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Korski -- Shaping Europe’s Aghan surge / Daniel Korski. -- 2008

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Author Korski, Daniel.
Title Shaping Europe’s Aghan surge / Daniel Korski.

Imprint London : European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), 2008.
Physical Description 8 p. ; 30 cm.
Series (Policy brief).
Notes Summary: Unnoticed by many, the last few years have seen something of a European military surge in Afghanistan. Since late 2006, 18 of the 25 EU countries participating in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), NATO’s Afghan mission, have increased their troop contributions, and as a result EU member states now account for 43% of ISAF’s total deployment. This military surge has been accompanied by a steady growth in European efforts to contribute to Afghanistan’s reconstruction, from development aid to police training – although not every EU member state is pulling its weight. These measures have made the EU a major stakeholder in Afghanistan. Yet the EU’s real impact on the country has been limited. In the face of a likely request from the Obama administration to do more, European governments should now formulate a hard-headed political strategy as a complement to the coming US military surge.
Subject Headings Military assistance, European – Afghanistan.
Humanitarian assistance, European – Afghanistan.
Postwar reconstruction – Afghanistan.
Afghanistan – Politics and government – 2001- .
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Accession Number 11446
Language English
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