Plenty of options left for Canada in Afghanistan

For the government of Canada, supporting civil society empowerment should remain a priority, particularly protecting and expanding women’s rights and good governance at all levels.

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The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan hosts a gathering of elders between two tribes from eastern Afghanistan in Jalalabad.
Emmanuel Seitelbach, David Lord
Published: Thursday, 05/15/2014 11:03 pm EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 05/22/2014 1:29 pm EDT

Short of a high-cost and high-risk military training or advice and support mission, Canada still has plenty of options to bolster development and governance gains in Afghanistan. This is according to area experts who met in Ottawa recently to look at Afghanistan’s future prospects as it goes through elections, while confronting the continuing Taliban insurgency and drastic cuts in international military and development support.

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