Francesc Vendrell examines the current situation facing the intervention in Afghanistan and both points out a number of missed opportunities and also suggests recommendations for future policy.He begins with the Bonn Agreement and two perceived missteps by the United Nations, namely the plan to implement a "light-footprint" despite the desire of the Afghan people for a heavier intervention, and allowing of the "Afghan-led" intervention to mean the inclusion and participation not of Afghan citizens but rather of a select group of regional warlords.Amb. Vendrell takes a look at the actions of various interveners aside from the UN, however, and discusses and the actions of the US, EU, and ISAF amongst others. He also delves into the future of Afghanistan's regional relationships, giving particular attention to their eastern neighbors, Pakistan.moreless
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