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Located in Kabul, Afghanistan, CAPS is an independent, research centre that strives to conduct action-oriented research which will influence policy-makers. It works diligently towards building local capacity to produce conflict and threat assessments that will influence the safety and security of the people serving the governments, and international aid organizations.
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May 14, 2013
Weighing the Cost of the BSA in the Domestic and Neighbourhood Contexts (Part II)

By Mallory Sutika Sipus, Senior Research Analyst

As negotiations remain on-going for the US-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement, recent developments have yet to signal a significant shift in policy orientation regarding the post-2014 relationship between the United States and the Afghan state. As discussed in Part I of this series, US-Afghan Security Agreement: Competing Notions of Sovereignty the areas of contention in the BSA negotiations suggest that the United States has a very different understanding of an independent Afghanistan than the latter has for itself. I argued that the notion of sovereignty advanced by both were fundamentally at odds with one another.


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