Two of the Institute’s Afghanistan specialists, appearing at a September 25 meeting, drew on that country’s recent and extended history for insights on dealing with the challenges of the transition to full national control over its security and domestic affairs as international military activity and other assistance wind down.
The meeting at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) focused on two new Institute special reports authored by William Byrd and Frances Z. Brown. …
…Andrew Wilder, USIP’s director of Afghanistan and Pakistan programs, said the USIP special reports reflect the need “to learn from the past and inform the future.”
Dipali Mukhopadhyay, an assistant professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University who commented on the USIP presentations, remarked that they serve as reminders of the “profound challenges that state-building have faced over the years.”
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