“No Going Backward”: Afghanistan’s Post–Peace Accord Security Sector

Author
Annie Pforzheimer, Andrew Hyde, Jason Criss Howk
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
United States Institute of Peace
Abstract
Failure to plan realistically for needed changes in Afghanistan’s security sector following a peace settlement—and failure to start phasing in changes now—will lead to post-settlement instability. This report examines the particular challenges Afghanistan will face, with examples from the climate following peace settlements in other parts of the world offering insight into what may occur and possibilities for response. An Afghan-owned and Afghan-led strategy that incorporates some of this report’s recommendations can help create a lasting foundation for Afghan and regional stability.
Topic
Security, Political stability, Rule of Law, Peace, Justice
Political Geography
Afghanistan, South Asia