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Afghanistan’s Insurgency after the Transition

Asia Report N°256, 12 May 2014

Afghan soldier during Operation Tageer Shamal, Helmand Province, 4 Jan 2012

To contain a growing, increasingly confident insurgency as NATO troops withdraw, Afghanistan needs continued international support, including military, and the new government in Kabul will need to reinvigorate the state’s commitment to the rule of law.

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Afghanistan’s Insurgency after the Transition, Asia Report N°256, 12 May 2014

To contain a growing, increasingly confident insurgency as NATO troops withdraw, Afghanistan needs continued international support, including military, and the new government in Kabul will need to reinvigorate the state’s commitment to the rule of law.

中文

Women and Conflict in Afghanistan, Asia Report N°252, 14 Oct 2013

Women are increasingly exposed to violence and exclusion from the public sphere as Afghanistan nears the 2014 security transition and conservative forces gain momentum.

Afghanistan’s Parties in Transition, Asia Briefing N°141, 26 Jun 2013

Afghanistan’s political parties must exercise restraint as they jostle for power in the final months of President Karzai’s mandate. For its part, the outgoing administration should also resist calls to excessively regulate the parties. A commitment to pluralism, by all players, is key to the legitimacy of Kabul politics – and an important advantage against armed insurgents.

Afghanistan: The Long, Hard Road to the 2014 Transition, Asia Report N°236, 8 Oct 2012

Afghanistan is hurtling toward a devastating political crisis as the government prepares to take full control of security in 2014.

Talking About Talks: Toward a Political Settlement in Afghanistan, Asia Report N°221, 26 Mar 2012

A major course correction is needed if talks with the Taliban are to have any chance of delivering sustainable peace in Afghanistan.

پښتو

Aid and Conflict in Afghanistan, Asia Report N°210, 4 Aug 2011

After a decade of major security, development and humanitarian assistance, the international community has failed to achieve a politically stable and economically viable Afghanistan.

The Insurgency in Afghanistan’s Heartland, Asia Report N°207, 27 Jun 2011

Collusion between insurgent elements and corrupt government officials in Kabul and the nearby provinces has increased, leading to a profusion of criminal networks in the Afghan heartland.

Afghanistan’s Elections Stalemate, Asia Briefing N°117, 23 Feb 2011

The prolonged crisis over Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections has substantially weakened President Hamid Karzai’s government and could, if left unaddressed, drive disenfranchised Afghans into the arms of the Taliban, stoke ethnic tensions and increase the risks of civil war.

русский

Afghanistan: Exit vs Engagement, Asia Briefing N°115, 28 Nov 2010

U.S. plans to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by 2014 would lead to a collapse of the government in Kabul and serious security risks for the region.

русский

Reforming Afghanistan’s Broken Judiciary , Asia Report N°195, 17 Nov 2010

The Afghan government and the international community must prioritise the rule of law, which should be the primary pillar of a successful counter-insurgency strategy.

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Voters hold up their identity cards, as they wait in line at a polling station in Kabul to cast their ballots, 5 April 2014. UN Photo/Fardin Waezi

Afghan Elections Statement
11 July 2014

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Afghanistan After the NATO Summit
5 June 2012: Mark Schneider, Senior Vice President, comments on the NATO Summit, held in Chicago in May 2012, and assesses the readiness of the Afghan National Army for independent operations.

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In Pursuit of Peace: Sima Samar
16 December 2011:
This video introduces 2011 Honouree Sima Samar, honoured for championing human rights and education in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan: After the Withdrawal
16 November 2011:
Several international conferences on Afghanistan are trying to chart the country's future after the planned 2014 U.S. withdrawal. Robert Templer, Crisis Group's Asia Program Director, warns of the deteriorating security and regional interference likely to accompany the U.S. drawdown of troops.