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IPSHU English Research Report Series No.24 Toward Bringing Stability in Afghanistan: A Review of the Peacebuilding Strategy Edited by Yuji Uesugi
Contents Contributors ii Introduction A Need for ‘Change’ in the Peacebuilding Strategy for Afghanistan Yuji Uesugi 1 Chapter 1 What Was Wrong With Afghanistan? Reflection upon the Past and Prospect for the Future Hideaki Shinoda 13 Chapter 2 Examining Regime Change Dynamics in Afghanistan through Relationships between States and Armed Groups Tatsuo Yamane 25 Chapter 3 Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan Masoon Stanekzai and Masaki Kudo 39 Chapter 4 Assessing the Role of DDR in Afghanistan: Internal Security Provision and External Environment Shamsul Hadi Shams 55 Chapter 5 Impact of Illicit Drugs on the Afghan Peacebuilding Process and the Establishment of the Rule of Law Miwa Kato 77 Chapter 6 Transitional Justice in the Afghan Peacebuilding Process: The Potential and Limitations Madoka Futamura 101 Chapter 7 Japanese Assistance to the Security Sector in Afghanistan Nobutaka Miyahara 119 Chapter 8 Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Insecurity: Counter-insurgency in Afghanistan Yuji Uesugi 131 ii
Contributors (in the order of appearance) Yuji Uesugi is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University. After graduating from the International Christian University in Tokyo in 1994, he studied in the United States and earned his Master’s degree from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University in 1996, and his Ph.D. in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent at Canterbury in United Kingdom in 2003. Dr. Uesugi has served as the Secretary-General of the Okinawa Peace Assistance Center, and as an international election observer in various post-conflict elections in Cambodia, East Timor and others. For the past two years he has also served as a program officer for the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC). His publications include Civil-Military Relationship in State Building: The Theory and Practice of Reviving Failed States ; Peace and Conflict in Eurasia ; Conflict and Human Security: In Search of New Approaches of Peacebuilding ; The United Nations Peacekeeping and the Nexus between Conflict Settlement and Conflict Resolution ; and others. Hideaki Shinoda is Associate Professor at the Institute for Peace Science, Hiroshima University. During his student era, he was engaged in refugee relief activities as in Iran for Kurdish refugees, Djibouti for Somali refugees, and Thailand for Cambodian refugees. He also participated in the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) as an International Polling Station Officer. He graduated from Waseda University and obtained MA in Political Science. He received a Ph.D. in International Relations from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London, in 1998. Dr. Shinoda joined the Institute for Peace Science, Hiroshima University in 1999. He has been directing the Hiroshima Peacebuilders

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