Snapshots of an Intervention

Snapshots of an Intervention

The Unlearned Lessons of Afghanistan’s Decade of Assistance (2001–11)

Martine van Bijlert and Sari Kouvo (editors)

Contents

Acknowledgements................................................................................................. vii

Martine van Bijlert

Introduction............................................................................................................. xi

Martine van Bijlert

Overview ............................................................................................................... xiii

PART I. BUILDING POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS

Thomas Ruttig

The Failure of Airborne Democracy ...........................................................................3

Anders Fänge

The Emergency Loya Jirga .......................................................................................13

Scott Seward Smith

The 2004 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan........................................................19

Catinca Slavu

External Voting for Afghanistan’s 2004 Presidential Election....................................27

Marvin G Weinbaum

Toward a More Effective Parliament?......................................................................35

Sari Kouvo

A Plan without Action..............................................................................................41

Shahmahmood Miakhel

A Brief Overview of the Afghanistan Stabilisation Program ......................................47

PART II. STRENGTHENING THE  SECURITY FORCES

Steve Brooking

Early ISAF................................................................................................................57

Antonio Giustozzi

The Afghan National Army ......................................................................................63

Eileen Olexiuk

20–20 Hindsight......................................................................................................67Contents

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Mathieu Lefèvre

The Afghanistan Public Protection Program and the Local Defence Initiatives..........73

Joanna Buckley

Building the Police through the Focused District Development Programme .............81

Steve Brooking

Private Security Companies in Afghanistan, 2001–11...............................................91

PART III. HOW THE  AID ARCHITECTURE WORKED

Anja de Beer

Afghanistan’s Early Aid Architecture and How It  Has Changed ..............................101

Ann Wilkens

National Prestige Is Big – Even for Small Countries ................................................107

Nick Horne

Throwing Money at the Problem...........................................................................111

Hamish Nixon

The ‘Subnational Governance’ Challenge and the 

Independent Directorate of Local Governance.......................................................117

Jolyon Leslie

Urban Recovery, or Chaos? ...................................................................................125

Jennifer McCarthy

Questioning the NSP .............................................................................................131

Frauke de Weijer

Capacity Building in MRRD ....................................................................................139

Royce Wiles

Trophy Libraries and  Strategic Opacity..................................................................145

Andrew Pinney

An Afghan Population Estimation ..........................................................................153

Holly Ritchie

Beyond the Value Chain Model .............................................................................161

Doris Buddenberg

Crop Substitution and Narcotics Control, 1972–2010.............................................173

Heather Barr

Settling for Nothing...............................................................................................181

Snapshots of an Intervention

Hat Tip to Dave Maxwell

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