The Afghanistan challenge : hard realities and strategic choices /
edited by Hans-Georg Ehrhart and Charles C. Pentland.
Kingston, ON : Queen's Centre for International Relations, c2009.
iv, 264 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
1553392418, 9781553392415
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Kingston, ON : Queen's Centre for International Relations, c2009.
general note
"This book is the product of an international conference on NATO and the International Engagement in Afghanistan, held in Hamburg on 13-14 December 2007"--p. [v].
Co-published by: Institute for Peace Research & Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, School of Policy Studies and McGill-Queen's University Press.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Hans-Georg Ehrhart is director, Centre for European Peace and Security Studies, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, Hamburg Charles Pentland is director, Centre for International Relations, Queen's University.
Main Description
Canada and Germany are among the largest contributors to the international mission in Afghanistan, with troops in different parts of the country, fulfilling different roles. Canada's higher ratio of combat to development work is reflected in a higher rate of casualties. Canadians have sometimes joined in criticisms of Germany and other European allies for their unwillingness to take on riskier military tasks in Afghanistan's southern and eastern provinces. Some Germans, in turn, have chided Canada for stressing war-fighting at the expense of approaches more centred on development. This Canadian-German dialogue reflects a larger debate, both operational and existential, within NATO concerning Afghanistan and the future of the alliance. This collection of essays by leading German and Canadian experts assesses the present state and future prospects of the Afghanistan mission, both to advance the dialogue and to suggest better approaches to the policy questions that continue to confront the alliance. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Assessing the Afghanistan Compact: Is the International Community Defaulting on the Compact or Is the Compact the Wrong Approach?p. 13
The Changing Face of Warlordism in Afghanistanp. 37
Supporting the State, Depleting the State: Estranged State-Society Relations in Afghanistanp. 57
NGO Myths, Realities, and Advocacy on the International Strategy in Afghanistanp. 77
Building Stability in Afghanistanp. 103
Pakistan's Afghanistan Policy in the Shadow of Indiap. 113
Iran's Influence in Afghanistanp. 129
The International Commitment in Afghanistan: Failure or Strategy Change? A Strategic Assessmentp. 141
No Exit: Canada and the "War without End" in Afghanistanp. 157
Afghanistan and the Limits of "Unlimited Solidarity": A Farewell to Schicksalsgemeinschaftp. 175
Canada in Afghanistan: Strategic Perspectivesp. 189
The Construction of a Warp. 199
Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan: The Canadian Approachp. 211
Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan: The German Approachp. 243
The Contributorsp. 259
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