The Afghan-Pakistan War
March 26, 2009
New NATO/ISAF reporting, which maps and charts the course of the war in Afghanistan, is now available. The reporting provides important insights into the trends in the war in Afghanistan and shows the situation at the point when President Obama announced his new strategy. This new Burke Chair analysis puts the NATO/ISAF information in context as of late March 2009.
• This report may be compared with a more comprehensive and earlier analysis of trends entitled The Afghan-Pakistan War: The Rising Threat, 2002-2008, available at: http://www.csis.org/files/media/csis/pubs/090211_afghanthreat.pdf
• An analysis of critical resource problems that has helped lead to the growth of the threat is entitled Follow the Money: Why the United States Is Losing the War in Afghanistan, available at: http://www.csis.org/files/media/csis/pubs/080919_afghanwarcosts.pdf
• An analysis of the shifts that need to be made in US strategy is Afghanistan is entitled The Afghan-Pakistan Conflict: U.S. Strategic Options, available at: http://www.csis.org/files/media/csis/pubs/090317_afghpakconfl.pdf
• An analysis of the development of the Afghan Security Forces is entitled Winning in Afghanistan: Creating Effective Afghan Security Forces, available at: http://www.csis.org/files/media/csis/pubs/090311_ansf.pdf