Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: December 2014

Between Rhetoric and Reality: Access to health care and its limitations

Lena Langbein Frank Dorner

While the world’s attention is focused on the withdrawal of international forces and the security handover, people in Afghanistan continue to die because they do not have access to adequate healthcare. The health system is frequently held up as a glowing example of the aid efforts of the international community, and since 2002 much progress […]

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Lots Of Theories But Few Answers To Explain Surge In Afghan Violence

Martine van Bijlert

NPR radio, 1 December 2014 Brief radio interview on NPR with AAN’s Martine van Bijlert on the recent string of suicide attacks on the capital. She says that even though many Afghans feel they may be related to recent events, such as the ratification of the BSA, such attacks generally take a long time to […]

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Return of the Goodwill? London conference as symbol of a new start

Christine Roehrs

Initially, the upcoming London Conference on Afghanistan (3 and 4 December) was supposed to be a hard check on the Afghan leadership’s governance standards. Corruption, women’s rights, elections – how did the country do, and would it deserve fresh aid commitments? However, the new government to discuss these things is, except for president and CEO, […]

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