AFGHANISTAN TEN YEARS AFTER...

Obrana a Strategie. 2011;11(2):17-28

 

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Journal Title: Obrana a Strategie

ISSN: 1214-6463 (Print); 1802-7199 (Online)

Publisher: University of Defence

LCC Subject Category: Military Science

Country of publisher: Czech Republic

Language of fulltext: Czech, English

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AUTHORS

Slavomír Horák

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The article focuses on the analysis of the internal politics of Afghanistan after 2001 and evaluates the results of state- and nation-building. The emphasis on internal politics is the only possible way to understand the processes in the country and work out the strategy for the country after the planned withdrawal (or limitation) of foreign troops from the country. In this context, the fragmentation and deepening cleavages among various social strata in the country (ethnic, sub-ethnic) is considered to be a crucial determinant of the development in the country. Several power groups define diverse attitudes towards the character of the future Afghan state. These circumstances could lead to the new round of the military conflict after the removal of foreign troops which are considered as a negative factor by a large part of the Afghan elite, albeit they serve as one of the stabilization factors in the country. However, the international community has (and will have) limited tools and influence to prevent any prospective conflict in the country.