This hearing will examine the Trump Administration’s Afghanistan policy. Witnesses will offer their perspectives on the prospects for a negotiated settlement to the war in Afghanistan. Witnesses will also provide recommendations for how the Administration can chart a sustainable way forward in Afghanistan.


Panel I
The Honorable Zalmay Khalilzad
Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation
U.S. Department of State

Panel II
The Honorable James B. Cunningham
Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council
(Former United States Ambassador to Afghanistan)

Ms. Laurel Miller
Program Director, Asia
Crisis Group
(Former State Department Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan)

Ms. Clare Lockhart
Institute for State Effectiveness
Senior Fellow
Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University