Afghanistan, Arms and Conflict: Armed Groups, Disarmament by Michael Vinay Bhatia, Mark Sedra

By Michael Vinay Bhatia, Mark Sedra

This is often the 1st booklet to supply a accomplished evaluate of small hands and security-related matters in post-9/11 Afghanistan. It contains case reviews which demonstrate the findings of in-depth box study on hitherto missed areas of the rustic, and offers a particular stability of thematic research, conceptual types and empirical learn. Exploring a number of aspects of armed violence and measures to take on it, the amount offers major perception into broader matters equivalent to the efficacy of overseas counsel, the ‘shadow’ financial system, warlordism, and the Taliban-led insurgency. on the way to deconstruct and demystify Afghanistan’s alleged ‘gun culture’, it additionally explores a few of the winning stumbling blocks and possibilities dealing with the rustic in its transition interval. In so doing, the e-book bargains worthy classes to the state-builders of Afghanistan in addition to these of alternative nations and areas suffering to emerge from classes of transition. This e-book should be of a lot curiosity to all scholars of Afghanistan, small fingers, insurgency, Asian stories, and clash stories typically.  

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Easy access to weapons has fuelled the resurgence of warlord power, facilitated the expanding drug trade and heightened the probability of a return to civil conflict, posing one of the biggest obstacles to the ongoing security sector reform process. The book is based on a combination of field research and reviews of existing literature, press accounts, archival material and surveys. Chapter 3 and the case studies in Part III are based on semi-structured interviews with 345 combatants in Afghanistan.

80). Both government-affiliated and independent commanders continue to be responsible for a wide variety of human rights abuses. Even independent local commanders ‘are protected and supported by powerful individuals within the central government,’ with the proposition that ‘money and influence are more likely to solve a crime than evidence and due process’ (HRRAC, 2004, p. 6). According to UNDP: human rights organizations have noted extortion, harassment and violence against civilians at military and police checkpoints; the forced conscription of civilians, including under age boys; abductions; arbitrary and politically motivated arrests; and some extrajudicial killings by the police and other security forces.

According to Nick Downie, formerly of Afghanistan NGO Security Office, the 37 NGO fatalities against aid organizations in 2003–2004 were all close-quarter gun fatalities, within 10 metres, with the majority of these occurring as the aid professionals were en route to their project locations. 5 Contrasting perceptions of threats and priorities: international and Afghan Post-Bonn Afghanistan is characterized by sharp contrasts in the perception of security, particularly in terms of sources and priorities.

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