After a decade of deepening international involvement, the Western-led coalition can point to only limited achievements and is preparing to draw down.  Enough time and distance has now passed to permit careful analysis of what drove the international engagement, what were the limitations, and what are the implications for the future for Afghanistan as well as for international intervention in other conflict situations.

Astri Suhrke, Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, and author of When More is Less. The International Project in Afghanistan (London: Hurst&Co, and New York: Columbia University ress, 2011). Norwegian edition: Eksperimentet Afghanistan. Det internasjonale engasjementet etter Taliban regimetrs fall (Oslo: Spartacus, 2011).

Jonathan Steele, foreign correspondent for the Guardian and columnist on international affairs, and author of Ghosts of Afghanistan. The Haunted Background (London: Portobello Books 2011)

Host: Michael Alvarez, Associate Professor in comaparative politics at the University of Bergen

Refreshments will be served.


Book | 2011

When more is less. The international project in Afghanistan

The Western-led efforts to establish a new post-Taliban order in Afghanistan are in serious trouble, and in this book Astri Suhrke sets out to explain why. She begins with the...
Astri Suhrke (2011)
New York/London: Columbia/Hurst 293 p.