Securing Afghanistan: Getting on Track

TitelSecuring Afghanistan: Getting on Track
Typ der PublikationBook
Untertitel / SerientitelUnited States Institute of Peace Working Paper (February 2009)
AutorInnenFair, CC, Jones, SG, Cole, BE
Anzahl Seiten42 pp.
VerlagUnited States Institute of Peace (USIP)
StadtWashington D.C.

A lack of focus on long-term sustainability, an inability to map the entirety of donor nations' security assistance programs and the subsequent failure on the part of the international community to understand precisely what is needed in Afghanistan are among the leading reasons why international stabilization efforts in the country have not been more successful over the last seven years, says a new report from the United States Institute of Peace.
Other top reasons include:
- a failure to see security as inclusive of rule of law institutions;
- an inability to deliver adequate mentoring for both army, police and justice personnel;
- a lack of understanding of the differing threats and networks operating in and across the borders of Afghanistan;
- poor or little coordination on security assistance among donor countries;
- a lack of political will among Afghan leaders to prosecute major criminal activity.The report, Securing Afghanistan, is the result of a 12 -month investigation that sought to identify specific weaknesses in domestic and international efforts to stabilize Afghanistan and recommend specific reforms in the security sector. The volume is the second text focusing on the need to reform U.S. and international approaches to Afghanistan released by USIP in as many months. The Future of Afghanistan, published by the Institute in January 2009, takes a broader, macro-level approach to a number of the country's policy areas, while Securing Afghanistan provides a granular analysis of specific security needs.

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