The author presents a wide background of the conflicts that have taken place in Afghanistan since the Soviet invasion up to the contemporary times. He describes the syndrome of the so called Afghan pot and its implications. Moreover, he reveals alternative attempts to resolve the conflict in a peaceful way as well as a military one. The aim of the article is to answer the question whether the international peace keeping forces can be effective in pacifying the main hotbed of the global terrorism, which radiates from Afghanistan to the whole world and is a real threat to peace and stability. It is absolutely crucial for the allied forces to draw conclusions from the previous failures. The author used a theoretical analysis of works selected from the bibliography.
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