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Time to shift from a military to a political exit strategy in Afghanistan

As the US, Canada, and others focus on the 2014 deadline for extracting their military forces from Afghanistan, the neglect of a credible political exit strategy threatens to push that troubled country still further down the path of escalating civil … Continue reading

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From training to a diplomatic surge in Afghanistan

If Canada’s newly announced post-2011 military mission in Afghanistan is to amount to more than training Afghan forces for perpetual war, it needs to be accompanied by a parallel diplomatic surge in pursuit of a political settlement of the conflict. … Continue reading

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Towards a two-pronged peace mission in Afghanistan

Canadian churches “encourage Canada to mount a peace mission and to accord it the same level of political energy and commitment, along with requisite material support, as has been accorded the military mission to date.” The Canadian Council of Churches … Continue reading

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