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Processing peace in Afghanistan

Linking all the themes is the recurring concern that contextual understanding should be central to designing an appropriate peace architecture for Afghanistan. As one workshop participant emphasised, ‘Afghanistan is currently experiencing not just one war, but many: any attempt to promote peace will need to recognise and address these wars as discrete but interconnected components of a conflict system’.


The report is written by Anna Larson, Issue Editor of the forthcoming Accord Afghanistan publication and Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London


Workshop discussions will also inform the development of a full Accord publication on Afghanistan, out in 2018, as a practical resource to guide and galvanise policy and practice for peace in Afghanistan. Explore more of our Accord publications.


This report is an output of the Political Settlements Research Programme, which is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).