Center for Strategic Communication

The American Security Project cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion: 

Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 9th, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

From US Navy - Seabees boarding military helicopter for transport to Afghanistan

Join us for a fact-based discussion with leading experts on counterinsurgency.

As the war in Afghanistan comes to a close, the US strategy is focusing on the transition to Afghan security responsibility. We will discuss how the transition is proceeding, how counterinsurgency has evolved and what to expect from the local Afghan security forces.

The speakers:

Nick Dowling is the founder and president of IDS International, the leading provider of training on interagency coordination and “smart power” in conflict zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

David H. Young is a Washington-based writer and analyst of international affairs and violent conflict.

Moderated by:

Joshua Foust
Fellow for Asymmetric Operations at ASP. He is also a columnist for PBS and The Atlantic Monthly.

This discussion will be on the record

The event will take place at:
1100 New York Ave, NW Washington DC
Suite 710W – Conference Room E

The discussion will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.  Please arrive by 1:45 p.m. for registration.

We hope you can join us.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 5 to


The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit