TITLE

Flipping the Taliban

AUTHOR(S)
Christia, Fotini; Semple, Michael
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U.S. war in Afghanistan and offers suggestions for achieving peace in the region. The author suggests that policies which include reconciliation between insurgency groups, the Afghan government, and military organizations are more likely to result in stability than military victories alone. The historical willingness of Taliban commanders to change allegiances, the specific tribal and traditional needs of involved groups, and the importance of national and international reconciliation in Afghanistan are addressed. The influence of the Afghan presidential election, efforts to improve Afghan governance, and effective increases in security are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
42117547

 

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