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Afghanistan’s Investigative Journalists
December 06, 2019

Afghanistan’s Investigative Journalists

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Daily newspaper Etilaat Roz makes an impact in the chaotic Afghan democracy.

With Vote Over, Afghanistan Faces Possible Political Chaos
September 30, 2019

With Vote Over, Afghanistan Faces Possible Political Chaos

By Associated Press
For Afghans, Saturday's vote mirrored the deeply flawed 2014 presidential polls.
US Exit from Afghanistan: The Pakistan Factor
September 17, 2019

US Exit from Afghanistan: The Pakistan Factor

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from M. Nazif Shahrani

How Afghanistan’s Judiciary Lost Its Independence
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.

Afghan President Convenes Grand Council, Hoping for Consensus on Taliban Talks
April 30, 2019

Afghan President Convenes Grand Council, Hoping for Consensus on Taliban Talks

By Kathy Gannon
The Loya Jirga is supposed to forge unity in a divided Afghanistan, but it may just underline existing fissures.

An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
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.

Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President
February 05, 2019

Peace, Politics, & Afghanistan's Next President

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Afghanistan's presidential race heats up amid peace talks with Taliban insurgents.
Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections
November 28, 2018

Afghanistan’s Most Powerful Person Announces Bid for April Presidential Elections

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
Mohammad Hanif Atmar vows to put an end to the ongoing insurgency as he announces his candidacy.  

Despite Security Threats, Afghans Went to the Polls
October 23, 2018

Despite Security Threats, Afghans Went to the Polls

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
Afghanistan successfully held its parliamentary elections last weekend amid security threats .

Why Are Afghanistan’s Elections Crucial?
October 16, 2018

Why Are Afghanistan’s Elections Crucial?

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

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.
Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones
July 24, 2018

Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones

By Ahmad Mohibi
Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence.

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