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Economic Transition in Afghanistan: How to Soften a Hard Landing

October 2011 | Dr. Leif Rosenberger

The clock is ticking. Between now and 2014, upwards of 150,000 foreign troops and 30,000 contractors will start leaving Afghanistan. Donor aid is also declining. In the past year, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) budget has been cut in half. In other words, the war economy is unraveling. (Continue reading...)


Colloquium Brief: Conflict Management: A Tool for U.S. National Security Strategy

July 2011 | Ms. Mackenzie Duelge, Esq., Dr. Volker C. Franke

On February 25, 2011, Kennesaw State University and the Strategic Studies Institute hosted the Symposium “Conflict Management: A Tool for U.S. National Security Strategy.” The three panels conducted over the course of the day covered the following topics: “Responding to New Foreign Policy and National Security Threats,” “WOG Prospects and Challenges,” and “WOG Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan.” The Symposium discussions ranged from the conceptual to the practical with a focus on the challenges and desirability of interagency cooperation in international interventions. (Continue reading...)