Ali Jalali at SAIS

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University invites you to a Forum:

“What Are America’s Real Commitments in Afghanistan?”


Ali Jalali

Minister Ali A. Jalali, Distinguished Professor, Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA), National Defense University, Washington, DC; Interior Minister of Afghanistan (Jan. 2003-Sept. 2005)

Wednesday, October 27, 5-7 p.m.

Rome Auditorium, 1st Fl., Rome Building

SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036
While U.S. politicians debate America’s CHOICES in Afghanistan, it is worth asking what COMMITMENTS, if any, has the U.S. entered into? Part of the answer lies with the “Afghan Compact”, a five-year agreement between international partners and Afghanistan launched by the Government of Afghanistan at the London Conference, Jan 31-Feb 1, 2006. The compact formalized commitments to Afghanistan and stipulated its key areas of activity. The U.S. reconfirmed its commitment to the compact in November, 2009.  Additionally, a shared, international commitment to Afghanistan was declared   at the Paris Conference in 2008.

Speaker at this Forum, Minister Ali Jalali, former Minister of Internal Affairs of Afghanistan, has written extensively on Afghan military affairs and on civil development. Earlier he served as colonel in the Afghan Army and was a top military planner with Afghan Resistance after the 1979 Soviet invasion.

To register, please send an email with your name and affiliation to, latest by 10 a.m. on the morning of the event. Space at this event may be limited and registration is mandatory. The Forum opens with a reception and refreshments at 5 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.    With inquiries please call 202-663-7723.

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