Past event


Afghanistan: Elections, the Media and an Evolving Political Landscape

Chatham House, London

Asia Programme, Afghanistan: Opportunity in Crisis

Event documents

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Transcript Q&A
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Professor Anatol Lieven, Chair, International Relations, King's College London; Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Alissa Johannsen-Rubin, Paris Bureau Chief, New York Times; Bureau Chief in Iraq and Afghanistan (2009-13)
Saad Mohseni, Chairman, MOBY Group
Thomas Ruttig, Co-Director and Co-Founder, Afghanistan Analysts Network
Chair: Michael Keating, Senior Consulting Fellow, Chatham House


Following presidential elections in Afghanistan, the panel will explore the role of the media in the country and how it affects political debate, policy change, notions of identity and ongoing conflicts. They will reflect on how the withdrawal of international forces might affect the burgeoning media sector and share their thoughts on the results of the presidential elections and the country's future.

ASK A QUESTION: Send questions for the speakers by email to [email protected] or using #askCH on Twitter. A selection will be put to them during the event.

This event will be followed by a reception.