Assessment of Germany’s Afghanistan policy before and after 15 August 2021

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Ehsas, Ehsan
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Germany has a historical relationship with Afghanistan and this relationship has been with a high level of trust. Since the 9/11 the Germany role in Afghanistan commenced with military engagement and this engagement has been based on the multilateralism approach of German foreign policy. Germany has played a very outstanding role in Afghanistan by hosting the Bonn conference in 2001, then played a crucial role in state building as one of the critical actors in pillar countries, which has ran the police building and police reform. Furthermore, the German development agencies have been active during the 20 years presence of international community and played a significant role in developmental cooperation. Additionally, Germany had a prominent role in the Afghanistan peace process which mediated the negotiation between US and the Taliban also among Afghanistan government and Taliban. After the failure of peace negotiations and the collapse of the Afghanistan government, Germany has been a significant contributor to humanitarian assistance in the Afghanistan crisis.
Second semester University: University of Hamburg
Afghanistan, Germany, foreign policy, humanitarian assistance, Taliban