The Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan: Toward a Long-term Solution

The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Schiller Institute (SI) will be convening a seminar on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 2 PM to 4 PM CET, which can be followed at Among the topics to be addressed by a panel of six speakers will be:

  • What are the causes of the Afghan humanitarian crisis?
  • What are the geopolitical implications of a failed state in Afghanistan?
  • What is needed to reverse the immediate threat of mass starvation and refugee problems?
  • A long-term solution to the humanitarian crisis: the role of the global powers.

Opening and closing statements will be presented by Dr. Andrey Kortunov, Director General of RIAC, and Helga Zepp-LaRouche, chairwoman of the SI. Other speakers are:

  1. Ivan Safranchuk, Director at the Center for Eurasian Studies of MGIMO University
  2. Temur Umarov, Fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center
  3. Jim Jatras, U.S. diplomat, former advisor to U.S. Senate Republican leadership
  4. Graham Fuller, 25 year career as a CIA operations officer, author

The topics discussed during this seminar will also be taken up during a Special online conference organized by the SI on the theme:

“100 Seconds to Midnight on the Doomsday Clock. A Nuclear War Cannot Be Won and Must Never Be Fought”

Saturday, Feb. 19, 16:00-22:00 (CET).

For more information and to register for translation of the conference (French, German, Spanish), please go to

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