Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

2004 Constitution and the Unmaking of the “Republican” Order

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Kabul Now, 8 December 2023

Data from AAN research about the 2004 presidential election is used in this very interesting analysis of reasons for the downfall of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, focussing on the constitution, i.e. its ‘hyper-centralised’ system and the deal-based policies of the post-2001 state, with the president and the ‘foreigners (mainly the US)’ as the major power centres.