New policy brief: Afghanistan - Changes on the Horizon
In the beginning of May 2019, consultants David Vestenskov and Hüseyin Yücel from Institute for Military Operations, Royal Danish Defence College, paid a visit to Kabul. Based on interviews with different experts and political stakeholders in Kabul, as well as Danish officers within the RSM, they have written the brief Afghanistan: Status on Peace, Politics, and Resolute Support Mission.
They conclude that several major transformations of Afghanistan’s political landscape will likely take place in the near future. The U.S.-Taliban talks in Doha, the potential for a sudden U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the upcoming presidential election, the controversial expansion of President Ghani’s tenure/mandate and political opposition to this, and a continued weakening of the Afghan National Army (ANA) are the most evident examples of such developments.
Read the policy brief Afghanistan: Status on Peace, Politics, and Resolute Support Mission here.