Project Overview

  • Analysts of Afghanistan and peacebuilding provide their respective visions of a “sustainable outcome” of international peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan.


  • Roland Paris, Director of CIPS, University of Ottawa
  • Mark Sedra, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Research Scholar, University of Waterloo, Canada

Paper Authors

  • Gilles Dorronsoro, Professor of Political Science at the Institut d’études politiques in Rennes, France, and Researcher at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales in Paris
  • Ronald Neumann, Adjunct Professor, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, and former United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
  • Sima Samar, Chairperson, Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Kabul
  • Nazif Shahrani, Professor of Anthropology and Central Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Indiana University
  • Rory Stewart, Author, former British military and foreign service offficer, and Chief Executive of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Kabul
  • Seddiq Weera, Senior Advisor, Independent National Commission on Strengthening Peace, Afghanistan, and Senior Policy Advisor, Minister of Education, Afghanistan

Details and objectives

Outcomes and Publications

Funding Partners

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
  • International Development Research Centre
  • CIPS