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Parliamentary Elections Loom in Afghanistan
October 02, 2018
Parliamentary Elections Loom in Afghanistan
After more than three years of delays, Afghanistan's parliamentary polls are set for October 20.
Parliamentary Elections Loom in Afghanistan
A Solution or the Beginning of an Ethnic Crisis in the Afghan Parliamentary Elections?
July 04, 2018
A Solution or the Beginning of an Ethnic Crisis in the Afghan Parliamentary Elections?
The decision to divide Ghazni into three constituencies could deepen ethnic tensions in the province.
A Solution or the Beginning of an Ethnic Crisis in the Afghan Parliamentary Elections?
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
April 20, 2018
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.
Why Elections Could Break the Afghan Peace Process or Fix It
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
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
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
October 02, 2014
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
The Diplomat's interview with the new president of Afghanistan.
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote
May 29, 2014
The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote
Many younger Afghans see the elections not as a source of inspiration, but of frustration.
The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote
A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
May 19, 2014
A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
Despite political uncertainty, a new optimism is becoming evident among the people of Afghanistan.
A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
Assessing the Taliban's 'Spring Offensive' Threat
May 09, 2014
Assessing the Taliban's 'Spring Offensive' Threat
The Taliban have announced that their 2014 "spring offensive" will begin imminently.
Assessing the Taliban's 'Spring Offensive' Threat
Afghanistan’s Milestone
April 06, 2014
Afghanistan’s Milestone
For the first time ever, one elected Afghan president is being succeeded by another as America’s strategic mission comes to an end.
Afghanistan’s Milestone
Afghan Presidential Campaigning Begins
February 04, 2014
Afghan Presidential Campaigning Begins
Afghanistan's eleven presidential candidates began campaigning amidst security concerns.
Afghan Presidential Campaigning Begins
Former Warlord Primed For Afghan Presidency
September 24, 2013
Former Warlord Primed For Afghan Presidency
“A presidential candidate with a violent terrorist group named in his honor.”
Former Warlord Primed For Afghan Presidency
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