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№021: Peace and Development Efforts in Afghanistan: A Lost Decade
№021: Peace and Development Efforts in Afghanistan: A Lost Decade

Author(s): Patryk Kugiel
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Afghanistan; Asia; development aid
Summary/Abstract: The paper summarises the last decade in Afghanistan and points at critical mistakes made by the international community. The author argues that Western powers did not treat Afghan security and reconstruction seriously and displayed much ignorance about its regional environment—all in all causing the great opportunity to put the country on its own feet to be lost. The modest achievements in Afghanistan will be at grave risk as the West prepares to leave the country by 2014. The international commitment to Afghanistan needs to be reinvigorated before the country descends into yet another war. The analysis concludes with a set of crucial lessons learned from the Afghan conflict for future peace-and-reconstruction missions.

  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English