Past event

Invitation Only

The Role of Values in Counter-Insurgency and Stabilisation

Chatham House, London

International Security Department

Event documents

Rapporteur Report: The Role of Values in Counter-insurgency and Stabilisation
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A decade into the war in Afghanistan, as the West seeks to transform its engagement in the region from a strategy of counter-insurgency or 'COIN' to stabilisation and training operations, this event will consider several questions that arise from this: to what extent does the push to 'win hearts and minds' actually involve imparting Western values for the 'good of the Afghan people'? Or is COIN really just a policy to secure Western strategic interests? What might the West have to learn from other countries in its pursuit of 'civ-mil' and cross-cultural relations in conflict?  

This is an invitation only roundtable event, held under Chatham House Rule

The event forms part of the project on Cultural Dialogue in International Security.