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Afghanistan in Transition Beyond 2014 ?

Shanthie Mariet D' Souza (Editor)

Afghanistan is at a cusp of change. As 2014 the date for the drawdown of international forces draws near the international community is confounded by the complexities of an effective inteqal transition as by the modalities for ensuring it.

This book brings together varied Afghan voices to set the agenda, address critical gaps in the ongoing inteqal process 2012-14 and suggest alternate course of action by setting a forward looking agenda beyond 2014. The strength of this volume stems from the rich contributions by experts and practitioners from the field providing an in-depth analysis of the perceptions needs and preparedness on the ground.

The common thread that runs through all the chapters of the book is that inteqal process needs to be Afghan led and Afghan owned. This book provides diverse perspectives of the Afghans by taking a realistic assessment of the achievements and challenges in building local capacities and institutions in key sectors security political governance and economic for these would form the basis of future progress.

By delving into a range of complex interrelated issues such as security and political sector reform peace processes reconciliation, reintegration; economic opportunities investment trade and connectivity civilian surge aid coordination and effectiveness strategic communication role of women international organisations and non governmental organisations both from a micro and macro perspective this volume highlights several critical components of the inteqal process that need immediate and sustained attention. Chapters on regional perspectives and also the US perspective provide important insights into the role of external players in the present imbroglio.

This book is a valuable and timely contribution to the academic and policy discourse on the prospects of effective transition and long term stabilization of Afghanistan.

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About the author

Shanthie Mariet D' Souza

Shanthie Mariet D'Souza is Associate Fellow at the IDSA, New Delhi. Her research interests and expertise includes United States policy towards Afghanistan, terrorism and strategies in counter-terrorism, non-state armed groups and armed conflicts in South Asia, global war on terrorism, Afghan insurgency and the counter-insurgency and the counter-insurgency campaign.

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Bibliographic information

Title Afghanistan in Transition Beyond 2014 ?
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.07.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pentagon Press
Language: English
isbn 9788182746749
length 264p.