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Does More Aid Mean More Corruption in Afghanistan? 
September 30, 2016

Does More Aid Mean More Corruption in Afghanistan? 

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
Looking ahead to the Brussels conference, and back to the Kabul Bank scandal.

Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?
September 29, 2016

Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
Donors are expected to commit to $4 billion annually, but how will they ensure the aid is effective?
The Plight of Afghan Refugees
January 21, 2016

The Plight of Afghan Refugees

By M. Ashraf Haidari
There is only one truly durable solution to the issue of Afghan refugees.

Why Was an Afghan Compressed Natural Gas Station 86 Times More Expensive Than Expected?
November 03, 2015

Why Was an Afghan Compressed Natural Gas Station 86 Times More Expensive Than Expected?

By Ankit Panda
U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction wants to know why, but the Pentagon has no answers.

The Afghan Government Should Take Advantage of Mullah Omar’s Death ASAP
August 04, 2015

The Afghan Government Should Take Advantage of Mullah Omar’s Death ASAP

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The Afghan government has a unique opening with Omar's death. It shouldn't squander it.

In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea
July 30, 2015

In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea

By Catherine Putz
SIGAR’s latest quarterly report stresses conditionality in aid and highlights accuracy problems at USAID.

How Hamid Karzai Continues to Rule Afghanistan From Beyond the (Political) Grave
July 25, 2015

How Hamid Karzai Continues to Rule Afghanistan From Beyond the (Political) Grave

By Kambaiz Rafi
The former Afghan president is leveraging a personal network to exercise influence beyond his term.
Afghanistan: A Story of Successful US Failures
May 08, 2015

Afghanistan: A Story of Successful US Failures

By Mohammad Tanha
Why has the U.S.-led force failed to build a self-sustainable Afghanistan?

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