Think Tank
Afghanistan under Taliban rule: A view from Russia and India. Speakers
Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia

On September 17 at 12:00 Moscow time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will hold a discussion in partnership with the Indian think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF), titled “Afghanistan under Taliban rule: A view from Russia and India”.


  • Shanthie Mariet D'Souza, Founding Professor, Kautilya School of Public Policy

  • Andrey Kazantsev, Director of the Analytical Centre of Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University, Professor at the Higher School of Economics 

  • Anatol Lieven, Senior Research Fellow, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft 
  • Jyoti Malhotra, Senior Consulting Editor, The Print
  • Ivan Safranchuk, Director, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Euro-Asian Studies, MGIMO University

  • P.S. Raghavan, Former Indian Ambassador to Russia and Former Head, National Security Advisory Board 

  • Nandan Unnikrishnan, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation