This paper traces the structural factors driving anti-government mobilisation in Afghanistan in each successive phase of the country’s thirty years of conflicts. Drawing on extensive literature from both international and Afghan sources, it analyses the social and political factors behind Read More
This paper analyses the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP), which was approved in June 2010 by President Hamid Karzai and is financially backed by the international community. It identifies an array of potential flaws, each of which could seriously Read More
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Despite some notable achievements, the overall result of police reform efforts to date has been disappointing. This issues paper argues that the Afghan government and its international partners need to 1) develop a shared vision of the police; 2) implement Read More