Counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, and development objectives converge in contested spaces, greatly complicating aid programs.
A year that tested the global humanitarian system
Not all government-to-government funds transfers are alike.
Mining often sets up a direct competition with small-scale agriculture for control of land.
Is "global consciousness" a key to solving uniquely global problems?
For Afghans, success has nothing to do with winning hearts and minds. Success means that they are able to feed their families, send their daughters to school, take their sick child to the health clinic, and secure a future for their families.
There is still time to enhance the professionalism and training of Afghan forces, which is rarely held accountable for human rights violations.