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.

HAS and Folio Books Hosted a Public Event on Bacha Khan’s Philosophy of Nonviolence

HAS and Folio Books Hosted a Public Event on Bacha Khan’s Philosophy of Nonviolence

On June 8, 2021, the Heart of Asia Society and Folio Books jointly hosted a public book launch webinar on the autobiography, My Life My Struggle, of Abdul Ghafar Khan,
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
HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series 8th Session Discusses Afghan Peace Process Hiatus as US Policy Review Looms

HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series 8th Session Discusses Afghan Peace Process Hiatus as US Policy Review Looms

HAS in collaboration with Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Center hosted the 8th session of its flagship Track 2 dialogue among national and international foreign policy
Taliban Leader Mullah Beradar Speaks to HAS 7th Session of Track 2 Dialogue Series

Taliban Leader Mullah Beradar Speaks to HAS 7th Session of Track 2 Dialogue Series

The Heart of Asia Society (HAS) today hosted the 7th session of its flagship track 2 dialogue series on regional &international support for Afghan peace. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund,
HAS and Pakistan’s Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Hold Internal Dialogue

HAS and Pakistan’s Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Hold Internal Dialogue

The Heart of Asia Society (HAS) held its first track 2 discussion with the Institute for Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) on 2 December. The virtual discussion covered the Afghanistan-Pakistan bilateral
HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series 6th Session:  Can Peace Talks Continue Amid Uptick in Violence?

HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series 6th Session: Can Peace Talks Continue Amid Uptick in Violence?

KABUL – One month into the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations (APN), which began in Doha on 12 September 2020, there is limited progress at the negotiating table and a serious deterioration
HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series:  Calls for Regional Consensus Amid Positive Start of APN

HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series: Calls for Regional Consensus Amid Positive Start of APN

KABUL – The Fifth Session of “Building a Peaceful Afghanistan: Regional and International Support for Afghan Peace” Track 2 series was held on 18 September 2020. HAS, in collaboration with
HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series: Efforts to Put APN On Track and Rally Regional Support

HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series: Efforts to Put APN On Track and Rally Regional Support

KABUL — The fourth session of the expert discussion series “Building a Peaceful Afghanistan: Regional and International Support for Afghan Peace” was held on August 4, 2020. This series of