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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.  
ASAP's Values

Respect

Respect for the political and social rights of women and youth and other vulnerable groups.

Peace

A peace process that addresses the causes of conflicts, fully involves all Afghans, and reinforces positive changes since 2001.

Credible Elections

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:

Transparency

Adherence to transparency and anti-corruption commitments by both the Afghan Government and International donors;

Investment

Lean investment directly to Afghan institutions;

Reforms

Acceleration of political and economic reforms;

Revenues

Efforts to increase Afghan revenues to make Afghanistan self-supporting by 2030;

Security

Security partnership with Afghan forces in their fight on the frontlines of terrorism.

MEDIA AND NEWS

ASAP policy framework on responding to Taliban control in Afghanistan
ASAP
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.
Pforzheimer addresses the challenges of women in Afghanistan
Cheddar News
September 10, 2021
Annie Pforzheimer appears on Cheddar TV
CGTN interview with Annie Pforzheimer
CGTN America
September 1, 2021
A discussion of what happened and what should be done now in Afghanistan
Pforzheimer on France 24
France 24
August 31, 2021
ASAP's Annie Pforzheimer discusses U.S.-Afghan policy on France 24.
Annie Pforzheimer analyzes history and legacy of Afghanistan on Sky News
Sky News
August 31, 2021
Pforzheimer discusses Afghanistan on ABC News Planet America
ABC News Planet America
August 27, 2021
The Alliance in Support of the Afghan People extends deepest condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives in today’s horrible terror attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport.
ASAP
August 26, 2021
We must protect the Afghan women left behind
The Hill
August 25, 2021
"What then can the U.S. and the rest of the world do to protect those millions of girls and women who will remain in Afghanistan, now subject to the Taliban and its brutal violence?"
ASAP's David Sedney Assesses the Afghan Evacuation Crisis
Yahoo!News' "Skullduggery podcast
August 25, 2021
ASAP steering committee member and former President of the American University of Afghanistan speaks on the "Skullduggery" podcast about the current -- and coming -- crisis in Afghanistan
NPR: ASAP's Sedney and Pforzheimer on efforts to help Afghan Evacuation
NPR
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)