The October 2013 edition of the LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update has been distributed which includes articles, reports and analysis regarding the current state of Afghanistan’s institution building and political reform as it relates to the country’s stabilization process as 2014 approaches.
Articles are taken from established and diverse professional periodicals, news articles, and editorial commentaries from different countries, reflecting a range of political views/biases, that are intended to provide readers with a better understanding of various interests and perspectives regarding the situation in the region. External links may expire at any time depending on the archiving policy of the particular news agency. News summaries may highlight only a portion of an article that is relevant to the readers and may not necessarily be the focus of the entire article or the headline. Opinions expressed in the articles, commentaries and features do not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the US Navy, or the LDESP staff .