Afghanistan – Picking up the pieces in Kabul (ORF)

The tremors from the fall of Kabul are likely to be felt far and wide – most keenly in nations transiting away from traditional identities to modern forms of nationalism. Dampening conflict through developmental assistance as a carrot for winning hearts and minds and measures to empower national governments, have been standard international tools for promoting good governance. There was also a consensus that giving shelter to forcibly displaced persons – the numbers of which are a metric for determining the extent of national fragility- was necessary to establish the good faith and humanitarian credentials of external actors.
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