Barnett R. Rubin, a leading expert on Afghanistan, says the failure of the Bush administration to press Pakistan to halt its support for the Taliban has put Afghanistan into a very precarious situation. He says people in Afghanistan “really see the Taliban as having the initiative and being on the way to victory.”
Stabilization and reconstruction operations in Afghanistan have been overshadowed by developments in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, says the report, Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition From Turmoil to Normalcy , by Afghanistan expert and New York University Professor Barnett R. Rubin.
This Council Special Report argues that Afghanistan is still far from stability and that the United States should take the lead in ensuring full funding and implementation of the Afghanistan Compact, and develop a coherent strategy toward the Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship. This report is also available in Spanish.
Barnett R. Rubin concludes that preventive action should be a much higher priority for the United States, other governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) than it currently is.
Spanning parts of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, the Ferghana Valley is home to 20 percent of Central Asia's entire population. Calming the Ferghana Valley assesses the potential for conflict in Central Asia through the prism of that volitile area.
This conference volume is the second book in CPA's series of Preventive Action Reports. It uses CPA's case studies to examine the effectiveness of the tools of preventive action, and draws on comparative studies to guide the analysis of the case studies.
To investigate Nigeria and consider various strategies to meet iproblems the country is currently facing, the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action (CPA) established a working group on Nigeria.
This report, the first in a series on conflict prevention by the Center for Preventive Action (CPA) at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents recommendations to avert the spread of the ex-Yugoslav conflict into the South Balkans and to create a more enduring framework for peace and security in the region.
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