Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: December 2013

Meeting Mullah Baradar… or Maybe Not: Confusion over Taleban Talks

Kate Clark

Yet again there is the impression of something being afoot on the matter of talks with the Taleban, at least as far as Afghan government aspirations go. During the visit of Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, to Kabul on 30 November 2013, both leaders had nice words to say about the peace process, with Sharif […]

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Hamid Karzai: No ordinary puppet

AAN Team

AntiWar (blog), 2 December 2013 The US-based pro-peace blog pull together explanations for President Karzai’s refusal to sign the BSA after the Consultative Loya Jirga’s approval. One of hem is AAN’s Kate Clark: “Bottom line, Karzai does this because he knows the US ain’t going nowhere. From Kate Clark, at the Afghanistan Analysts Network: The Americans, […]

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Lack of cash and monitors add to Afghan election troubles


Reuters, 1 December 2013 A good overview over shortcomings that stand in the way of orderly 2014 elections: "Organizers of Afghanistan's make-or-break presidential election next year say poor security, a shortage of monitors and funding holes are undermining their ability to safeguard the process from the widespread fraud that marred the last poll in 2009." Worryingly, […]

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