Building Peace and Connectivity through Research and Dialogue

Policy

As a specialist foreign policy think tank, we offer advice and analysis on policy issues and challenges affecting Afghanistan’s relationship with its neighbours and regional and international partners.

In particular, in collaboration with our partners within and outside the region, we:

• Provide advice and support to governments, non-governmental organisations, civil society and multilateral organisations;

• Facilitate the setting up of ‘Communities of Practice’ – professionals involved in the same field – involving government and non-governmental organisations from countries across the region; and

• Promote media interaction among countries of the region, with a particular focus on information sharing and highlighting the shared cultural heritage across the region.

HAS New Research Paper:  Taliban Prisoners’ Release and Reintegration – A Pilot Study

HAS New Research Paper: Taliban Prisoners’ Release and Reintegration – A Pilot Study

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This paper presents the findings of a pilot study conducted by the Heart of Asia Society investigating aspects of the social and economic reintegration of the Taliban prisoners
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
OPED – The Right Way to Get the Region and the World Behind Afghan Peace

OPED – The Right Way to Get the Region and the World Behind Afghan Peace

by Jawed Ludin and Janan Mosazai The Afghan negotiations in Doha represent a pivotal moment for war-weary Afghanistan, the region that surrounds it, and the US-led international military alliance that has
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