• Future Development Challenges? Afghanistan Remains at the Top of the List

    Future Development Challenges? Afghanistan Remains at the Top of the List

    • July 7, 2016

    While the joint work of the Afghan government and the international community brought a few benefits for the country, many have not been sustainable. Serious challenges remain unaddressed and require priority attention from analysts, policy-makers, and bureaucrats. Highlighting dubious, anecdotal success stories and painting an overly positive picture do not ultimately benefit Afghanistan. Sally Armstrong’s

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  • Lessons from a Decade in Afghanistan

    Lessons from a Decade in Afghanistan

    • March 24, 2016

    The lessons below are gleaned from the experiences of the international community in the decade following the overthrow of the Taliban regime. They provide partial answers to the question of why Afghanistan has faced renewed conflict and a resurgent Taliban, both detrimental to security and development. The limited success of the mission in Afghanistan is

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  • ‘Are there any women here?’ Gender Representations in Hyena Road.

    ‘Are there any women here?’ Gender Representations in Hyena Road.

    • December 11, 2015

    Pete (Paul Gross), Ryan (Rossif Sutherland), and Jennifer (Christine Horne) in Hyena Road By David Mutimer In 2010 Christopher Dornan argued that “Alone among G8 nations, Canada apparently has no great appetite for making war movies.” While that observation is probably still apt, it is perhaps a little less true than it was at the time.

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  • Canadian aid+ to fragile and conflict-affected states: From crisis to opportunity?

    Canadian aid+ to fragile and conflict-affected states: From crisis to opportunity?

    • November 17, 2015

    By Stephen Baranyi The arrival of a new government in Ottawa presents an opportunity to reposition Canada in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) such as Afghanistan, Haiti and South Sudan, where distinct mixes of weak public institutions, high levels of violence and extreme poverty persist. In the ministerial mandate letters released last week, the Prime

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