Afghanistan from 2012-2014: Is a Successful Transition Possible? (Center for Strategic and International Studies). This report, released in June 2012, states that success in Afghanistan will require major improvements in the depth and quality of planning and analysis, as well as in the transparency, credibility, and integrity of reporting by the US government, allied government, ISAF, and international institutions.
Afghanistan in Transition: Looking Beyond 2014 (World Bank). This study, released in May 2012, explores impacts of the international forces withdrawal on Afghanistan's economic and development fabric. The report marks the culmination of the first of a set of World Bank's studies examinining different aspects of Transition in Afghanistan.
Toward a Self-Sustaining Afghanistan: An Economic Transition Strategy (The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan). This document puts forward the Afghan government's analysis of the anticipated economic impact of transition and its strategy to adress the implications.
Talking About Talks: Toward a Political Settlement in Afghanistan (International Crisis Group)
This report addresses key political and security challenges facing Afghanistan and examines prospects for achieving a negotiated political settlement. It analyses the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme and Afghanistan's relations with external powers.
Afghanistan Transition: Elevating the Diplomatic Components of the Transition Strategy at the Chicago NATO Summit and Beyond (American Progress). This document highlights the political and military components of the current transition strategy in Afghanistan and outlines the multiple crises facing the Afghan government whcih the authors say should be addressed. It concludes that the strategy requires more focus on political dimensions.
Afghanistan 2012: The beginning of the end game (Institute for Social Policy and Understanding). This policy brief addresses possible scenarious that may transpire after full security responsibility has been transitioned to the Afghan National Security Forces. It also examines a variety of arguments pertinent to the engagement in Afghanistan.
Beating a Retreat: Prospects for the Transition Process in Afghanistan (Afghanistan Analysts Network). This report, based on author's field research in Kabul, analyses objectives and challenges of the ongoing transition process in Afghanistan. The report concludes that the transition process is facing challenges in meeting its objectives.
Paying for Afghanistan's Security Forces during Transition: Issues for Chicago and Beyond (United States Institute of Peace). This policy brief examines the cost and funding of the Afghanistan National Security Force (ANSF) during transition and beyond 2014. It offers recommendations and identifies areas for improvement.
Afghanistan Civil Society Forum
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Afghanistan Research & Evaluation Unit
Afghan Women's Network
Asia Foundation - Afghanistan
Congressional Research Service
International Crisis Group
International Security Assistance Force (NATO)
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
United States Insitute of Peace
US-Afghan Women's Council
United States Institute of Peace