Afghanistan

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The Afghanistan crisis is the outcome of decades of internal conflict and external intervention. No short-term solution will resolve the crisis overnight. The narrow focus on confronting Al-Qaeda and the Taliban through counter-insurgency measures often characterised by aggressive military action, arbitrary detentions, indiscriminate raids and house searches has not only failed to reduce religious extremism, but fuelled local discontent and violence. While escalating the war in Afghanistan will likely make matters worse, simply abandoning the country would lead to another set of serious problems. Stability in Afghanistan requires a comprehensive peace process including all relevant internal actors and neighbours. The first priority in Afghanistan is to provide basic security for the civilian population and the second is to build crucial infrastructure. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Afghanistan policy area.

3rd
Feb
2015

After the official end of combat operations in Afghanistan, what are NATO’s priority tasks?

By Dr Ian Davis
 
At a flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul on 28 December NATO marked the end of it’s combat role in Afghani
30th
Sep
2014

NATO welcomes security pact with Afghanistan

9th
Sep
2014

NATO Poised to Escalate Tensions over Ukraine

Original publication date: 
Mon, 09/08/2014 (All day)
2nd
Sep
2014

Hybrid Wars and Hollow Words: A Preview of the NATO Wales Summit

For Immediate Release: 2 September 2014

Contact: Dr. Ian Davis | +44 (0)7887 782389

11th
Aug
2014

Amnesty says no justice for Afghan civilians killed in US-NATO operations

Amnesty International released a report yesterday documenting the inability of the families of Afghan civilians killed in attacks by US and other foreign forces to ob