Transition in Afghanistan

This book, by one of the most experienced authorities on the subject, presents a deep analysis of the very difficult current situation in Afghanistan.

Author: William Maley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351389761

Category: Social Science

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This book, by one of the most experienced authorities on the subject, presents a deep analysis of the very difficult current situation in Afghanistan. Covering a wide range of important subjects including state-building, democracy, war, the rule of law, and international relations, the book draws out two overarching key factors: the way in which the prevailing neopatrimonial political order has become entrenched, making it very difficult for any other political order to take root; and the hostile region in which Afghanistan is located, especially the way in which an ongoing ‘creeping invasion’ from Pakistani territory has compromised the aspirations of both the Afghan government and its international backers to move the country to a more stable position.
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Transition in Afghanistan

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03673398L

Category: Afghan War, 2001-.

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The Transition in Afghanistan

With respect to the elections , a credible , transparent , and inclusive electoral
process is central to the U.S. Government's transition strategy and critical to
Afghan stability and democratic development . USAID remains focused on
supporting an ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03800113Y

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 62

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Assessing the Transition in Afghanistan

It is up to the Afghan people to elect a President they hope will best represent all
of Afghanistan . Question . As we saw in Iraq , a coordinated interagency
transition strategy for Afghanistan will be critical to avoid the risk of duplication or
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03769531E

Category: Afghan War, 2001-

Page: 63

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Steps Needed for a Successful 2014 Transition in Afghanistan

gency arises from a wider set of causes, and just dealing with active fighters will
be insufficient for effective transition. ... Ideally, in a transition process,
counternetwork operations would be transferred to Afghan special operations
forces, the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822038349270

Category: Afghan War, 2001-.

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The Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan

This book is an account of the changes that have taken place in their way of life over the twentieth century as they switched from a form of subsistence pastoralism to a cash economy.

Author: Thomas J. Barfield

Publisher: Thomas Barfield

ISBN: 9780292710665

Category: History

Page: 182

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The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 focused international attention on this country for the first time in nearly a century. The need for reliable information has only become been greater. Because of their traditional xenophobia toward the West, successive Afghan governments have restricted the number of scholars permitted to undertake extensive fieldwork. For this reason Thomas Barfield's study of the Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan is a welcome addition to the literature, a literature which is not likely to grow in the coming years as war, domestic unrest and restrictive travel policies continue to make the research environment in Afghanistan unfavorable. The Central Asian Arabs are a little-known people of northeastern Afghanistan. This book is an account of the changes that have taken place in their way of life over the twentieth century as they switched from a form of subsistence pastoralism to a cash economy. Barfield's research constitutes a substantial revision of the standard hypothesis on the economic and social status of nomadic pastoralists, as originally posited by Fredrik Barth. One of Barfield's main purposes is to provide a case study that illustrates the wide-ranging complexity of pastoral nomadism, its integration into a regional economy, and how structural changes have occurred within the pastoral economy itself.
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Afghanistan Halfway Through the Transition Phase Shortcomings of the Security Transition and Remaining Options for NATO

Abstract: Progress with regard to building up Afghanistan's National Security Forces, improving the governance performance of the incumbent regime, pursuing a domestic peace process, cooperating with Afghanistan's neighbors (particularly ...

Author: Nils Wörmer

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ISBN: OCLC:1129755871

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Abstract: Progress with regard to building up Afghanistan's National Security Forces, improving the governance performance of the incumbent regime, pursuing a domestic peace process, cooperating with Afghanistan's neighbors (particularly Pakistan and Iran), and creating prospects for economic development have been defined as preconditions for the successful transition of security responsibilities in Afghanistan. However, one and a half years after the security transition phase was officially launched by the Afghan government, NATO has been experiencing severe difficulties in the outlined fields of activity. US policy and NATO's strategy toward Afghanistan seem at least partly deadlocked. Western policymakers have few remaining options for the second half of the security transition in Afghanistan. These include focusing on the two key players in the Afghan conflict, namely strengthening the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and weakening the senior leadership of the Afghan Tal
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Afghanistan in Transition

Subsequently, a further PowerPoint presentation was made at the Tokyo
Conference on Afghanistan in July 2012 that looked in greater detail at what
different levels of aid can buy in terms of development outcomes: “From
Transition to ...

Author: Richard Hogg

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821398630

Category: Business & Economics

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This book examines the implications of international military withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 for the country's future economic growth, fiscal sustainability, public sector capacity, and service delivery.
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Afghanistan Pakistan and Strategic Change

The region encompassing Afghanistan and Pakistan (Af/Pak region) is undergoing a fundamental strategic change. This book analyses the nature of this strategic change, in ordre to seek possible future scenarios and to examine policy options.

Author: Joachim Krause

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134513543

Category: History

Page: 352

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The region encompassing Afghanistan and Pakistan (Af/Pak region) is undergoing a fundamental strategic change. This book analyses the nature of this strategic change, in ordre to seek possible future scenarios and to examine policy options. It also undertakes a critical review of the basic elements of the Western strategic approach towards dealing with regional conflicts in all parts of the world, with special emphasis on the Af/Pak region. Dealing with the political developments i one of the most volatile regions in the world – Afghanistan and Pakistan – the volume focuses on Western strategic concerns. The withdrawal of ISAF by 2014 will change the overall political setting and the work addresses the challenges that will result for Western policymakers thereafter. It examines the cases of Afghanistan and Pakistan separately, and also looks at the broader region and tries to identify different outcomes. This book will be of much interest to students of Central and South Asian politics, strategic studies, foreign policy and security studies generally.
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The Afghan War in 2013 Meeting the Challenges of Transition

Afghan Economics and Outside Aid Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold, Ashley
Hess ... and contributed to reports on Iran sanctions, energy competition, Turkey-
Iran relations, the Iranian nuclear program, and the transition in Afghanistan.

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Center for Strategic & International Studies

ISBN: 9781442225008

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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After more than a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are set to transfer security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2014. This transition poses many challenges, and much will depend on the future of Afghan politics, governance, corruption, development, security, and economics. How the United States manages the transition is vital for any hopes of creating a secure Afghanistan, as well as preventing the reemergence of the Taliban and other terrorist groups. The Afghan War in 2013 honestly assesses the benefits, costs, and risks involved in transition. It is essential reading for an in-depth understanding of the complex forces and intricacies of the United States’ role in Afghanistan and the difficulties involved in creating a stable Afghanistan in 2014 and beyond.
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Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan s Transition

Despite record economic growth in the decade that followed the fall of the Taliban regime, poverty remained stubbornly high in Afghanistan, and especially so in regions that suffered less from conflict.

Author: Vincent A. Floreani

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ISBN: OCLC:1158298071

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Despite record economic growth in the decade that followed the fall of the Taliban regime, poverty remained stubbornly high in Afghanistan, and especially so in regions that suffered less from conflict. This paper aims to explain this puzzle by combining a model of conflict intensity at the province level in 2007−14 with a model of consumption at the household level in 2011. The estimates show that large troop deployments reduced conflict intensity but also boosted local consumption, an effect reinforced by foreign aid flows being larger in conflict-affected areas. Out-of-sample simulations suggest that declining international troops and foreign aid after 2014 would lead to an increase in conflict intensity and a decline in consumption per capita, two trends validated by independent data sources.
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Afghanistan

Transition under Threat Geoffrey Hayes, Mark Sedra. tries such as Iraq, where
the majority of the population oppose the international presence, Afghans have
steadfastly supported the internationally sponsored reconstruction process.

Author: Geoffrey Hayes

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554586981

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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Many have questioned the wisdom of the international intervention in Afghanistan in light of the escalation of violence and instability in the country in the past few years. Particularly uncertain are Canadians, who have been inundated with media coverage of an increasingly dirty war in southern Afghanistan, one in which Canadians are at the frontline and suffering heavy casualties. However, the conflict is only one aspect of Afghanistan’s complicated, and incomplete, political, economic, and security transition. In Afghanistan: Transition under Threat, leading Afghanistan scholars and practitioners paint a full picture of the situation in Afghanistan and the impact of international and particularly Canadian assistance. They review the achievements of the reconstruction process and outline future challenges, focusing on key issues like the narcotics trade, the Pakistan—Afghanistan bilateral relationship, the Taliban-led insurgency, and continuing endemic poverty. This collection provides new insight into the nature and state of Afghanistan’s post-conflict transition and illustrates the consequences of failure. Co-published with the Centre for International Governance Innovation
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War Without Winners

In this first work of its kind Dr Rasul Bakhsh Rais analyses all the factors that led to the Afghan tragedy.

Author: Rasul Bakhsh Rais

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015033995419

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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The situation created by Soviet intervention in Afghanistan attracted scholarly attention worldwide. But though much was written on Afghanistan, little effort was made to understand the domestic roots of the confrontation, nor was any effort made to explain the linkage between internal strife and external invasion. In this first work of its kind Dr Rasul Bakhsh Rais analyses all the factors that led to the Afghan tragedy. He examines the nature of the Afghan state and society, the dynamics of the regional and global power structure, the externalization of the civil strife and the resultant fragmentation of political power, thereby adding a fresh perspective to the debate on the politics and security of Afghanistan.
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War in Afghanistan

ISAF Stages ISAF, initially mandated to support Afghan efforts to secure Kabul
and its immediate environs, expanded its ... They caution that in practice, the shift
from stabilization to transition is likely to vary geographically across Afghanistan ...

Author: Steve Bowman

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437926989

Category:

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By early 2009, a growing number of Members of Congress, Admin. officials, and outside experts had concluded that the war in Afghanistan required greater national attention Since 2001, the character of the war in Afghanistan has evolved from a violent struggle against al Qaeda and its Taliban supporters to a multi-faceted counterinsurgency effort. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the U.S. launched Operation Enduring Freedom in order to end the ability of the Taliban regime to provide safe haven to al Qaeda and to put a stop to al Qaeda¿s use of the territory of Afghanistan as a base of operations for terrorist activities. This report provides analysis of current developments and future options concerning the war in Afghanistan. Map.
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Afghanistan

Drawing on the experience of a decade and a half of living and working in Afghanistan, Chris Johnson and Jolyon Leslie examine what the changes of recent years have meant in terms of Afghans' sense of their own identity and argues that if ...

Author: Chris Johnson

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1842773771

Category: Political Science

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The West has never understood Afghanistan. It has been portrayed as both an exotic and remote land of turbaned warriors and as a 'failed' state requiring our humanitarian assistance. Politically marginal after the withdrawal of Soviet troops, Afghanistan's strategic importance re-emerged after September 11th 2001, when the 'war on terror' was launched as part of a new generation of international interventions. Drawing on the experience of a decade and a half of living and working in Afghanistan, Chris Johnson and Jolyon Leslie examine what the changes of recent years have meant in terms of Afghans' sense of their own identity and argues that if there is to be a hope of peace and stability, there needs to be a new form of engagement with the country, which respects the rights of Afghans to determine their own political future while recognising the responsibilities that must follow an intervention in someone else's land.
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Reconstructing Afghanistan

In February 1989, the completion of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from
Afghanistan inaugurated what was to be one of the most dramatic years since ...
Those who sought to assist Afghanistan's transition from 2001 confronted a grim
legacy.

Author: William Maley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317608936

Category: History

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This book identifies some of the main lessons for civil-military interactions that can be derived from the experiences of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. The book has three main themes. Firstly, the volume analyses why the ways in which civil and military actors interact in theatres of operations such as Afghanistan matter — for both those categories of actors, and for the ordinary people who their interactions serve. Second, the book highlights that these interactions are invariably complex. The third theme, which arises specifically from ‘the PRT experience’ in Afghanistan, is that such teams vary significantly in their roles, resourcing, and operational environments. Consequently, to appraise the value of ‘the PRT experience’, it is necessary to unpack the experiences of different PRTs, which the use of case studies allows one to do. The volume comprises an introduction, identifying some key questions to which the PRT experience gives rise, and case studies of the experiences of the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, The Netherlands, Australia, Germany and France; chapters dealing with the roles played by NGOs and the UN system and a discussion from an Afghan perspective of the implications of civilian casualties. It is the combination of the diverse cases discussed in this book with a focus on the broad challenges of optimising civil-military interactions that makes this book distinctive. This book will be of much interest to students of the Afghan War, civil-military relations, statebuilding, Central Asian politics and IR in general.
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Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan

When More Is Less: The International Project in Afghanistan. New York:
Columbia ... “Untangling Afghanistan's 2010 Vote: Analysing the Electoral Data.”
Kabul: AAN. ——. ... World Bank. 2011. “Transition in Afghanistan: Looking
Beyond 2014.

Author: Noah Coburn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535748

Category: Political Science

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Since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, researchers, policymakers, and the media have failed to consider the long-term implications of the country's post-conflict elections. Based on fieldwork in provinces across the country and interviews with more than seven hundred candidates, officials, community leaders, and voters, this book builds an in-depth portrait of Afghanistan's recent elections as experienced by individuals and communities, while revealing how the elections have in fact actively contributed to instability, undermining the prospects of democracy in Afghanistan. Merging political science with anthropology, Noah Coburn and Anna Larson document how political leaders, commanders, and the new ruling elite have used elections to further their own interests and deprive local communities of access to political opportunities. They retrace presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections over the past decade and expose the role of international actors in promoting the polls as one-off events, detached from the broader political landscape. This approach to elections has allowed existing local powerholders to solidify their grip on resources and opportunities, derailing democratization processes and entrenching a deeper disengagement from central government. Western powers, Coburn and Larson argue, need to reevaluate their most basic assumptions about elections, democracy, and international intervention if they hope to prevent similar outcomes in the future.
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Afghanistan in Transition

... partners to be able to overlook the 10 Oleg Panfilov , “ Turkmenistan and
Turkmenbashi ” , Moscow Times , 14 August 2002 , p . 1 . deep and unfinished
problems of political and economic transition in 114 • AFGHANISTAN IN
TRANSITION.

Author: Sreedhar

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061115674

Category: Afghanistan

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Contributed articles on post 2001 political process and developments in Afghanistan.
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