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July 17, 2019

What Did the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Accomplish?

By R. Maxwell Bone
The talks were a step in the right direction, but only the beginning of a long, fraught process.

June 12, 2019

How Free Press Has Strengthened Democracy in Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan's free press is providing a critical service for the country's young democracy.
June 05, 2019

How Afghanistan’s Judiciary Lost Its Independence

By Sayed Ziafatullah Saeedi
For reasons both structural and political, the Afghan Supreme Court has turned into a de facto ally of the president.

April 23, 2019

An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?

By Marvin G. Weinbaum and Samad Sadri
Peace talks are predicated on the notion that the Taliban have fundamentally changed. They haven't.

April 18, 2019

Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?

December 01, 2018

Here Come Afghanistan’s Youth

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Afghanistan’s election was a battle between traditional strongmen and young optimists.
October 21, 2018

Afghan Parliamentary Elections Marred by Technical Troubles and Insecurity

By Franz J. Marty
Despite security risks and technical difficulties, Afghanistan goes to the polls.

October 17, 2018

The Illusion of Afghanistan's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

By Nafay Choudhury
Fixing Afghanistan’s broken electoral system requires reforms that alter its fundamental operation.

October 16, 2018

Why Are Afghanistan’s Elections Crucial?

By Noah Coburn
How this week’s parliamentary elections will reshape Afghanistan’s political future.

February 02, 2018

Beyond Pakistan, Afghanistan’s Most Serious Problem Is Governance

By Ahmad Mohibbi
It is time to seriously assess the performance of the Afghan National Unity Government.

December 30, 2017

Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan

By Abdullah Elham
Upcoming elections, unless reforms are made, will only increase political instability.
December 28, 2017

Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan remains a work in progress.

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