Now archived, HPCR's Central Asia project provided information resources and policy recommendations with the goals of addressing the origins of political tensions and promoting human security in Central Asia. A dedicated research portal was launched in October 2001.
In 2003, HPCR's Central Asia unit developed a targeted series of activities aimed at enriching the information environment in which legal reform decisions are made in Afghanistan by national institutions and the international community. Loosely structured around the constitutional reform process and the associated Loya Jirga, these activities included research and advisory services on legal reform, publication of a report on the legal reform process, and in-country consultations with concerned stakeholders.
This project expanded on the Program's previous research and policy initiatives on negotiating access in Afghanistan and elsewhere, on the implementation of international standards in Islamic environments, and on the role of non-state actors and armed groups in the protection of civilians.