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Dec 26, 2008New Princeton Report Recommends New Regional Compact to Improve Afghanistan's Security, Development
- Emphasizes combined civil-military approach and change in strategic culture -
Princeton, NJ – December 22, 2008 – A new report published by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs recommends a push for a new regional compact to help improve the prospects for Afghanistan’s security and development, while emphasizing that Afghanistan’s government, with the support of the international community - including the U.N. and NATO - should craft a political and security plan that will provide the basis of a unified vision for the country’s future.
In the report, experts outlined a series of recommendations in the areas of security; elections; governance and the rule of law; and on the economy and human development. In addition, towards the greater goals of stability and development participants agreed that a change of strategic culture is required in approaching Afghanistan’s future; including a developing a new regional compact involving not only Afghanistan’s neighbors Pakistan and Iran, but also other stakeholders such as Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, India, and Turkey – and the EU and U.S.
The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination’s ongoing Afghanistan project addresses the parallel challenges of building a stable Afghan state while simultaneously enhancing security in the country and the region.