The article presents an analytical narrative, based on in-depth interviews and documentary analysis, of the major phases of policy approaches to reconciliation up to and including 2011, exploring the development of policy positions and the way research has or has not influenced and interacted with policy. In general terms, the policy has evolved through initial rejection to near complete embrace of exploring the potential for negotiations. This shift did not happen overnight but evolved through a number of iterations, and was adopted at different points by members of the coalition.(This article has been accepted for publication and is forthcoming).
Waldman, T. Reconciliation and Research in Afghanistan: An Analytical Narrative. International Affairs (2014) :