Afghanistan

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Current Operations


EUPOL Afghanistan

EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EU)
Begin: 06/07

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UNAMA

United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 03/02

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Resolute Support

(NATO)
Begin: 01/15

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News


Afghan war commander gives options for after 2014 (02.01.2013)

Gen. John R. Allen, the senior American commander in Afghanistan, has submitted military options to the Pentagon that would keep 6,000 to 20,000 American troops in Afghanistan after 2014, defense officials said on Wednesday.

Top Afghan negotiator optimistic over peace prospects – interview (01.01.2013)

A top Afghan peace negotiator said he was cautiously optimistic about prospects for reconciliation with the Taliban and that all sides now realised a military solution to the war was not possible. Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai also told Reuters that the Kabul government hoped to transform the Afghan...

Afghanistan announces fourth phase of transition will start within two months (31.12.2012)

The head of Afghanistan’s Transition Coordination Commission today announced that the fourth tranche of transition would commence within the next two months, adding that once this is completed, Afghan forces would have security responsibilities for almost 90 percent of the population.

Pakistan, Afghanistan trying to turn Taliban into political movement (24.12.2012)

Pakistan is genuine about backing the nascent Afghan peace process and shares the Kabul government's goal of transforming the Taliban insurgency into a political movement, a senior Afghan government official told Reuters.

Afghan, Taliban officials discuss country's future (20.12.2012)

Afghan officials are meeting with the Taliban and other militant groups to discuss the country's future as NATO forces prepare for a 2014 withdrawal. France is hosting the two-day closed-door session which begins on Thursday near Paris.

UK to withdraw 3,800 troops from Afghanistan during 2013 (19.12.2012)

David Cameron has told MPs that 3,800 British troops - almost half of the current force serving in Helmand province - are to be withdrawn from Afghanistan next year.

At Security Council, UN envoy flags risk of development gains slipping in Afghanistan (19.12.2012)

Poorly functioning government systems in Afghanistan mean that development gains are at risk of slipping amid the mounting international troop drawdown, the top United Nations official in the country said today.