Bundeswehr / Dana Kazda

20 Years of „War on Terror“

From ISAF to Resolute Support - 20 Years of „War on Terror“ in Afghanistan

Voices on the international engagement in the country at the Hindu Kush

The military engagement in Afghanistan has influenced the German public discourse on security policy in a way no other military mission in German post-war history has before. After years of a certain “Afghanistan fatigue” this engagement is increasingly coming to the fore of public debate again.

The end of the military intervention and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 raise questions about the outcome of the international engagement in Afghanistan and about the country’s future prospect. Although not all of the defined goals could be reached some success has been achieved.

For Germany, the deployment of the Bundeswehr at the Hindu Kush has been a formative, crucial event. It substantially shaped Germany’s security policy and therefore constitutes an important signalling effect for the country’s security and defence strategy.

Below, political decision-makers, experts and local representatives of the civil society provide an assessment of the international engagement, classify its relevance for Afghanistan as well as for Germany and look at the future prospects.

Video interviews on the Afghanistan mission at a glance

Interview with Dr. Johann Wadephul about the German Afghanistan engagement

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Interview with MP Dr. Johann Wadephul about the German Afghanistan engagement

The Deputy Leader of the CDU/CSU Bundestag Faction for foreign-, defence and security policy assesses the Afghanistan engagement from a security policy perspective.

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Interview with Omid Nouripour about the German Afghanistan engagement

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Interview with MP Omid Nouripour about the German Afghanistan engagement

The Member of Parliament for the Green Party and chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs assesses the Afghanistan engagement from a security policy perspective.

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Interview with Rainer Lutz Glatz about the Afghanistan engagement

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Interview with Lieutenant General Rainer Lutz Glatz (ret.) about the Afghanistan engagement

The former commander of the Joint Forces Operations Command of the Bundeswehr assesses the engagement and talks about the security situation in the country.

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Interview with Nargis Nehan about the Afghanistan engagement

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Interview with Nargis Nehan about the Afghanistan engagement

The Afghan politician and former minister assesses the outcome of the Afghanistan engagement and assesses future political developments.

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Interview with Omar Sharifi about the Afghanistan engagement

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Interview with Omar Sharifi about the Afghanistan engagement

The assistant professor at the American University of Afghanistan draws a conclusion on the Afghanistan engagement and provides an assessment of the political prospects of the country.

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Interview with Ellinor Zeino about the Afghanistan engagement

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Interview with Ellinor Zeino about the Afghanistan engagement

The Country Director Afghanistan at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung provides insights into the recent political developments in the country and assesses the overall engagement.

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Interview with Tanja Gönner about the German Afghanistan engagement

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Interview with Tanja Gönner about the German Afghanistan engagement

The Spokeswoman of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) talks about the developmental perspective of the Afghanistan engagement.

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Media library

20 years on „War on Terror“
Interview with Almut Wieland-Karimi about the Afghanistan engagement
The Executive Director of Center of International Peace Operations (ZIF) talks about a possible political solution for the conflict and assesses the overall engagement.
20 years on „War on Terror“
Interview with Markus Potzel about the German Afghanistan engagement
The Special Representative of the German government for Afghanistan and Pakistan talks about a possible political settlement of the conflict and assesses the overall engagement.
20 years on „War on Terror“
Interview with Lieutenant General Rainer Lutz Glatz (ret.) about the Afghanistan engagement
The former commander of the Joint Forces Operations Command of the Bundeswehr assesses the engagement and talks about the security situation in the country.
20 years of „War on Terror“
Interview with Nargis Nehan about the Afghanistan engagement
The Afghan politician and former minister assesses the outcome of the Afghanistan engagement and assesses future political developments.
20 years of „War on Terror“
Interview with Omar Sharifi about the Afghanistan engagement
The assistant professor at the American University of Afghanistan draws a conclusion on the Afghanistan engagement and provides an assessment of the political prospects of the count...
20 years of „War on Terror“
Interview with Ellinor Zeino about the Afghanistan engagement
The Country Director Afghanistan at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung provides insights into the recent political developments in the country and assesses the overall engagement.
20 years on „War on Terror“
Interview with Tanja Gönner about the German Afghanistan engagement
The Spokeswoman of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) talks about the developmental perspective of the Afghanistan engagement.
20 years of „War on Terror“
Interview with MP Omid Nouripour about the German Afghanistan engagement
The Member of Parliament for the Green Party and chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs assesses the Afghanistan engagement from a security policy perspective.
20 years of „War on Terror“
Interview with MP Johann Wadephul about the German Afghanistan engagement
The Deputy Leader of the CDU/CSU Bundestag Faction for foreign-, defence and security policy assesses the Afghanistan engagement from a security policy perspective.

Events

May

2021

IX. “Adenauer Conference“
Germany’s Role in International Security Affairs

May

2021

IX. “Adenauer Conference“
Germany’s Role in International Security Affairs
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May

2021

20 Jahre „War on Terror“
Al-Qaida 10 Jahre nach Abbottabad

May

2021

20 Jahre „War on Terror“
Al-Qaida 10 Jahre nach Abbottabad
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