Thursday, June 2, 2011

What Afghans Think

Following the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces the International Council on Security and Development added an additional interview set to complete their report on Afghan attitudes towards the removal of foreign forces.

The study is loaded with interesting figures. The couple below deal with troop withdrawl and negotiations and reintegration of Taliban.

Afghanistan Transition: The Death of Bin Laden and Local Dynamics
International Council on Security and Development (ICOS)
Afghanistan, April-May 2011

In April 2011, research interviews with 1425 men were undertaken in 13 districts of Afghanistan and at Kabul University to assess military-aged males’ susceptibility to supporting or joining insurgent groups and provide a longitudinal assessment to evaluate the effects of international military operations on their perceptions (numbers and districts available in the methodology section of this report).

This was achieved by questioning the target group on security and development issues including, but not exclusively: the international presence; the Afghan government; the Afghan security forces; the Taliban; and attitudes towards women and democracy.

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