A Ray of Hope for Afghanistan

PRIF Spotlight by Ahmad Noor Aakhundzzada about the changing security situation in Afghanistan

[Translate to Englisch:] A ray of hope for Afghanistan? (Photo: Kenny Holston, flickr, https://bit.ly/2JzFpxJ, CC BY-ND 2.0)

[Translate to Englisch:] A ray of hope for Afghanistan? (Photo: Kenny Holston, flickr, https://bit.ly/2JzFpxJ, CC BY-ND 2.0)

The security situation in Af­gha­nistan has changed sig­ni­fi­cantly over the last few years. The reasons for this are the per­sistent re­sis­tance of the Taliban and the emer­gence of the Islamic State (IS) in dif­ferent parts of the country. The fail­ure of the Afghan govern­ment and the inter­national community to bring peace and the rise of IS have sig­ni­fi­cantly in­creased the con­cerns of the re­gional players (Russia, Iran and Pakistan) re­garding their own security. Sud­denly they find them­selves on the same side, coun­tering IS and exer­ting pressure on the Taliban as well as on the Afghan govern­ment to­wards a peace­ful settle­ment of the Afghan conflict. And it seems that they are ready to play an as­sertive role.

PRIF Spotlight "A Ray of Hope for Afghanistan. Over the Last Few Years the Security Situation Has Changed Significantly" by Ahmad Noor Aakhundzzada analyzes the post-IS security situation in Af­gha­nistan and makes sug­gestions for the pros­pects of peace talks amidst the evol­ving policy shift of neigh­boring countries.

Download (pdf, 387kb): Aakhundzzada, Ahmad Noor (2018): A Ray of Hope for Afghanistan. Over the Last Few Years the Security Situation Has Changed Significantly, PRIF Spotlight 4/2018, Frankfurt/M.