Engaging Afghanistan

by Campaign ~ April 26th, 2011. Filed under: News.

Engaging AfghanistanEngaging Afghanistan has been written for conscience by Thomas Furber. It highlights the difficulties facing Afghanistan today and suggests non-military alternatives.

The purpose of this report is to help foster debate about what could and should be done at this point in the War in Afghanistan. Public debate is vital, and as a country at war, we should be actively looking for solutions that bring about peace.

At the beginning of 2011 the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee published a deeply critical report highlighting the current failings of the UK’s approach to the War in Afghanistan.

Engaging Afghanistan reports on the extent of the misery being faced by the Afghan people and examines its causes. It finds that the emphasis on using military force to defeat the Taliban-led insurgency is deeply flawed as it has alienated the Afghan people and done little to address their most pressing concerns. More positively, Engaging Afghanistan also offers an alternative, non-military approach to Afghanistan inspired by the Good Friday Agreement.

This report has been written for conscience by Thomas Furber. If you have any comments or suggestions you would like to raise about the content of this report or if you would like to contact the author, please email conscience at info@conscienceonline.org.uk


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