Post Tagged with: "Afghanistan"

The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

Among the groups involved in the post-conflict dynamics, the Afghan diaspora is an important participant. However, certain aspects of this are problematic.

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

An elite political compact, based around external support for meaningless elections, is not the only solution to the problems ahead in Afghanistan.

Masculine Rivalries and Security: The US and UK in Iraq and Afghanistan

Masculine Rivalries and Security: The US and UK in Iraq and Afghanistan

The UK and US constructed their masculine identities in relation to each other in Iraq and Afghanistan. This rivalry has implications for achieving security.

Conflict or Civil War? Conceptualizing the Conflict in Afghanistan

Conflict or Civil War? Conceptualizing the Conflict in Afghanistan

The classification of the conflict in Afghanistan over the course of the 1990s as a “civil war” obscures international culpability in protracting the armed conflict.

Impressions from Kunduz after the 2014 Afghanistan Elections

Impressions from Kunduz after the 2014 Afghanistan Elections

The elections in Kunduz can be counted as a great achievement, both for the public and the local bodies, despite the spectre of the Taliban.

Review – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

Review – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

Krause and Mallory’s edited collection correctly emphasizes that, despite the West’s long involvement in Afghanistan, a much better understanding is needed.

A Blessing or a Curse? Aid Rentierism and State-building in Afghanistan

A Blessing or a Curse? Aid Rentierism and State-building in Afghanistan

Accountability goes where aid direction flows. Fuelled by foreign aid, the Afghan state tends to be more accountable to donors than to its own people.

State-building and Fragility of Personality-dependent Political Order

State-building and Fragility of Personality-dependent Political Order

There is a need for political imagination that goes beyond immediate security interests, political and military transitions, and reconciliation with insurgent groups.

The Afghan Elections: An Afghan Awakening

The Afghan Elections: An Afghan Awakening

The recent Afghan elections represented an aspiration for peace among the population and it is time world leaders acted upon their commitments for this to be realised.

Afghan Women’s Hopes for the Future

Afghan Women’s Hopes for the Future

Support for Afghan women should be guided by moral commitment to the women themselves and to Afghanistan as their country. The dividends will come to fruition over time.

Review – The Routledge Handbook of War and Society

Review – The Routledge Handbook of War and Society

Carlton-Ford and Ender’s edited collection draws attention to the challenges facing the military in irregular warfare, albeit with its main focus on the American experience.

Review – Counterinsurgency

Review – Counterinsurgency

This expansive compilation of David Kilcullen’s major works on insurgency and counterinsurgency is vital to understanding military tactics in both pre- and post-9/11 epochs.

An Open Rebuttal to Gian Gentile’s Article on Counterinsurgency

An Open Rebuttal to Gian Gentile’s Article on Counterinsurgency

Gian Gentile’s article on COIN ignores literature that weigh stability and combat operations equally. The key failure of COIN has been not understanding how to integrate the multiple levels required.

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