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When More Is Less: The International Project in Afghanistan (Columbia/Hurst)

Suhrke, Astri

Editore: Columbia University Press, 2012
ISBN 10: 0231702728 / ISBN 13: 9780231702720
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Titolo: When More Is Less: The International Project...

Casa editrice: Columbia University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2012

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: A brilliant expose of the failure of international efforts to construct a stable post-Taliban order in Afghanistan. Suhrke's analysis is to the point and very balanced, and her conclusions are very instructive. She tells us very convincingly where and why the international involvement has gone wrong and what would be an appropriate strategy for the international community to adopt. Her book deserves to be read as widely as possible. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0231702728

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Western-led efforts to establish a post-Taliban order in Afghanistan are in serious jeopardy. Beginning with the dynamics of Western intervention and its parallel peacebuilding mission, Astri Suhrke examines the forces that have shaped this grand international project and the apparent systemic bias toward deeper and broader international involvement.

Many reasons have been cited for the weak achievements and ever-growing complications of rebuilding Afghanistan, commonly pinpointing hostile regional, national, and international actors. Suhrke finds the policies themselves to be primarily at fault, and she condemns the extraordinary and unnecessary complexity of the multinational operation. Her main argument is that the international project to reconstruct Afghanistan contains serious tensions and contradictions that have significantly impeded progress. As a result, deepening Western involvement in the region has been dysfunctional rather than helpful, and massive international support has created an extensively weak, corrupt, and unaccountable state. U.S.-led military operations have only undermined the peacebuilding agenda, and increased international aid and monitoring have only led to Afghan resentment and evasion. Suhrke instead proposes a less intrusive international presence and recommends a longer time-frame for carrying out reconstruction. She also encourages negotiations with militants to introduce a more Afghan-directed order.


Astri Suhrke is senior researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, and has been a professor of international relations at American University, Washington D.C. She has more than twenty-five years of experience with Afghanistan.

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