Essay by Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder The Way Forward in Afghanistan

In an editorial for SPIEGEL, the former chancellor argues that international efforts to rebuild Afghanistan must be redoubled, but that the Afghan people themselves must also take greater responsibility for their country. If they do, he argues, international security forces in the country could withdraw within the next 10 years.
Von Gerhard Schröder
A soldier of the German Bundeswehr Army trains an Afghani police officer in northern Afghanistan: "Demands for an immediate withdrawal are irresponsible."

A soldier of the German Bundeswehr Army trains an Afghani police officer in northern Afghanistan: "Demands for an immediate withdrawal are irresponsible."

Foto: AFP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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