Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 05/2010

Petersberg Papers on Afghanistan and the Region

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber

December 2009

Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination, Princeton University


Afghans and Afghanistan have faced many challenges, suffering, and destruction in the past. However time and again, they have risen after and have rebuilt. Since the 2001 Bonn Conference and the subsequent extensive international engagement in Afghanistan -- both military and civilian -- much has changed and much has been achieved. But today, many are not satisfied.