The Resource Overcoming the obstacles to establishing a democratic state in Afghanistan, Dennis O. Young

Overcoming the obstacles to establishing a democratic state in Afghanistan, Dennis O. Young

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Overcoming the obstacles to establishing a democratic state in Afghanistan
Title
Overcoming the obstacles to establishing a democratic state in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Dennis O. Young
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After the Taliban regime was driven out of Afghanistan in late 2001, the United States and other members of the international community undertook efforts to establish and stabilize a liberal democratic form of government in that country. Such an undertaking is a monumental task, fraught with many obstacles and challenges. This paper looks at several of those obstacles to democracy in Afghanistan, to include the absence of a democratic history and tradition, an endemic culture of corruption, a pervasive narcotics trade and drug trafficking problem, tribalism and ethnic divides among the population, and finally the lack of support or assistance from neighboring Pakistan. The author proposes five possible strategies and adjustments to current efforts by the international community, led by the United States and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). If these strategies are adopted, the environment in Afghanistan will be more secure, taking hold and flourishing. Afghanistan and this region of the world will also be less likely to harbor terrorist operations and organizations such as aI-Qaeda and the Taliban to threaten the democratic nations of the world
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Cataloging source
GPO
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Young, Dennis O
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Army War College (U.S.)
Series statement
Carlisle papers in security strategy
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  • Taliban
  • Nation-building
  • Democracy
  • Corruption
  • Opium trade
  • Afghanistan
Label
Overcoming the obstacles to establishing a democratic state in Afghanistan, Dennis O. Young
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 10, 2008)
  • "October 2007."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 18-22)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Recent history : historical lack of a democratic foundation in Afghanistan -- Soviet invaders : still no democracy -- The Taliban : a new obstacle to democracy -- Ethnic and linguistic divides of Afghanistan : complications for a united democracy -- Endemic corruption : a hindrance to democratic stability -- Opium poppy cultivation : another impediment to democracy -- Recommendations for overcoming obstacles to democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
190773654
Extent
v, 22 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE web site. Address as of 1/10/2008: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB818.pdf; current access is available via PURL
Label
Overcoming the obstacles to establishing a democratic state in Afghanistan, Dennis O. Young
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 10, 2008)
  • "October 2007."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 18-22)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Recent history : historical lack of a democratic foundation in Afghanistan -- Soviet invaders : still no democracy -- The Taliban : a new obstacle to democracy -- Ethnic and linguistic divides of Afghanistan : complications for a united democracy -- Endemic corruption : a hindrance to democratic stability -- Opium poppy cultivation : another impediment to democracy -- Recommendations for overcoming obstacles to democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
190773654
Extent
v, 22 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE web site. Address as of 1/10/2008: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB818.pdf; current access is available via PURL

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