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For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key
September 05, 2019

For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key

By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Before and after any peace agreement, a healthy Afghan economy is essential.

Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
April 19, 2019

Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity

By Mariam Safi and Bismellah Alizada
Afghanistan has a long and difficult road to transition from an aid dependent economy to a trade and transit economy.
Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan
November 30, 2018

Iran, India, and a New Way Forward for Afghanistan

By C. Christine Fair
A new strategy for Afghanistan begins in Iran and needs India’s help.

Afghanistan Declared a Top Improver in 2019 Doing Business Ranking
November 07, 2018

Afghanistan Declared a Top Improver in 2019 Doing Business Ranking

By Ahmad W. Majidyar
Climbing 16 places, the World Bank names Afghanistan as a top improver in its latest Doing Business report.

Afghanistan’s Minerals: A Looted Economic Hope for Stability
October 05, 2018

Afghanistan’s Minerals: A Looted Economic Hope for Stability

By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Instead of being looted, Afghanistan’s resources should be strategically exploited for the country's benefit.

How Economic Growth Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Afghanistan
April 16, 2018

How Economic Growth Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Afghanistan

By M. Ashraf Haidari
The campaign for Afghanistan's economy must stand on equal footing with the counterterrorism campaign.

Why Pakistan Is TAPI's Biggest Hurdle
April 07, 2018

Why Pakistan Is TAPI's Biggest Hurdle

By Shoaib A. Rahim
The pipeline would bring substantial benefits to all 4 member countries. For Pakistan, that's exactly the problem.
Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?
March 28, 2018

Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?

By Omar Joya
The Afghan government will struggle to jump-start economic growth while political uncertainty is perhaps at its height.

A Peaceful Afghanistan Key to Regional Connectivity in South and Central Asia
January 26, 2018

A Peaceful Afghanistan Key to Regional Connectivity in South and Central Asia

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan's security and prosperity depends on its neighbors, and vice versa.

What Living in Kabul Is Really Like
January 02, 2018

What Living in Kabul Is Really Like

By Franz J. Marty
Afghanistan's capital is not even half as dangerous as everyone thinks.

Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
December 28, 2017

Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges

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

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
Afghanistan's mineral wealth could help kickstart the economy, but beware of the resource curse.

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