As part of our ongoing mission to bridge the divide between U.S. and Russia on important regional issues that concern both countries, EWI's working group on Afghan narcotrafficking will meet in order to discuss counternarcotics efforts in and around Afghanistan within the framework of the U.S.-Russia security relationship. Topics for discussion include:

  • How the U.S. and Russia can work together—in coordination with Afghanistan, other countries in the region and regional and international organizations—on alternative livelihood options. 
  • The impact of the post-2014 situation on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan, following the withdrawl of U.S. ground forces.

March will represent the Working Group's fifth convening.