Peace and Security

South Asia is one of the most volatile regions in the world and the regional dimension of the conflict in Afghanistan contributes to further destabilization of the region, preventing lasting peace and development. FES aims at generating national and regional policy recommendations, focusing on the transitional period and the future of a peaceful Afghanistan from the perspective of all neighbouring states.

PEace and Security_provide a platformWe provide a platform to improve bilateral relations and support multilateral cooperation through civil society dialogues.

Peace and Security - enabling environment

We enable an environment for open discussion of national interest vis-à-vis the future of Afghanistan. Issues that cannot be brought to the negotiation table between governments because of political conflicts are discussed here.

Peace and Security_building trustWe build trust and lasting networks among key stakeholders in the fragile region. Lasting communication channels are being established in the regions, which also function during conflict. The project strives to strengthen the ties of regional cooperation and to build trust between key figures in both Afghanistan and the region.

Peace and Security_assist policy groupsWe assist Policy Groups in advising decision-makers and government representatives through policy recommendations that are designed to support a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan. The outputs of the Policy Group dialogues are available as policy papers to decision-makers, media and civil society in the region as well as to the wider international policy-making community.

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Alexey Yusupov


Alexey serves as Country Director of FES Afghanistan since 2015 and is leading the Peace and Security Project of the Regional Programme in Asia. Before assuming this post, he headed the Almaty office of FES Kazakhstan from 2013. Alexey holds a Magister Artium Degree in Political Sciences, Social Anthropology and History of European Arts from the University of Heidelberg and is a graduate exchange student alumni from the University of Manchester.