Past event

Research Event

No Shortcut to Stability: Justice, Politics and Insurgency in Afghanistan

Chatham House, London

Asia Programme

Event documents

No Shortcut to Stability: Justice, Politics and Insurgency in Afghanistan
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Participants

Kate Clark, Senior Analyst, Afghanistan Analysts Network
Stephen Carter, Independent Consultant and Policy Analyst

Overview

THIS EVENT IS FULL AND REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

The speakers will draw upon a recent Chatham House report that seeks to investigate the relationship between injustice (including political exclusion, corruption, land-grabs, arbitrary detention, and the co-option of the state by criminal networks) and instability in Afghanistan.

The authors of the report will discuss key findings from the report, including how the sidelining of justice by the Afghan government and its international backers is fuelling the insurgency and how the Taliban has been able to exploit this justice deficit to mobilise support. The report argues that these issues are a matter of strategic self-interest critical to any strategy to create long-term stability in Afghanistan, but in practice policy-makers continue to pursue many of the short-term approaches that have dominated policy since 2001.

The Q&A will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

For more information please contact the Asia Programme.