Past event

Research Event

Afghanistan in 2010: The Challenges Ahead

Chatham House, London

International Security Department

Participants

Dr Paul Cornish, Head, International Security Programme, Chatham House
Rachel Reid, Afghanistan Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Nick Horne, former political affairs officer, UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Chair: Dr Gareth Price, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House

Overview

The speakers will discuss key challenges for Afghanistan in 2010 in light of the recent announcements regarding troop increases from the US and other allied countries.

Dr Paul Cornish is Carrington Professor of International Security and Head of the International Security Programme (ISP). He has recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan and is keen to share his understanding of the operation there.

Rachel Reid has lived and worked in Afghanistan for more than two years. She writes on civilian casualties, women's rights, and freedom of expression amongst other issues. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Rachel worked for many years for the BBC.

Nick Horne left UNAMA at the end of October, having resigned over policy differences with the mission leadership. He had worked for UNAMA since June 2007, the first eighteen months of which were spent in Gardez, covering the southeast region of Afghanistan. He moved to Kabul in January of 2009. Nick had previously worked in Iraq for the CPA and for the UN in Jordan and Sudan.

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

The Chatham House Rule

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