Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Region: Stakeholder Perspectives and Analysts Views

Closed roundtable meeting co-hosted by CIDOB and PRIO

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Time: Thursday, 23 June 2016 09:00-15:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

​​​Members of CIDOB's policy research project Sources of Tension in Afghanistan & Pakistan: A Regional Perspective (STAP RP) will present their findings from meetings in early 2016 in Kabul, Islamabad, Brussels and Madrid. 

PRIO researchers Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh will present their latest book, A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity, summing up and presenting the findings from the project Afghanistan in a Neighbourhood Perspective.

Both projects are funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

​PROGRAM

Welcome​​ and opening remarks by PRIO Director Kristian Berg Harpviken

Brief introduc​​tion to the CIDOB STAP RP project by Dr. Emma Hooper, Project Director STAP-RP​

​Feedback from stakeholders in Pakistan and Kabul on addressing sources of tension with regional implications including expectations from Europe, the West and the five key involved regional powers (Russia, China, Iran, India, Saudi Arabia); and perspectives on key influencing events from 2015.

Presentation by STAP RP Project Team members. Moderated by Dr. Kristian Berg Harpviken
  • Afghanistan: Mr. Gabriel Reyes & Mr. Malaiz Daud, CIDOB Project Team
  • Pakistan: Dr. Emma Hooper & Mr. Gabriel Reyes, CIDOB Project Team
  • Discussion with and feedback from participants
Feedback from stakeholders in Madrid and Brussels on findings from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Presentation by STAP RP Project Team members. Moderator TBD ​
  • Madrid: Mr. Gabriel Reyes & Dr. Emma Hooper
  • Brussels: Dr. Emma Hooper & Mr. Malaiz Daud
  • Discussion with and feedback from participants
Lunch and book launch: A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity 

Presentation by authors Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh followed by Q&A

[NB: open for all; sign up via the link]​

​Discussion on Afghanistan and the Region

Lead Discussant: Ambassador Roberto Toscano, CIDOB STAP RP

Moderated by Mr. Michael Semple, Afghanistan and Pakistan expert, member of STAP RP Network of Experts

​Closing remarks by Directors Jordi Bacaria (CIDOB) and Kristian Berg Harpviken (PRIO)