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.
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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. 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.