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Winning Hearts and Minds? Examining the relationhip between aid and security in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province

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1 January 2011
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Winning Hearts and Minds? Examining the relationhip between aid and security in Afghanistan’s Faryab Province

This paper examines the assumed causal relationship between development aid and stabilization by examining the Norwegian Provincial Reconstruction Team’s (PRT) Emergency Recovery Program in Faryab Province, Afghanistan. This Norwegian Model has commandeered a new approach to the aid-security nexus, which works remotely to support development and securitization and adheres to a clear distinction between civilian and military actors. Faryab provides a comparison to other provinces where PRTs have been mostly U.S.-led and have used large quantities of aid to pursue stabilization objectives.

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