Establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan remains an immediate challenge for the international community. The NYU Center on International Cooperation (CIC) utilizes subject-matter expertise and extensive networks to support efforts to achieve greater stability in Afghanistan and the region. Through a blend of structured dialogues, applied research, and strategic outreach, ARP works…” to “Through a blend of structured dialogues, applied research, and strategic outreach, CIC’s Afghanistan Regional Project (ARP) works on many of the most pressing problems facing Afghanistan and the surrounding region - from reconciliation to security to regional cooperation.
CIC’s applied research also targets creating a better understanding of key actors and issues in Afghanistan and the surrounding region. In 2011 the Separating the Taliban from al-Qaeda report challenged several prevailing assumptions about the relationship between the groups. The findings contributed to the development of separate international sanctions lists, which was a key step in the development of preliminary talks with the Taliban about a potential political settlement.