Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain. After one of the longest and most ambitious interventions since the Second World War, peace and stability remain elusive. Much has been achieved but at a heavy price, and the sustainability of the gains made is in the balance. The world has an opportunity, if not a responsibility, to ensure that its investments pay a dividend – both for Afghans and for broader international security. Focused engagement could help stem the tide of poverty, political instability and violence. Disengagement could do the reverse
The attached paper completed by Chatham House in July 2015 seeks to capture key insights and recommendations from the ‘Opportunity in Crisis’ project on Afghanistan, which covered three areas: politics and elections, reconciliation and the region, and human development. In each area there are both immense, complex challenges and opportunities.
This paper is located here: Chatham House – Afghanistan – Opportunity in Crisis