The report examines the development in Afghanistan between December 2001 and February 2004. Three standards are relevant for such an examination, ranging from the simple to the complex:

  • The text of the Bonn Agreement itself: Were the goals outlined in the Agreement met and the strategies followed? Was the timetable adhered to?
  • The relevance of the Bonn Agreement to the Afghan situation: Was the Bonn Agreement a good script for creating security and rebuilding the Afghan state and economy?
  • The implicit political and ethical standards of intervention to change a regime: Did the intervention and related assistance strategies improve the political, socio-economic and security situation in Afghanistan?