Old Choices Come Back to Haunt NGOs in Afghanistan.
08/06/08 18:25 Filed in: NGO Security
The Ghosts of Alexander have a great post on the The Politicization and Militarization of Aid to Afghanistan
. As the ghosts quite rightly point out the process did not begin in 2001. It began much earlier and NGOs are still feeling the impact today.
To quote the ghosts again, “All it takes is for either the US, the Taliban, the locals or the central government to see it as political and becomes so...” Unfortunately that means your organization’s carefully crafted, acceptance based, security strategy disappears along with your perceived neutrality.
Read the whole post to see how your NGO’s choice of friends in the 80’s might be affecting your security today.