The Future of Afghanistan and U.S. Foreign Policy

Ten Years After Bonn: Perspectives and Analysis

In 2001, a month after coalition forces ousted the Taliban from Kabul world powers gathered in Bonn, Germany to engineer a new constitution and establish a plan to set the country on a path to stability.

A decade later, the United States is beginning a drawdown of its nearly 100,000 troops in Afghanistan. Now the coalition is scrambling to preserve gains while reducing its presence.

To contribute to that discussion, The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism,, and the Council on Foreign Relations asked a variety of diplomats, military officials, and academic experts for perspectives and analysis on Afghanistan's future.