Afghanistan: What’s Next After Parliamentary Elections


What is the state of the war and governance in Afghanistan? With Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections having been completed, recent insider attacks, and a looming presidential election next year, critical events continue to occur in Afghanistan, yet the country where the United States remains fighting its longest war has largely disappeared from American news coverage.

To discuss current events in Afghanistan and the lead up to the country’s 2019 presidential election, New America welcomes Ioannis Koskinas, a senior fellow with New America’s International Security program currently based in Afghanistan and CEO of the Hoplite Group, a company focused on sustainable and innovative solutions to complex problems, in the most challenging environments and harshest conditions. Koskinas retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2011 after a twenty-year career in Special Operations.


Ioannis Koskinas, @Gianni_in_Kabul
Senior Fellow, New America International Security Program

Hamid Arsalan,
Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy


Tresha Mabile
Journalist and Emmy-Award Nominated Documentary Director, Producer, and Writer

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