Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights

Analysis Brief

The Perils of Libyan Nation Building

Author: Jayshree Bajoria

Any outcome of the Libyan war will require boots on the ground, say analysts, urging the international community to focus on helping the country rebuild civil, political, and social institutions that serve Libyan national interests.

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Analysis Brief

Giving Kabul the Keys

Author: Greg Bruno

International endorsement of a plan to hand security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2014 indicates NATO's military commitment is not open-ended. But meeting the deadline amid ongoing Afghan governance issues could prove challenging.

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Analysis Brief

A Shaky Iraq's Sovereign Step

Author: Greg Bruno

The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraqi cities was a relatively easy benchmark to meet, analysts say. Many are unsure whether the country can withstand a complete U.S. pullout in less than two years.

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