Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: May 2009

Modest beginnings

Martine van Bijlert

April 2009. After having worked out of the EUSR office in Kabul for almost five years I am suddenly institutionally homeless. I borrow a spare office in an NGO compound, so that I can at least offer people a quiet place and a cup of tea. The walls are bare, the couch sags and the […]

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Between Discipline and Discretion. Policies Surrounding Senior Subnational Appointments

Martine van Bijlert

Martine van Bijlert, AREU Briefing Paper, May 2009. Kabul: Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit Full publication available below: Between Discipline and Discretion. Policies Surrounding Senior Subnational Appointments

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Afghanistan and its Region: A Review of Obama’s Strategy

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The three co-directors of AAN (Thomas Ruttig, Sari Kouvo and Martine van Bijlert) participated in the conference “Afghanistan and its Region: A Review of Obama’s Strategy” (7-10 May 2009), organized by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination. Their presentations focused on reconciliation and democratic pluralism, rule of law in the context of counter-insurgency, and the role […]

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AAN In The Media – May 2009

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US and Taliban to Redouble Afghan Efforts New York Times, 31 May 2009 Martine van Bijlert is quoted on people’s attitudes towards the upcoming elections. Het wespennest van de dorpspolitiek  De Volkskrant (Amsterdam), 4 May 2009 Martine van Bijlert is quoted on the relationship between local communities and the Taliban (The hornet’s nest of village […]

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