Women, War, Peacebuilding

Author: kroc.nd.edu

As the scale of the military intervention in Afghanistan has increased, so has violence and the influence of the Taliban. Reversing this deadly dynamic will require a new approach to security, one that includes strong support for Afghan women.

In the latest posts in Peace Policy, Kroc's online journal: 

  • Jennifer Freeman and Dee Aker make the case for peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan that are led by local women and supported by men.                 
  • Sarah Smiles Persinger explores how the U.S. and NATO can pursue reconciliation with the Taliban while safeguarding women’s rights.                 
  • David Cortright argues that demilitarization must be linked to a broad set of agreements and commitment to development, diplomacy, and human rights.

Edited by David Cortright, director of policy studies, Peace Policy focuses on critical topics such as the war in Afghanistan, nuclear proliferation, and civilian-military cooperation. It features research-based insights and commentary by Kroc faculty, fellows, and associated peace scholars.

Visit Peace Policy at http://peacepolicy.nd.edu. 

Contact: David Cortright, dcortrig@nd.edu, 574-631-8536