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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 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

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.


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.
August 26, 2021
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
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)
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 Statement on Alleviating the Current Crisis in Afghanistan
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.