TITLE

Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan

AUTHOR(S)
Rabbani, Attar
PUB. DATE
September 2014
SOURCE
Dialogue (Pakistan);9/30/2014, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Afghanistan is reeling under a vicious cycle of instability since the communist coup d'état in April 1978. Peace and harmony remain fragile despite continuous attempts to improvise it. The ongoing military drawdown is stroking fears of dark days returning again as Taliban gets powerful and is unapologetically open about. Other opportunistic elements also are on the offensive. The neighbours are becoming anxious as a result and might encourage favoured networks. Pakistan, Iran and India in particular might resume spoil sport all over again, making lives of ordinary Afghans even more difficult. This paper examines the prospects for peace in the backdrop of emerging scenario within Afghanistan and in the neighbourhood and argues that an enchantment of peace would be contingent on how the internal dynamics play out in coming months and how predatory neighbours respond to, in the light of near certain security vacuum which is likely ensue as foreign forces retreat.
ACCESSION #
98928849

 

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