Afghanistan Analysts Network – English


1 December 2011: New AAN Discussion Paper: The International Engagement in Afghanistan beyond 2014

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This new report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), The International Community’s Engagement in Afghanistan beyond 2014, discusses the challenges for transition and the cost of a hasty and unconditioned international withdrawal. It particularly focuses on security, economy, political framework, reconciliation, governance, human rights and regional politics.

In the wake of the international conference on Afghanistan on 5 December in Bonn, it is then important that international policy makers recognise that the successful implementation of individual policy recommendations in itself will fall short of providing long-term solutions and that continued international engagement in Afghanistan should be premised, first, on supporting the Afghan government to address the root causes of the conflict and, second, on ensuring that this support does not unintentionally entrench patterns of conflict and power imbalances.

To read the report, click here.

For more information, please contact:

In Europe:
Thomas Ruttig, AAN Co-Director and lead author ([email protected])

In Afghanistan:
Martine van Bijlert, AAN Co-Director and contributing author ([email protected])
Sari Kouvo, AAN Co-Director and contributing author ([email protected])

Other contributing authors are Doris Buddenberg, Barbara Stapelton and Tom Gregg.


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