On November 29, 2021, Colin P. Clarke, Senior Research Fellow at The Soufan Center, participated in an online event ‘Counterterrorism Strategy & Tactics: Lessons Learned from Afghanistan.’ The roundtable discussion, which addressed lessons learned in Afghanistan and the continuing impact of the U.S. withdrawal, was hosted by the Consortium of Indo-Pacific Research and the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs. Alongside Dr. Clarke, panelists included Lt Col Michael P. Kreuzer, USAF; Joshua T. Fruth, Section 2 Financial Intelligence Solutions; Andrew Mines, Program on Extremism at George Washington University; and Anant Mishra, researcher at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS). Dr. Indu Saxena, Deputy Director at the Consortium of Indo-Pacific Researchers, served as moderator, with input from Dr. Ernest Gunasekara-Rockwell, Director of the Consortium.
Through a moderated interactive session, panelists will explore the human rights and security impacts for Afghanistan, regional, and international partners. With the prospect of several states recognizing the Taliban regime, what are the key challenges and opportunities now in Afghanistan? The Soufan Center builds on its extensive analyses in reports, IntelBriefs, and the media to present this virtual discussion, bringing together researchers, analysts, and practitioners for a unique and timely discussion.