“TELLING THE STORY”. Sources of Tension in Afghanistan & Pakistan: A Regional Perspective (2011-2016)

“TELLING THE STORY”. Sources of Tension in Afghanistan & Pakistan: A Regional Perspective (2011-2016)

Data de publicació:
10/2016
Autor:
Emma Hooper (ed.)
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I t is with pleasure and interest that we observe the publication of the results of this long-standing research project by CIDOB on the sources of tension in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Both are countries of high priority for Norwegian foreign policy and the focus of the broad international effort to contribute to peace and stability in Afghanistan. Both countries remain of significant interest, even as we observe that the results of the combined international efforts have been decidedly mixed. We took the decision to finance this research project in part because we found its proposed regional perspective to be of particular interest. In our view, a regional approach was likely a requirement for stabilization and peacemaking in the region. In this regard, we thought that research coming out of a Spanish think tank with which we had not collaborated with in the past and that made a point of working with analysts primarily from the region itself, would form a useful complement to the research coming out from research centers and think tanks in Norway and the English-speaking world. Today, this assumption appears vindicated. CIDOB and its collaborators in the project have brought out a series of high-quality research papers comprising analysis and policy recommendations that go beyond the security scope prevalent in much research. The result is a highly interesting time series analysis of the evolving interests of the regional powers that enhances the understanding of the complexities of issues at play in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Norway is pleased to have been in a position to provide financial support to this project. We have appreciated the process of collaboration with Dr. Emma Hooper and the other talented researchers involved at, and with, CIDOB; and we commend their efforts to further our collective understanding of issues that are no less relevant today than when the research project was conceived.

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Contingut de la publicació

CONTRIBUTOR BIOGRAPHIES

FOREWORD
Tine Mørch Smith

INTRODUCTION
Emma Hooper

CHAPTER ONE: MAPPING THE SOURCES OF TENSION WITH REGIONAL DIMENSIONS

Sources of Tension in Afghanistan & Pakistan: A Regional Perspective
Zahid Hussain

Mapping the Sources of Tension and the Interests of Regional Powers in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Emma Hooper & Juan Garrigues

CHAPTER TWO: KEY PHENOMENA: THE TALIBAN, REFUGEES,& THE BRAIN DRAIN, GOVERNANCE

THE TALIBAN
Preamble: Third Party Roles and Insurgencies in South Asia
Moeed Yusuf

The Pakistan Taliban Movement: An Appraisal
Michael Semple

The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan
Malaiz Daud

REFUGEES & THE BRAIN DRAIN

Preamble: Afghans as Second-Class Refugees in Parts of Europe
Thomas Ruttig

“Going, Going... Once Again Gone?” The Human Capital Outflow from Afghanistan Post 2014 Elections
Susanne Schmeidl

The Voices Behing the Refugee Outflow from Afghanistan
Hameed Hakimi and Barin S. Haymon

GOVERNANCE

Preamble: Governance & Pakistan´s Transition to Democracy
Senator Sherry Rehman

Pakistan: Ungoverned Spaces
Raza Ahmad Rumi

The Construction and Deconstruction of Pakistan: The Institutional Writ of the State
Zahid Hussain

CHAPTER THREE: KEY POLITICAL & SOCIAL ISSUES

Preamble: Afghanistan and Pakistan: A Historic Comparison
H. E. Jawed Ludin

Power to the Periphery? The Elusive Consensus on How to Decentralise Afghanistan
Michael Semple

Afghanistan´s Ethnic Divides
Abubakar Siddique

The Changing Nature of Power and Sovereignty in Afghanistan
Aziz Hakimi

CHAPTER FOUR: KEY ECONOMIC ISSUES FACING THE REGION

Preamble: Economic and Political Developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan: An Overview
Anatol Lieven

Post 2014: The Regional Drug Economy and Its Implications for Pakistan
Safiya Aftab

Afghanistan: The Geopolitics of Regional Economic Integration The Emergence of China as the New Facilitator
Masood Aziz

CONCLUSION: THE WAY FORWARD

The STAP RP Project Team