The Alliance in Support of the Afghan People (ASAP) is a coalition dedicated to advancing efforts to support a stable and sustainable Afghanistan that never again becomes a sanctuary for terrorism.
We support Afghan aspirations for peace, security, political and economic development, social justice, and a self-reliant Afghanistan integrated in the international political and economic community.
Since 2001, the Afghan people with international support have made progress towards building a new society that is more prosperous and democratic, where women and men are more educated and in better health, and where Afghans are the ones fighting to keep their country secure and not a source of terrorist attacks. This is ultimately the progress that will make the United States and its allies and partners more secure from threats originating in the region.
Continued support for the Afghan people will allow them to continue to make progress towards an Afghanistan that is a place of hope and growth, not violence and despair.
Today, despite formidable obstacles, a critical opportunity exists to protect, sustain and advance the progress and investments the people of Afghanistan and the United States have made since 2001.
Respect for the political and social rights of women and youth and other vulnerable groups.
A peace process that addresses the causes of conflicts, fully involves all Afghans, and reinforces positive changes since 2001.
Credible elections that produce a result acceptable to the Afghan people.
Continued US and international assistance that empowers the new generation of Afghan men and women and makes assistance more accountable and effective, through:
Adherence to transparency and anti-corruption commitments by both the Afghan Government and International donors;
Lean investment directly to Afghan institutions;
Acceleration of political and economic reforms;
Efforts to increase Afghan revenues to make Afghanistan self-supporting by 2030;
Security partnership with Afghan forces in their fight on the frontlines of terrorism.
The ASAP 2.0 Steering Committee is composed of an amazing group of esteemed members.
ASAP policy framework on responding to Taliban control in Afghanistan
September 13, 2021
Among other recommendations, ASAP urges that formal recognition of a Taliban-led government should come, if at all, only after an inclusive government is formed, the Afghan Government agrees to international oversight with respect to humanitarian assistance and human rights protection, and the Afghan government effectively foreswears terrorism and renounces all ties with terrorist organizations.
NPR: ASAP's Sedney and Pforzheimer on efforts to help Afghan Evacuation
August 25, 2021
"The kind of people who are leaving are the kind of people who never thought they would, who thought that their entire lives were going to be spent building Afghanistan, who genuinely had hope and even excitement about what the future might hold." -Annie Pforzheimer, on NPR (August 25, 2021)