About the simulation
President Biden’s decision to withdraw all American forces from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, could severely impact India: terrorism by India-focused jihadi groups operating in Afghanistan, growing Pakistani influence in the country, the likelihood of the Taliban’s return to Kabul, and the possibility of a proxy war between India and Pakistan in Afghanistan could all impact India’s foreign and security policies.
From July 18 to July 20, 2021, Wikistrat will run an online simulation that will explore the impact of different post-US withdrawal scenarios from Afghanistan on India. Over 50 South Asia experts will take part in the simulation, explore potential implications of different scenarios, and assess their probability and risk for India.
To explore the implications of a Taliban takeover in Afghanistan for India within a 12-24 months period.
To provide strategic recommendations regarding what actions India should/shouldn't take in case the Taliban take over Afghanistan within a 12-24 months period.
The simulation will run online July 18-20 and include two phases: responding to a scenario where the Taliban has taken full power in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal (18-20 July) and a voting phase aimed at assessing which are the most probable implications and best recommendations for India (July 20).
During this period, participation is highly flexible. You will be able to participate from anywhere, at any time, for as long as you want.