The international community needs to get serious about helping Afghanistan and stop rewarding human rights abuses
Destroying the poppy fields hasn’t worked. The US should focus on long-term development to solve Afghanistan’s drug problem.
A new US president will want to see a significant enhancement of the European effort in Afghanistan. The issue is likely to be viewed in Washington as a litmus test of whether Europeans should be taken seriously as strategic partners.
With Afghanistan’s reconstruction on the brink, what could the EU and U.S ask Beijing to do?
The Afghan opium economy continues to grow. To have any chance of success, international efforts need to focus on security and bringing criminal kingpins to justice through a specialised UN court.
Kai Eide’s appointment as the UN envoy in Kabul provides an opportunity to craft a new international strategy for Afghanistan and the region
Read our Fact Sheet comparing NATO troop deployment figures in Afghanistan
New ECFR report, to be published on Monday 21 January, criticises European efforts in Afghanistan and calls for a “grand bargain” between the United States and the EU to avert failure
Daniel Korski argues that the international coalition should overhaul their Afghanistan strategy and strike a ‘grand bargain’ to stabilise the war-torn country
After six-and-a-half years of war and the biggest NATO operation in history, Afghanistan remains in the throes of insurgency and President Hamid Karzai’s government is perilously weak. The EU needs to get a reality check, and fast.