Future interventions mean studying Afghanistan failures

The fall of Kunduz symbolized the increasing might and effectiveness of the Taliban in battling an Afghan army unit.

Afghanistan not a model to follow

There is no indication that Canada is anywhere near reaching the original objective of consolidating the government’s authority and legitimacy.

A signature failure

The most recent report confirms that the overall impact of Canada’s Dahla Dam-related work is hard to measure.

The merger’s a done deal, so let’s make the best of it

Foreign aid must be focused on poverty reduction and development partners’ interests.

I’m not wrong on the Dahla Dam after all, minister

New evidence suggests Canada’s water-supply efforts failed Afghan farmers.

If donor countries try to serve themselves and aid recipients, neither wins

It didn’t work in Afghanistan or to bring about Arab-Israeli peace.

Afghanistan needs a community now more than ever

With the nation facing a momentous transition in 2014, the international community’s role must be to strengthen the Afghan policy community’s role in guiding the change.

Missed opportunities, but a way forward for aid groups

NGOs often display the tendency to not co-ordinate efforts with the local authority, creating parallel processes instead and ignoring any locally owned reconstruction agenda.

More than a decade on, the train is off track in Afghanistan

The international community’s security, aid, and governance efforts have gone off the rails, argues Banerjee. Large gaps exist between reality and international policymakers’ claims.

Let us not squander the last Afghan chance

I attended the Tokyo Conference on July 8, the ninth major international conference on Afghanistan since the Bonn conference in 2001, with several other smaller conferences dotting the 11 years.

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