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.

11th
Oct
2012

Day 2 NATO Defence Ministerial

Progress in Kosovo and ‘no rush for the exit’ in Afghanistan

8th
Oct
2012

Border Wars: Preview of the NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting

For Immediate Release: 8 October 2012

 

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

24th
Sep
2012

NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan - final press conference

Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

20th
Sep
2012

Imran Khan leads Gandhian non-violent resistance in Pakistan

20th
Sep
2012

Green-on-blue attacks derail NATO tactics for mentoring Afghan security forces

24th
Jul
2012

The Tokyo international donors’ conference: what was agreed?

By Neil Frazer for NATO Watch

7th
Jul
2012

Tokyo International Donors Conference: A Preview

By Neil Frazer, for NATO Watch

14th
Jun
2012

Kabul ‘Heart of Asia’ conference aims at stabilizing Afghanistan