Yes, peace missions can work. Mali is not Afghanistan. We must be careful not to draw conclusion from the Hindu Kush for every other international peace mission (Annika S. Hansen, Tobias von Gienanth, IPS)

The Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan has triggered strong emotions: anger, disappointment, helplessness. Criticisms have been raining down, not only against the merciless holy warriors themselves, but also against their apparently incompetent opponents, the Afghan government and its military, as well as the US administration and NATO.

Yes, peace missions can work – Foreign and security policy | IPS Journal (