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10 publications:

Journal Article | 2020

Forest becomes frontline: Conservation and counter-insurgency in a space of violent conflict in Assam, Northeast India

Anwesha Dutta (2020)
in Political Geography vol. 77 pp. 1-10
Doctoral Thesis | 2015

Fighting for Patronage: American Counterinsurgency and the Afghan Local Police

My doctoral research explores the role of government-backed militias in the security and political dynamics of three provincial settings (Wardak, Baghlan and Kunduz) and highlights the important role played by...
Aziz Hakimi (2015)
SOAS, University of London
Book Chapter | 2014

Getting savages to fight barbarians: Counterinsurgency and the remaking of Afghanistan

This chapter focuses on the emergence and evolution of the Afghan Local Police (ALP), a pro-government militia supported by the US military in Wardak Province. The ALP and its previous...
Aziz Hakimi (2014)
In The Afghan Conundrum: Intervention, Statebuilding and Resistance, edited by Jonathan Goodhand and Mark Sedra, 388-405. London: Routledge.
CMI Working Paper | 2014

Seeking out their Afghan sisters: Female Engagement Teams in Afghanistan

Almost a decade after the 2001 intervention by the United States and its allies in Afghanistan, women were once again taking centre stage in NATO planning. With a new counter-insurgency (COIN) strategy...
Sippi Azarbaijani-Moghaddam (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:1) 62 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Fetishizing 'culture': Local Militias and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

Aziz Hakimi (2014)
Open Democracy
Report in External Series | 2014

Counterinsurgency, Local Militias and Statebuilding in Afghanistan

This report provides the first empirically-based and independent analysis of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) programme in Afghanistan. It examines how the ALP and its previous iterations evolved over time,...
Aziz Hakimi, Jonathan Goodhand (2014)
United States Institute of Peace (Peaceworks no. 90)
Journal Article | 2013

Getting savages to fight barbarians: Counterinsurgency and the remaking of Afghanistan

This article focuses on the emergence and evolution of the Afghan Local Police (ALP), a pro-government militia supported by the US military in Wardak Province. The ALP and its previous...
Aziz Hakimi (2013)
in Central Asian Survey vol. 32 no. 3
Journal Article | 2010

The West can encourage legitimacy and accountability in Afghanistan

This article is a contribution to the Boston Review debate on counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. It argues that when the problem is cast in combat terms—Afghanistan as a theater in the...
Aziz Hakimi (2010)
in Boston Review
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2009

Nei til fleire NATO-styrkar

Store sivile tap etter amerikansk flybombing og manglande kulturell respekt har ført til at tilliten til dei internasjonale styrkane no er sterkt redusert i Afghanistan. Alle snakkar om trong for ein...
Arne Strand og Astri Suhrke (2009)
Dagbladet 09.03.2009
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2008

En åpning mot fred

Et veikart for fred i Afghanistan vil trolig se ut som en floke av tvetydige rutelinjer, men noen har i hvert fall begynt å tegne.I Afghanistan er Den Nasjonale forsoningskommisjonen...
Astri Suhrke, Arne Strand og Kristian Berg Harpviken (2008)
Morgenbladet 23.05.08