As the 2014 transition of the U.S. out of Afghanistan approaches, progress has been made in weakening the Taliban insurgency and strengthening Afghan forces’ capacity. But the Taliban still remains entrenched, negotiations have not taken off, the Afghan government suffers from a profound legitimacy crisis, and Afghanistan’s economic future seems fraught with instability.
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Research Article| February 01 2013
Afghanistan in 2012: Limited Progress and Threatening Future
Vanda Felbab-Brown is Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution and author of Aspiration and Ambivalence: Strategies and Realities of Counterinsurgency and State-building in Afghanistan (Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 2013).
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 22–33.
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Vanda Felbab-Brown; Afghanistan in 2012: Limited Progress and Threatening Future. Asian Survey 1 February 2013; 53 (1): 22–33. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.1.22
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