Building Peace and Connectivity through Research and Dialogue

Dialogue

To promote understanding and confidence between Afghanistan and its neighbours, among the peoples and countries of the region and between regional and international entities, the Heart of Asia Society (HAS) dialogue initiatives. Our dialogue initiatives seek is to facilitate exchanges of information, analysis and promote interaction – all necessary actions for enhancing regional cooperation.  

Our flagship project, in partnership with the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University and the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) in Doha, is an ongoing series of high-level Track 2 discussions involving scholars and specialists from Afghanistan and major regional and international partners with a stake in the Afghan peace process.

Overall, we utilise our in-house capabilities and draw on those of our Afghan and international partners to:

• Organise ad hoc and regular ‘track 2’ and ‘track 1.5’ dialogues involving serving and former government officials, policy makers, academics and civil society actors;

• Organise conferences, expert guest lectures, workshops and other events involving various segments of academia, policy makers and civil society from regional countries, with a particular focus on women’s groups, youth, athletes, and other interest groups; and

• Facilitate joint initiatives involving Afghan and regional actors, with a particular focus on seeking solutions for areas of common interest such as entrepreneurship, cultural heritage, environmental, tourism and etc.

“World’s demands from the Taliban should not end with women’s right to education only”

“World’s demands from the Taliban should not end with women’s right to education only”

In a track II dialogue, hosted by HAS, in collaboration with the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies and New York University’s Center for International Cooperation, participants addressed issues in
The Taliban “must engage with the Afghan people inside the country as well.”

The Taliban “must engage with the Afghan people inside the country as well.”

The Heart of Asia Society, in collaboration with Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies and New York University’s Center on International Cooperation hosted the 14th session of our Track 2
Afghan participants: “Pakistan hasn’t changed its policies towards Afghanistan for decades. A more evolved relationship is needed.”

Afghan participants: “Pakistan hasn’t changed its policies towards Afghanistan for decades. A more evolved relationship is needed.”

In our continued series of Track II dialogues between Afghanistan and Pakistan, hosted the Heart of Asia Society and Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, participants raised the issues of humanitarian
Dialogue Participants: “clear divide” in “opinion, concerns, and approach” among global partners

Dialogue Participants: “clear divide” in “opinion, concerns, and approach” among global partners

During a Track II dialogue, hosted by the Heart of Asia Society and Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies on Sep. 28th, participants from Afghanistan, the region, and around the
Taking power militarily has no domestic and international legitimacy

Taking power militarily has no domestic and international legitimacy

During a track II dialogue, between Afghan & Pakistani former diplomats & experts, hosted by Heart of Asia Society & Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, both sides acknowledged that maintaining
Afghanistan-India Relations: Delhi’s role in the Afghan Peace Process

Afghanistan-India Relations: Delhi’s role in the Afghan Peace Process

In a Track 2 dialogue, hosted by the Heart of Asia Society and VIF India , participants examined the two countries’ bilateral relations & acknowledged the absence of India in
The region and global community must act “genuinely” for peace in Afghanistan

The region and global community must act “genuinely” for peace in Afghanistan

The Heart of Asia Society hosted the 11th session of its flagship track II dialogue series on regional and international support for the Afghan peace on July 6th, 2021. Members
Chairman HCNR Dr Abdullah Addresses 9th Session of HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series

Chairman HCNR Dr Abdullah Addresses 9th Session of HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series

The 9th meeting of the Heart of Asia Society (HAS) Track2 Dialogue Series on Regional and International Support for Afghan Peace was held yesterday in collaboration with Center for Conflict
HAS and ISSI Launch the Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral Track 2 Dialogue Series

HAS and ISSI Launch the Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral Track 2 Dialogue Series

The Heart of Asia Society (HAS) and the Institute for Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an Afghanistan-Pakistan Track 2 dialogue to discuss bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process. Honorable
HAS Launches Dialogue with Civil Society on Peace Process

HAS Launches Dialogue with Civil Society on Peace Process

In the continuation of Dialogue series, the Heart of Asia Society convened a dialogue on the Afghan peace process with Afghan civil society members and students of universities. The two-hours