Afghanistan: The Need for International Resolve
|Title||Afghanistan: The Need for International Resolve|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Report of the International Crisis Group (February 2008)|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Volume||Asia Report N°145|
|Number of Pages||30 pp.|
|Publisher||International Crisis Group (ICG)|
Afghanistan was meant to be a model of multilateralism and a cause that the international community believed was worth fighting for. Today, however, many of the country's problems are of the international community's making, the result of empowering and entrenching some of its most undesirable actors over the past six years, and of misjudging the regional dimensions. Most coordination issues are neither new nor unique, but lessons from past multilateral endeavours have been ignored. New mechanisms and new momentum are urgently needed but must be grounded firmly in a comprehensive strategy to which all parties are committed. Without unity of effort and resolve, engagement will remain ineffective, feeding disillusionment of Afghans and home publics alike.