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000014671 037__ $$a7144
000014671 041__ $$aEnglish
000014671 100__ $$aSajjad, T.
000014671 245__ $$aPeace at all costs? Reintegration and reconciliation in Afghanistan: Promoting reconciliation processes in Afghanistan
000014671 260__ $$c2010
000014671 260__ $$bAfghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Issues Paper Series: http://www.areu.org.af/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=26&task=doc_download&gid=815
000014671 490__ $$aReport
000014671 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014671 520__ $$aThis research paper captures the current reflections and concerns in  Afghanistan about the strategy and expectations for the reintegration  and reconciliation processes in the country. The paper also covers the  challenges facing these processes.<br /><br />The author believes that the  current Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP) is based on  flawed assumptions. Indeed, a campaign to disarm soldiers is not  necessarily conducive to the building of trust required to engage the  political leadership at the negotiating-table. Furthermore, political  negotiations alone are likely to not be sufficient to achieve soldiers  disarming in large numbers, given the complexity of the conflict.  Additionally, the paper underlines the significant degree of scepticism  about the capacity, mobilising power and political commitment of the  Afghan Administration to implement such a comprehensive and complex  operation.
Coupled with the above deficiencies, the document sheds light on some  urgent needs for the reconciliation processes in Afghanistan:
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<li>adequate support for the reintegrating combatants</li>
<li>addressing the transformation of highly antagonistic relations into confidence and trust among the new generation</li>
<li>paying sufficient attention to the multidimensional aspects of  justice, which the Afghan people demand for a &ldquo;true&rdquo; process of  reconciliation </li>
The paper introduces the following recommendations:
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<li>a concerted effort must be made to make the processes around the  strategy transparent and to develop a more coordinated approach between  different stakeholders</li>
<li>stringent standards for the Afghan Government to implement the APRP must be established</li>
<li>local realities must be recognised and expectations have to be managed</li>
<li>a strong inclusive negotiation strategy should be developed, the  negotiating capacity of the government should be strengthened, and a  role for an effective mediator should be considered</li>
<li>demands of conflict victims ought to be considered </li>
<li>the regional strategy should be articulated and the role of external actors should be addressed.</li>
000014671 653__ $$aAfghanistan
000014671 653__ $$aconflict
000014671 653__ $$apolicy
000014671 653__ $$apolitics
000014671 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000014671 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014671 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000014671 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014671 773__ $$p
000014671 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/14671/files/7144.pdf
000014671 980__ $$aREPORT