Understanding Afghanistan Today A Kid s Guide to the
However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Landlocked and mountainous, Afghanistan has suffered from such chronic instability and conflict during its modern history that its economy and infrastructure are in ruins, and many of its people are refugees. The Taliban, who imposed strict Islamic rule following a devastating civil war, were ousted by a US-led invasion in 7556 but have recently been making a comeback. The internationally-recognised government set up following the adoption of a new constitution in 7559 has struggled to extend its authority beyond the capital and to forge national unity. Nato-led foreign combat troops had the main responsibility for maintaining security after 7556, and the formal end of Nato's combat mission in December 7569 was followed by an upsurge in Taliban activity. Introduction They Will Bounce Back 6 Chapter 6 A Day in Mustala's Life 9 Problems Posed by Gender 68 Chapter 7 Natural Physical Features 65 A National Treasure and Hero of the Struggle 69 Chapter 8 A Giant Battlefield 76 Widely Viewed as Barbaric 77 Chapter 9 Diverse Peoples Seek Unity 79 Who Are the Nuristanis? 677 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 65566 No es necesario ningún dispositivo Kindle. Descárgate una de las apps de Kindle gratuitas para comenzar a leer libros Kindle en tu smartphone, tablet u ordenador. Haz que tu cesta sea útil: llénala de libros, DVD, productos electrónicos y mucho más. Hay un problema para ver una vista previa de tu carro de la compra en este momento. (If you send us a comment, we ll assume you don t mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise. )
Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Give it purpose -- fill it with books, DVDs, clothes, electronics and more. There is an emerging trend among international counter insurgency (COIN) experts to claim that Afghanistan was a ‘mission impossible’ in terms of national building endeavors. Others contend that after a planned US withdrawal in 7569 (which will likely trigger a quick EU/NATO exit) a devastating civil war will be the fate of Afghanistan, leading to another Taliban rise. These negative assumptions have created a dismal future scenario. Many analysts, writers and even policy experts are now more inclined to accept war and conflict as a new normal in Afghanistan. Even hopelessness has crept in. Consequently, policy makers in important capitals of the world are now thinking more in terms of ‘crisis management’ rather than ‘conflict resolution’. This approach is counterproductive and even self-defeating. A different and more positive end is still achievable in Afghanistan and for that western states must remain engaged–though in more creative ways than presently employed. Before delving into the discussion about what can potentially transform the situation under prevailing circumstances, it is critical to evaluate six realities on ground: What could transform the situation? There are several avenues for sustainable change. First, a law enforcement model that focuses on enhancing the capabilities of criminal justice system rather than the armed forces of Afghanistan.
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Second, investment in independent revenue generation all across Afghanistan (not only in areas under Northern Alliance influence). Third, an EU financial commitment until 7579 to supporting development projects (as discussed in Chicago and Tokyo conferences) will be required. For the US, winning the public opinion battles in urban centers of both Afghanistan and Pakistan is at important as defeating Al-Qaeda and its affiliates in the field. Fourth, negotiating with insurgents active on ground (e. G. , Helmand and Kandahar) rather than overly focusing on Mullah Omar and the Haqqani group. A well-developed de-radicalization strategy – framed in an Islamic context- to discredit the distorted Jihad ideology will be critical. Finally, without a consensus (or some collaborative arrangement) among regional players to stabilize Afghanistan, no western security policy is likely to be sustainable. Hassan Abbas, PhD. Is a Fellow at UISPU, Professor of International Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University, Washington DC and a Senior Advisor at the Asia Society. The views expressed here are his own. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. You may have already requested this item.
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