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Afghanistan in the balance : counterinsurgency, comprehensive approach, and political order /
edited by Hans-Georg Ehrhart, Sven Bernhard Gareis, and Charles Pentland.
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Montreal : [Published for the Centre for International and Defence Policy by] McGill-Queen's University Press, c2012.
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iv, 210 p. : ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
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1553393538, 9781553393535
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Montreal : [Published for the Centre for International and Defence Policy by] McGill-Queen's University Press, c2012.
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1553393538
9781553393535
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US/NATO counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: evaluating concepts and practices / Hans-Georg Ehrhart and Roland Kaestner -- With enough nails: Canadian COIN in Kandahar / Richard Roy -- The German approach to counterinsurgency: concepts and practice / Philipp M√ľnch -- Peace-building and COIN in Afghanistan: The view of NGOs--What is really needed? Citha D. Maass -- Nongovernmental aid organizations as force-multipliers? Limits of civil-military co-operation in Afghanistan / Robert Linder -- Why orthodox forms of security sector reform assistance are bound to fail in Afghanistan and other conflict-affected states / Mark Sedra -- EU contributions to security sector reform in Afghanistan: toward a comprehensive approach / Eva Gross -- Conclusive concept or catchword? On the pretence and practice of Germany's Networked Security in Afghanistan / Sven Bernhard Gareis -- The challenges of Afghan development through trade / Julian Schofield ... [et al.] -- Regional power play: Pakistan's foreign policy between India and Afghanistan / Christian Wagner -- Mind the neighbours! Central Asian interests and visions of Afghanistan / Diana Digol -- The graveyard of the liberal moment? Afghanistan and the future of liberal order-building / Tobias Bunde ... [et al.].
catalogue key
8582787
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Hans-Georg Ehrhart is senior research fellow and director of the Centre for European Peace and Security Studies at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Sven Bernhard Gareis is deputy head of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Fhrungsakademie der Bundeswehr and professor of political science at the Westflische Wilhelms-Universitt in Mnster, Germany. Charles C. Pentland is professor of political studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
In the aftermath of 9/11, a NATO-led coalition entered Afghanistan. A decade later the country's prospects are still very troubling. This book brings together Canadian and European experts to answer important questions concerning the country's future.
Main Description
In the aftermath of 9/11, a NATO-led coalition entered Afghanistan. A decade later the country's prospects are still very troubling. As the coalition gradually prepares to withdraw and the Afghan National Army and Police assume increasing responsibility, Afghanistan in the Balance brings together Canadian and European experts to answer important questions concerning the country's future: What has been the impact of ten years of international intervention? What lessons have been learned about the conduct and consequences of such missions hree sets of critical issues are discussed in this book. First, whether the doctrine of counterinsurgency, introduced officially by the US in 2009, can be implemented to lasting effect against a persistent and adaptive foe. Second, whether what is now called the "comprehensive approach" can achieve the long-sought but still-elusive aim of seamless coordination among military and civilian actors at the local, national, and alliance levels. And finally, how the outcome of the intervention in Afghanistan is likely to affect, and be affected by, the evolving regional and global order. Afghanistan in the Balance is a timely study of the ripple effect that the situation in Afghanistan has sent around the world.
Main Description
In the aftermath of 9/11, a NATO-led coalition entered Afghanistan. A decade later the country's prospects are still very troubling. As the coalition gradually prepares to withdraw and the Afghan National Army and Police assume increasing responsibility, Afghanistan in the Balance brings together Canadian and European experts to answer important questions concerning the country's future: What has been the impact of ten years of international intervention? What lessons have been learned about the conduct and consequences of such missions? Three sets of critical issues are discussed in this book. First, whether the doctrine of counterinsurgency, introduced officially by the US in 2009, can be implemented to lasting effect against a persistent and adaptive foe. Second, whether what is now called the "comprehensive approach" can achieve the long-sought but still-elusive aim of seamless coordination among military and civilian actors at the local, national, and alliance levels. And finally, how the outcome of the intervention in Afghanistan is likely to affect, and be affected by, the evolving regional and global order. Afghanistan in the Balance is a timely study of the ripple effect that the situation in Afghanistan has sent around the world.
Main Description
Three sets of critical issues are discussed in this book. First, whether the doctrine of counterinsurgency, introduced officially by the US in 2009, can be implemented to lasting effect against a persistent and adaptive foe. Second, whether what is now called the "comprehensive approach" can achieve the long-sought but still-elusive aim of seamless coordination among military and civilian actors at the local, national, and alliance levels. And finally, how the outcome of the intervention in Afghanistan is likely to affect, and be affected by, the evolving regional and global order. Afghanistan in the Balance is a timely study of the ripple effect that the situation in Afghanistan has sent around the world.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Counterinsurgency
US/NATO Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: Evaluating Concepts and Practicesp. 13
With Enough Nails: Canadian COIN in Kandaharp. 37
The German Approach to Counterinsurgency: Concepts and Practicep. 51
Peace-Building and COIN in Afghanistan: The View of NGOs - What Is Really Needed?p. 69
Non-governmental Aid Organizations as Force-Multipliers? Limits of Civil-Military Co-operation in Afghanistanp. 83
Comprehensive Approach
Why Orthodox Forms of Security Sector Reform Assistance Are Bound to Fail in Afghanistan and Other Conflict-Affected Statesp. 97
EU Contributions to Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan: Toward a Comprehensive Approach?p. 111
Conclusive Concept or Catchword? On the Pretence and Practice of Germany's Networked Security in Afghanistanp. 123
Political Order
The Challenges of Afghan Development through Tradep. 141
Regional Power Play: Pakistan's Foreign Policy between India and Afghanistanp. 157
Mind the Neighbours! Central Asian Interests and Visions of Afghanistanp. 171
The Graveyard of the Liberal Moment? Afghanistan and the Future of Liberal Order-Buildingp. 187
Biographiesp. 205
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