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 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
HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series: While Doha Prepares to Host the IAN, What Are the Challenges Still Ahead?

HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series: While Doha Prepares to Host the IAN, What Are the Challenges Still Ahead?

KABUL — The third session of the series of online forums on Regional and International Support for Afghan Peace was held on 29 June 2020. The series of Track 2
HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series: Political Agreement in Kabul Paves the Way for Intra-Afghan Negotiations

HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series: Political Agreement in Kabul Paves the Way for Intra-Afghan Negotiations

On 8 June 2020, the Heart of Asia Society (HAS), with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and in partnership with New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC),
HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series:  Afghan View of Regional Dimensions in the Peace Process

HAS Track 2 Dialogue Series: Afghan View of Regional Dimensions in the Peace Process

HAS hosts first of a series of virtual Track 2 discussions on the role of regional countries in the Afghan peace process On 28th May 2020, the Heart of Asia Society
HAS Hosts Consultations on Creating Framework for Intra-Afghan Peace Negotiations

HAS Hosts Consultations on Creating Framework for Intra-Afghan Peace Negotiations

During the winter of 2019-20, the Heart of Asia Society hosted a series of intensive, high level consultations and meetings with Afghanistan's political and civil society leaders to develop a