South Asia Monitor: Harmonizing Agendas In Afghanistan - May 1, 2002
May 1, 2002
The Bonn Agreement gave Afghanistan an ambitious timetable for "promoting national reconciliation, lasting peace, stability and respect for human rights in the country." Deepening rivalries among local leaders in a politically fractious and war ravaged country threaten its success. Afghanistan's neighbors can either help or hinder this process, and their choices will affect the strategic balance of power in the region, and the future stability of Afghanistan. The United States needs to support expanded peacekeeping operations outside Kabul and encourage active regional coordination on Afghan policy.