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Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
July 27, 2017
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
Afghanistan's mineral wealth could help kickstart the economy, but beware of the resource curse.
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
July 18, 2017
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
After being turned away from Mazar-i-Sharif and refusing to land in Kabul, a plane carrying Dostum reportedly landed in Ashgabat.
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
Kabul's Dostum Problem
July 13, 2017
Kabul's Dostum Problem
Whether Dostum is convicted or not, there will be anger and accusations that the rule of law has been cheated.
Kabul's Dostum Problem
How Afghanistan’s Public Procurement Reform Is Changing
July 08, 2017
How Afghanistan’s Public Procurement Reform Is Changing
What has changed, what has achieved and whose benefits are at stake?
How Afghanistan’s Public Procurement Reform Is Changing
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A Model for Regional Economic Cooperation
July 06, 2017
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A Model for Regional Economic Cooperation
"In essence, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan fight against terrorism and radicalism by reducing extreme poverty."
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A Model for Regional Economic Cooperation
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
June 27, 2017
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
The National Unity Government is plagued by systemic indifference to democratic demands.
Afghanistan's Uprising for Change: Time to Shatter Ghani’s Delusion
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
June 10, 2017
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
Where are Pakistan and Afghanistan’s relations are headed after the peace conference in Kabul?
Does Afghanistan Seek Rapprochement With Pakistan?
Afghanistan's Bloody Week Lays Bare Rifts in the 'Unity Government'
June 06, 2017
Afghanistan's Bloody Week Lays Bare Rifts in the 'Unity Government'
Ethnic tensions are reaching a boil after three deadly incidents.
Afghanistan's Bloody Week Lays Bare Rifts in the 'Unity Government'
Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
May 30, 2017
Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
Implications for the long-delayed constitutional reform in Afghanistan.
Hezb-i-Islami and Its New Constitutional Vision
Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position
April 22, 2017
Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position
The ouster of Ahmad Zia Massoud further undermines ethnic balance in the fragile National Unity Government.
Sacked Afghan Minister Symbolizes the Government's Precarious Position
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
April 09, 2017
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
Unexplained wealth orders can be a positive start in the fight against corruption.
Fighting Kleptocrats in Afghanistan: The Case for Unexplained Wealth Orders
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
March 14, 2017
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
The peace process in Afghanistan must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.
The Road to Peace Goes Through Kabul
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
March 11, 2017
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
Historically, Kabul has had many different motives for engaging with Pakistani Pashtuns.
'Pashtun Diplomacy' in Afghan Foreign Policy
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
January 25, 2017
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s failure to bring reform to its security apparatus is long overdue for a fix.
Security Sector Reform: Long Overdue in Afghanistan
Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation
January 18, 2017
Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation
When Donald Trump takes office on January 20, he will inherit an immensely problematic country and region.
Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation
How Is Afghanistan's Fight Against Corruption Going?
January 14, 2017
How Is Afghanistan's Fight Against Corruption Going?
Evaluating the progress and set-backs in attempts to reform Afghanistan's procurement process.
How Is Afghanistan's Fight Against Corruption Going?
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