Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Risking Democracy in Afghanistan: Voting, Violence, and the Struggle for Parliament

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Blog of the Columbia Journal of International Affairs, 19 October 2018

Using many AAN dispatches as sources, Robert D. Crews – Professor of History at Stanford University, who specialises in Afghanistan, Central and South Asia, Russia, Islam, and Global History – analyses the impact that a growing young urban population and civil society will have on Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections. In a country rife with political instability, these new actors may have the power to shape the future.