Category Archives: Afghanistan

Unintended Consequences: How Failures in Afghanistan Feed the US Heroin Epidemic

Western attempts to rebuild Afghanistan while simultaneously reducing the importance of opium cultivation for local farmers have utterly failed.

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Perpetual Conflicts: The New Face of Violence

Tragically, modern conflicts no longer end; they are caught in a perpetual cycle of enormous illicit profits, superficial interventions, and endemic violence.

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Analysis Paper: The Importance of Civil-Military Cooperation in Stability Operations

This analysis paper examines the issues and challenges of civil-military integration and cooperation within stability operations. Recent US deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated ineffective civil-military relations in the various important elements of stability operations that require cooperation such as improving security through the deployment of military and police forces, ensuring effective humanitarian relief, and finally improving capacity-building in

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