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How Afghanistan’s Judiciary Lost Its Independence
June 05, 2019
How Afghanistan’s Judiciary Lost Its Independence
For reasons both structural and political, the Afghan Supreme Court has turned into a de facto ally of the president.
How Afghanistan’s Judiciary Lost Its Independence
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
April 23, 2019
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
Peace talks are predicated on the notion that the Taliban have fundamentally changed. They haven't.
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
April 18, 2019
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Here Come Afghanistan’s Youth
December 01, 2018
Here Come Afghanistan’s Youth
Afghanistan’s election was a battle between traditional strongmen and young optimists.
Here Come Afghanistan’s Youth
Afghan Parliamentary Elections Marred by Technical Troubles and Insecurity
October 21, 2018
Afghan Parliamentary Elections Marred by Technical Troubles and Insecurity
Despite security risks and technical difficulties, Afghanistan goes to the polls.
Afghan Parliamentary Elections Marred by Technical Troubles and Insecurity
The Illusion of Afghanistan's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
October 17, 2018
The Illusion of Afghanistan's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
Fixing Afghanistan’s broken electoral system requires reforms that alter its fundamental operation.
The Illusion of Afghanistan's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
Why Are Afghanistan’s Elections Crucial?
October 16, 2018
Why Are Afghanistan’s Elections Crucial?
How this week’s parliamentary elections will reshape Afghanistan’s political future.
Why Are Afghanistan’s Elections Crucial?
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
February 02, 2018
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
It is time to seriously assess the performance of the Afghan National Unity Government.
Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance
Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
December 30, 2017
Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
Upcoming elections, unless reforms are made, will only increase political instability.
Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
December 28, 2017
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
Afghanistan remains a work in progress.
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
Afghan Parliamentary Elections: Huffing and Puffing, But Missing the Bigger Picture
November 28, 2017
Afghan Parliamentary Elections: Huffing and Puffing, But Missing the Bigger Picture
The current focus on the shortcomings of the IEC risks overshadowing the bigger problems of electoral representation.
Afghan Parliamentary Elections: Huffing and Puffing, But Missing the Bigger Picture
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