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Afghanistan Has Another Power-Sharing Deal. Can This One Last?
May 26, 2020

Afghanistan Has Another Power-Sharing Deal. Can This One Last?

By Hadia Haqparast
To avoid another political crisis in Afghanistan, we need to draw lessons from the National Unity Government (NUG).

Afghanistan’s Turbulent Decade
January 28, 2020

Afghanistan’s Turbulent Decade

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
From 2010 to 2020, the Taliban insurgency picked up steam while Afghanistan’s institutional dysfunction deepened.
Prolonged Patience: Elections in Afghanistan
November 15, 2019

Prolonged Patience: Elections in Afghanistan

By Gabriel M. Piccillo
The results are still being debated and turnout was low. But Afghanistan’s democracy remains the lone source of hope for the country.

Trump's US-Taliban Move Pushes Afghans Toward Fragile Vote
September 10, 2019

Trump's US-Taliban Move Pushes Afghans Toward Fragile Vote

By Cara Anna
The September 28 election couldn’t happen at a more difficult time.

The Illusion of Afghanistan's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections
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.

Parliamentary Elections Loom in Afghanistan
October 02, 2018

Parliamentary Elections Loom in Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
After more than three years of delays, Afghanistan's parliamentary polls are set for October 20.

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?

By Bismellah Alizada
The decision to divide Ghazni into three constituencies could deepen ethnic tensions in the province.
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

By Noah Coburn
The planned elections could be a part of establishing peace but they pose significant risks as well.

Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
December 30, 2017

Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan

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

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

By Nafay Choudhury
The current focus on the shortcomings of the IEC risks overshadowing the bigger problems of electoral representation.

Interview: Ashraf Ghani
October 02, 2014

Interview: Ashraf Ghani

By Sanjay Kumar
The Diplomat's interview with the new president of Afghanistan.
The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote
May 29, 2014

The Afghans Who Didn’t Vote

By Ali Latifi
Many younger Afghans see the elections not as a source of inspiration, but of frustration.

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