Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fwd: Seeking your Input on Foreign Strategy in Afghanistan

Anyone know who this organization is?

The Open Think Tank on Global Issues - ATLANTIC COMMUNITY

Seeking your Input on Foreign Strategy in Afghanistan

Dear Terry Daughtery,

We are asking for your expertise on international policy in Afghanistan. - the first online think tank for international relations - is currently drafting a memo of policy recommendations for how best to proceed with the war in Afghanistan. Our members agree that two of the most important tasks are for NATO to clearly define its strategy and to develop stronger partnerships with the Afghan people.

Specifically, we are asking for your assessment on the following questions:

  • What are some concrete suggestions regarding how the international community can fight corruption?
  • Should Western aid be contingent on certain standards of development?
  • A recent poll suggests that support for international troops is up amongst Afghans. What projects and policies need to be undertaken to continue to improve ISAF's image amongst Afghans?
  • There is a general consensus amongst the members of regarding the negative consequences of warlords in parliament. What practical steps should be taken to improve this situation? How can their hold on power be reduced/weakened? How can the international community empower new politicians?

We would greatly appreciate your input on these timely policy questions and encourage you to share your comments at:

Please also feel free to cover these questions on your blog.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to find out more about

With kind regards,

The Editorial Team

Atlantische Initiative e.V.
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Terry Dougherty

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