Has the West Failed in Afghanistan?

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In Afghanistan, the troops of the international community of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) states are more and more on the defensive. The Taliban is gradually gaining terrain. Tribal culture, corruption and cultivation of opium hinder the building of democracy.

1. Has the West failed in its required reconstruction in Afghanistan?
2. Do drug cultivation, corruption and failing democratic structures make Afghanistan ungovernable? What responsibility does the West carry?
3. What are the consequences for Afghanistan and the West?

Co-director, Afghanistan Analysts Network

Singer, composer, peace and human rights activist, Afghanistan

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Correspondent, Swiss Television

President and Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning

Moderation:Susanne Wille,

Swiss Television

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