosted by The Century Foundation with remarks from CIC's Barnett Rubin

May 14, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
Pakistan, South Asia

Lessons learned from pursuing civil-military coherence

In April 2015, CIC Associate Director Barnett Rubin joined the Danish Institute for International Studies for a seminar on Afghanistan's recent history and lessons learned from pursuing civil-military coherence. He kicked off the discussions with a keynote speech on Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.

Apr 23, 2015
Barnett Rubin
Europe, South Asia, Afghanistan
Afghanistan

President Ghani’s trip to Washington this week is like pressing the reset button for Afghan-American ties. While the Obama administration is satisfied so far with his early performance, he faces an uphill battle at home.

Read the full Deutsche Welle article For Ghani wooing Washington is the easy part of his job

Apr 01, 2015
Barnett Rubin
Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan is proposing to improve Afghanistan’s contentious relations with Pakistan in the hope of paving the way toward both peace with the Taliban and regional economic cooperation.

Mar 18, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan

CIC Associate Director Barnett Rubin and Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund Andrew Small assess Beijing’s role in improving the historically tense relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mar 09, 2015
Barnett Rubin
Afghanistan

CIC Associate Director, Barnett Rubin, recently shared his thoughts with The New York Times on China’s growing engagement with Afghan politics.

Feb 20, 2015
Barnett Rubin
China, South Asia, Afghanistan

Barnett Rubin acknowledges that Afghanistan is marred by ethnic conflicts, corruption, and poverty. But the former senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (Richard Holbrooke) says there are still signs of significant progress since the Taliban government was overthrown in 2001.

Nov 19, 2014
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan

CIC Director Dr. Barnett Rubin spoke at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, with an eye toward Canadian involvement in the NATO mission in Afghanistan. With the end of that operation in December 2014, what will become of that country, in which Canada and its NATO allies have invested so much? Dr. Rubin presents his analysis, based on decades of first-hand experience in a lecture and discussion available below.

What Will Happen to Afghanistan After the NATO Forces Leave?

Nov 27, 2014
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s recent presidential elections have resulted in a historic undertaking: the country will reform its constitution in the next two years. To assist the process, CIC is sharing research papers commissioned during the previous drafting process in 2002. Here, CIC Director Barnett Rubin and Research Associate Said Sabir Ibrahimi explain the history and resources available on the : Afghanistan Constitutional Reform Resources Webpage.

Oct 28, 2014
South Asia, Afghanistan