From Failed Interventions to a New Strategy for Afghanistan Fri, 2014-10-31 20:37

On the 21st of October, Dr Graciana del Castillo gave a lecture discussing the current concerns presented in her latest book, ‘Guilty Party: The International Community in Afghanistan?. The lecture included commentary on aid and drug dependency in Afghanistan, as well as the challenges that both the new government and the international community face in bringing peace, stability and prosperity to the region. Dr Graciana del Castillo is an expert on countries in crises, including those affected by conflict, natural disasters and financial collapse. In the early 1990s, she was the first senior economist in the Cabinet of the UN Secretary-General, involved in ongoing post-conflict operations in Central America, Asia, and Africa. Dr. del Castillo designed the arms-for-land program for El Salvador that was credited for bringing the peace process back on track.