Digital Background Discussion with Ahmed Rashid

Berlin, 31 August 2021

Complementary to its series of Political Breakfasts and Background Discussions in Berlin, Körber-Stiftung’s format of “Digital Background Discussions” aims to facilitate a digital exchange about current challenges for foreign and security.

The journalist and author Ahmed Rashid spoke about the current crisis in Afghanistan as part of the “Digital Background Discussion” on 31 August 2021. Together with foreign policy decision-makers – including members of the German Bundestag, selected representatives of various ministries and experts from renowned think tanks - Ahmed Rashid discussed the current situation in the region. Against the backdrop of the humanitarian emergency in Afghanistan, the debate emphasised above all the need for coordinated international support to protect the Afghan population. Furthermore, the participants discussed the actions of the international community in the region as well as potential future government constellations in Afghanistan. 

The »Digital Background Discussion« Series – Continuing Dialogue in Times of Crisis

Körber-Stiftung regularly invites a small circle of high-ranking actors within Berlin’s foreign policy community to its Political Background Discussions. In order to continue our discussions in the digital realm, Körber-Stiftung has initiated a new series, the »Digital Background Discussions«, derived from the Political Background Discussions. With this series, Körber-Stiftung aims to facilitate an exchange about current challenges for foreign and security policy – including, but not limited to, the consequences of the Coronavirus crisis. As at the Bergedorf Round Tables, the discussions take place in a confidential setting, so as to enable a frank and constructive exchange.

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