• A Contradictory Mission? NATO from Stabilization to Combat in Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri (International Peacekeeping vol. 15 no. 2 April, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008-05-01)
      Between 2001 and 2007, the United States and NATO gradually abandoned the commitment to a light military footprint in Afghanistan, initially adopted to avoid making the same mistakes as the Soviet Union. A heavy footprint, ...
    • Aid, growth and peace: A comparative analysis 

      Suhrke, Astri; Buckmaster, Julia (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2005)
      The paper examines patterns of post-conflict aid in a sample of 14 countries, with in-depth qualitative analysis of seven cases. The study shows that – contrary to the findings of World Bank-supported research in this area ...
    • Applied Social Science Research in Afghanistan. An Overview of the Institutional Landscape 

      Suhrke, Astri; Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Torunn; Harpviken Berg, Kristian; Sarwari, Akbar; Strand, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2008)
      This report is a preliminary mapping of Afghan institutional capacity in the field of applied social science research, as well as an assessment of the interest in, and potential for, further capacity building. The report ...
    • Conciliatory approches to the insurgency in Afghanistan: An overview 

      Suhrke, Astri; Chaudhary, Torunn Wimpelmann; Hakimi, Aziz; Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Sarwari, Akbar; Strand, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2009)
      This report is a preliminary mapping of initiatives designed to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. It is a snapshot in time, focusing on practices or arrangements that were still ongoing during the second ...
    • Conflictual Peacebuilding: Afghanistan Two Years after Bonn 

      Suhrke, Astri; Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Strand, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2004)
      This report charts the aid policies pursued in Afghanistan since late 2001 aimed at building peace in a country devastated by two decades of conflict. The report presents the four pillars of the peacebuilding design and ...
    • Conlusion: The Moral economy of the resettlement regime 

      Suhrke, Astri; Garnier, Adèle (Refugee resettlement. Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance, Chapter, 2018-01-01)
      The international regime for resettlement of refugees examined in this volume has three important characteristics. First, the regime is state-centric. That is, the number of refugees resettled depends on the decision ...
    • Country Evaluation Brief: Afghanistan 

      Strand, Arne; Suhrke, Astri; Taxell, Nils (Country Evaluation Briefs 7, Research report, 2016-11-01)
      Since 2001, Western political and military interests have largely defined the nature and magnitude of aid flows. Conventional criteria for development assistance (notably absorptive capacity and credible conditionality) ...
    • Defining the Mission. The US Engagement in Afghanistan. 

      Suhrke, Astri (PRIO Papers, Research report, 2011-01-01)
      The US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 was in a sense a curious accident of history. Enraged by the attacks on New York and Washington, the Bush Administration invaded a country where the US previously had demonstrated ...
    • Democratization of a Dependent State: The Case of Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2007)
      The post-Taliban democratic reforms in Afghanistan were in part a recreation of the past. Afghanistan has had six constitutions between 1923 and 1990, and most provided for national assemblies and elections in one form or ...
    • Disjointed Incrementalism. NATO in Afghanistan. 

      Suhrke, Astri (PRIO Policy Brief 03/2011, Research report, 2011-01-01)
      As the US-led coalition prepares to extricate itself from a combat role in Afghanistan, it is useful to look back and reflect on the policy dynamic of the original involvement. How did the coalition – and more specifically ...
    • "Economic Aid to Post-Conflict Countries: A Methodological Critique of Collier and Hoeffler" 

      Suhrke, Astri; Villanger, Espen; Woodward, Susan L. (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2005)
      This paper retests the analysis of “Aid Policy and Growth in Post-Conflict Societies,” by Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler (October 2002 and forthcoming in European Economic Review). It finds that their data and analysis do ...
    • Exogenous state-building: The contradictions of the international project in Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri (The rule of law in Afghanistan. Missing in inaction, Chapter, 2011-01-01)
      In the contemporary writing on state-building in post-conflict situations, remarkably little attention is paid to what it takes to build a state. There is much advice on policy priorities and sequencing – security, rule ...
    • Faithful Ally. The UK Engagement in Afghanistan. 

      Suhrke, Astri (PRIO Papers, Research report, 2011-01-01)
      The British government under Tony Blair was an early and major supporter of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The Royal Navy and Air Force participated in the first strikes against Afghanistan in October with Tomahawk ...
    • Filling "the Gap": Lessons Well Learnt by the Multilateral Aid Agencies 

      Suhrke, Astri; Ofstad, Arve (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2005)
      An assumed gap between relief and development assistance was widely discussed in the 1990s. Urged to “mind the gap”, the multilateral aid agencies adjusted. In terms of the initial learning phase - i.e. readiness to recognize ...
    • Governance Interventions in Post-War Situations: Lessons Learned 

      Wang, Vibeke; Suhrke, Astri; Tjønneland, Elling N. (Research report, Research report, 2005)
      This report addresses governance issues in post-war situations as these are dealt with in three sets of literature: •the growing case-based knowledge arising from the experience in internationally-assisted transitions ...
    • Humanitarian Assistance and Conflict: A-State-of-the-Art Report 

      Hybertsen, Bente; Suhrke, Astri; Tjore, Gro (Research report, Research report, 1998)
      The rapid growth of international aid allocated to "complex humanitarian emergencies" has led to parallel calls for preventive action. It is also asked how humanitarian assistance and other forms of international civilian ...
    • Migration, State and Civil Society in Southeast Asia 

      Suhrke, Astri (Working paper, Working paper, 1992)
      The paper was prepared for a conference on the impact of international migration on the security and stability of states, which was organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, December 1991. The analysis focuses ...
    • Peacebuilding: Lessons for Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri; Harpviken, Kristian Berg; Knudsen, Are; Ofstad, Arve; Strand, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2002)
      This report examines lessons from previous peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan, and from other countries, in order to highlight issues of central relevance for the present phase of peacebuilding and economic recovery. It ...
    • Peace Processes and Statebuilding: Economic and Institutional Provisions of Peace Agreements 

      Suhrke, Astri; Wimpelmann, Torunn; Dawes, Marcia (Research report, 2007-06-26)
      This report originates in the growing international engagement in statebuilding and postconflict reconstruction during the past decade. The 2005 Paris declaration of the OECD referred to an emerging international consensus ...
    • Problemet er systemet 

      Suhrke, Astri; Strand, Arne (Others, 2009-01-01)
      The Problem is the System (English version) Valgkrisen i Afghanistan var bisarre til det siste. President Hamaid Karzai – utskjelt som korrupt leder og valgfusker i stort format – ble utropt til vinner av sin egen ...