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This article appears in the February 18, 2022 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

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The Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan:
Toward a Long-Term Solution

Co-Sponsored by
The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Schiller Institute

February 10, 2022
10am EST, 4 pm Moscow Time until Noon EST, 6 pm Moscow Time

Working language: English

Moderator: Harley Schlanger
Vice Chairman, Schiller Institute

Since the abrupt withdrawal of the U.S./NATO forces from Afghanistan, following the Aug. 15, 2021 Taliban takeover of Kabul, there have been very clear warnings that unless a major relief effort was launched, the people of Afghanistan would face a devastating humanitarian crisis. Well, six months have passed and that crisis is here: People are now dying from hunger, from disease, and from exposure to a cold winter.


What are the causes of the Afghan humanitarian crisis?

What are the geopolitical implications of a failed state in Afghanistan?

What is needed to reverse the immediate threat of mass starvation and refugee problems?

A long-term solution of humanitarian crisis: the role of the global powers

Opening Presentations

Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, President, Schiller Institute

Expert Discussion

Russian International Affairs Council

Ivan Safranchuk, Director, Center for Eurasian Studies of MGIMO University

Temur Umarov, Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center

Schiller Institute

James Jatras, Former Diplomat, Former U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Specialist

Graham Fuller, Former CIA Officer, Author

Open Discussion and Q&A Session

Moderator: Harley Schlanger, Vice President, Schiller Institute

Closing Remarks

Andrey Kortunov, Director General, RIAC

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, President, Schiller Institute

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