Afghanistan Analysts Network – English


26 January 2011 Chatham House: No Shortcut to Stability

AAN admin < 1 min

The authors of ‘No Shortcut to Stability: Justice, Politics and Insurgency in Afghanistan’ – AAN’s Senior Analyst Kate Clark and independent analyst Stephen Carter – will be speaking about the report at an event at Wednesday Chatham House on 26 January 2011.

The Asia Programme meeting will take place at Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London, from 14:00-15:30.

Advanced registration (with name and affiliation) is required at [email protected] (you will receive e-mail confirmation if you have been successfully registered).

The speakers will draw upon the report that seeks to investigate the relationship between injustice (including political exclusion, corruption, land-grabs, arbitrary detention, and the co-option of the state by criminal networks) and instability in Afghanistan. They will discuss key findings, including how the sidelining of justice by the Afghan government and its international backers is fuelling the insurgency and how the Taliban has been able to exploit this justice deficit to mobilise support. Although these issues are a matter of strategic self-interest critical to any strategy to create long-term stability in Afghanistan, in practice policy makers continue to pursue many of short-term approaches that have dominated policy since 2001.

Presentations will be made on the record. The Q&A session will be held under the Chatham House rule.

The report can be found here.


Conference Kate Clark