A stalemating strategy in Afghanistan?

Marton, Péter (2013) A stalemating strategy in Afghanistan? Tradecraft Review (Szakmai Szemle), 2013 (3). pp. 42-59. ISSN 2063 - 2908


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The article argues that the West is looking for a stalemate instead of a victory in Afghanistan, even if this statement requires further clarification in the sense of specifying what would happen to the key actors in the conceived stalemated situation. The article first provides an overview of the discourse in West about “stalemate in Afghanistan,” then examines Western strategy in the light of key decision-makers’ statements and noteworthy developments on the ground. It then concludes with an analysis of what sort of stalemate constitutes Western aims in Afghanistan and how it is hoped to be achieved, as well as with an assessment of the enormous difficulties this strategy faces, profoundly questioning its validity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science / politológia > JZ International relations / nemzetközi kapcsolatok, világpolitika
Depositing User: Dr. Péter Marton
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2015 17:01
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 17:01

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