Afghanistan and Pakistan are critical parts of a strategic zone at the crossroads of Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. Geopolitical and strategic interests as well as external interferences have often caused the two countries to divide rather than unite in their shared interests. There is a need for enhanced security cooperation in the region – particularly between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
This policy brief provides a concentrated overview of ideas and recommendations presented at an international conference held in Islamabad, 24th – 25th October 2018. The conference engaged officials, academics, practitioners, and students in a constructive dialogue to explore options for promoting regional security cooperation.
The Royal Danish Defence College and the Department of Government and Public Policy at Pakistan’s National Defence University jointly organised the conference.