Afghan Insurgency: Political Options and Humanitarian Implications

14 October 2009 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Chatham House, London


Mohammad Nasib, Chairman, Afghan NGO Coordinating Body
Nikolaus Grubeck, former Human Rights Officer, UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan(UNAMA)
Alex Strick van Linschoten, co-founder
Chair: Erica Gaston, Programme Officer, Open Society Institute



The military and political future of Afghanistan is again the subject of heated debate in capitals across North America and Europe. Murky and complex, the insurgency in Afghanistan is now understood to be growing and diversifying. A panel discussion by Chatham House and the Open Society Institute will feature experts discussing the intent, structure and divisions of insurgent groups, the timely question of how and whether insurgents can be brought into a political process and the devastating toll that insurgent activities are taking on the Afghan civilian population.

This event is being held in association with the Open Society Institute.

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.