Reconnecting Afghanistan

Lessons from Cross-border Engagement

The sustainability of Afghanistan’s economy will be predicated on the degree to which it is integrated with its neighbours. The notion that Afghanistan can be a source of licit benefits for its neighbours is far from mainstream opinion. And yet, as this paper documents, there are examples where it is exactly that. 

Research paper ISBN: 978 1 78413 347 4

Ishkashim Market, located between the borders of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, June 2012. Photo: Stephen Lioy
— Ishkashim Market, located between the borders of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, June 2012. Photo: Stephen Lioy

Dr Gareth Price

Former Senior Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme