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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'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)
ASAP Statement on Alleviating the Current Crisis in Afghanistan
ASAP
August 24, 2021
The twin priorities at this time should be to expedite the evacuation process for all those who are at risk if left behind and to provide for Afghan refugees a secure and humane environment from which they can rebuild their lives outside Afghanistan. To this end, we call on the U.S. government to pursue several paths.
Kagan: "Extend the Afghan mission now, before it's too late"
The Hill
August 23, 2021
The emergency in Kabul and Afghanistan generally is dire. It is certainly not getting better fast enough to meet the president’s timeline, and it may be getting worse with the news that Islamic State militants are actively seeking to attack U.S. forces and the crowds.
Post Corona Podcast: Afghanistan & The New Geopolitics - With Fred Kagan
Post Corona Podcast
August 20, 2021
While the world watches America’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, there’s enormous potential for human catastrophe — in the weeks, months and years ahead. At best, the future of Afghanistan is uncertain. An interview with ASAP's Fred Kagan.
"Forty Years in Afghanistan (with Annie Pforzheimer) -- Yahoo News' "Skullduggery" podcast
Yahoo News' "Skullduggery" podcast
August 19, 2021
A wide-ranging conversation with Annie Pforzheimer about the current crisis in Afghanistan
The “Tragedy of Afghanistan” - on Slate Political Gabfest podcast
Interview with ASAP's Annie Pforzheimer
August 19, 2021
The Afghanistan withdrawal, with guest Annie Pforzheimer
Pforzheimer: "We have to stay engaged in Afghanistan"
Fox Business
August 18, 2021
ASAP steering committee member Annie Pforzheimer discusses the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
WTH is going on with the Taliban takeover? With Frederick Kagan
AEI Podcast
August 18, 2021
Almost 20 years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the Taliban are back in control of the country. After President Biden’s decision to depart Afghanistan regardless of conditions on the ground, and the withdrawal of U.S. intelligence and air support to the Afghan army, the Taliban rapidly advanced, culminating in the collapse of the Afghan government. Interview with ASAP's Fred Kagan.
ASAP unveils video ad urging U.S. policy makers to remain engaged in Afghanistan after the fall to Taliban
ASAP
August 17, 2021
Its theme: "We are responsible."