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Dec 26, 2008
New 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.

The report, “A New Vision for Afghanistan” (available at 

is the result of a September 2008 conference convened by the Liechtenstein Institute and held in Bonn, Germany, which brought together more than 60 experts from Afghanistan, the EU, and the U.S., representing governments, academia, and the non-profit and private sectors. 

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.

Click Here: Full Report (PDF Format) 

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