Daniel Fisher

Daniel Fisher served as an infantry rifle platoon leader and scout platoon leader for 2-18 IN, 170th IBCT in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. He holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

A critical component of turning the tide must be economic development.

Both of us served in Kunduz from 2011-12, at a time when it seemed as though the province would continue on a trajectory of increasing stability.

Most stakeholders fail to appreciate that Afghanistan is fighting a parallel, and far less visible, battle that is likely to have a profound effect on the fate of the country.

So-called “ungoverned spaces” present the United States with significant security challenges in an era characterized by “softened sovereignty."

Community Ecosystem Analysis: Using Data to Apply Military Counterinsurgency Principles to Community Policing