Western attempts to rebuild Afghanistan while simultaneously reducing the importance of opium cultivation for local farmers have utterly failed.
Category Archives: Afghanistan
New Analysis Paper: A policy of embedding counternarcotics task forces with counterinsurgency forces is at best counterproductive, and likely strengthens local insurgency movements.Read more
Recent developments in the Northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan serve as a stark reminder of the unfinished mission that the West has sought to sweep under the rug of history.Read more
Tragically, modern conflicts no longer end; they are caught in a perpetual cycle of enormous illicit profits, superficial interventions, and endemic violence.Read more
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 inRead more