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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 Statement on unfreezing of Afghan assets and the Taliban's responsibility to fix the humanitarian crisis
ASAP
December 1, 2021
The U.S. government’s freezing of the Afghan national reserves was warranted and responsible. The Taliban’s strong-arm capture of the country did not confer upon it official government status any more than holding a gun to someone else’s head entitles one to legal ownership of the other person’s property or bank account. The U.S. is right to prevent such grand larceny from happening.
Annie Pforzheimer on "America’s Afghan Debacle"
Project Syndicate podcast
October 26, 2021
Pforzheimer: "I don’t see the United States under almost any circumstance putting troops back on the ground in Afghanistan. But the issues there are very serious, and we must remain engaged. The humanitarian needs are so acute that there may be a real outflow of refugees, which in turn will destabilize that region and maybe even Europe. And I think we have both a moral obligation and a strategic interest to make sure that this country remains stable."
To keep the U.S. engaged in Afghanistan, we need a congressional commission
Washington Monthly
October 14, 2021
Annie Pforzheimer writes that even though the United States has left the country, we can’t—for moral and strategic reasons—turn our backs on Afghanistan. Instead, we need to create a powerful domestic mechanism to compel the U.S. government to remain engaged, to monitor the unfolding situation for instability, and to use whatever levers we can to stop the further decay of Afghan lives and American interests: a standing congressional commission.
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