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Afghanistan, © Photo: Sohaib Ghyasi via Unsplash

Europe's debacle in Afghanistan

21 Oct 2021
12:00 – 14:00

​What lessons need to be learned about helping civil society?

A debate with

  • Rahmatullah Amiri, research coordinator in the Afghan Liaison Office (TLO). Rahmatullah Amiri has more than 13 years of research experience in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Tareq Sydiq, political scientist at the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg. Tareq Sydiq's focus is on social movements and civil society under authoritarian regimes. He calls for increased engagement in Afghanistan to support civil society.


  • Asiem El Difraoui, Candid Foundation political scientist. Asiem El Difraoui is specialized on the Islamic world, cultural exchange, and Civil Society.

The debate ist organised by ELAN ( and supported by the ifa.