Spotlight on Central Eurasia Series //

This event explored local and regional perspectives on the future of Afghanistan against the backdrop of the planned NATO withdrawal of military forces from the region. The first session focused on local politics and governance in Afghanistan, and the second session investigated the ways in which Afghanistan’s neighbors have been discussing and planning for the upcoming changes.

Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute and Asia Program, and the Central Asia Program, George Washington University.


  • Noah Coburn

    Professor, Bennington College, and author, "Bazaar Politics: Pottery and Power in an Afghan Market Town" (2011)
  • Marlène Laruelle

    Research Professor and Director, Central Asia Program, IERES, George Washington University
  • Simbal Khan

    Pakistan Scholar