Afghanistan Going Forward: A Policy Assessment to Inform the Next U.S. Administration


As the United States prepares for a new administration in early 2017 and as Afghanistan likewise faces a crucial period of political and economic transition, this is an important moment to consider how U.S. policy can constructively support Afghanistan’s continued journey to a prosperous and stable democracy. Given the challenges and opportunities presented by the complex political, economic, and security conditions on the ground, the next U.S. president and incoming administration leaders will need to undertake a full assessment to determine the appropriate next steps for U.S. policy in the region, to bolster our relationships there, serve U.S. national security interests, and to make a positive contribution to Afghanistan’s future.

Posted November 3, 2016
Related locations: Afghanistan
Related programs: Survey of the Afghan People