Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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A Rift over Afghan Aid Imperils Prospects for Peace

16 September 2019 In the context of Barnett Rubin’s call not to abandon Afghanistan in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, also read this background on pressure on aid for Afghanistan: … international discussions continue on the economic aid that will be vital to stabilizing Afghanistan under any peace deal. Yet the Afghan government has […]

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[Paktika] Police officer accused of torture, extortion

19 March 2020 Residents have accused the police chief for Wazikhwa district of southeastern Paktika province being involved in killing and beating innocent citizens, drug smuggling and extorting money from Hashish farmers. Arrest warrants have not been carried out. 1st Cor. Barat, 26, has before served as police commander for Janikhel district. He was accused of […]

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The Diplomat: A Decentralized Government Is Not the Answer to Afghanistan’s Problems

The Diplomat, 29 February 2020 An interesting reply by an Afghan(?) Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto to another of many opinion pieces arguing that Afghanistan’s (indeed) centralised political system “hampers the development of an inclusive and legitimate government that is representative of local interests” – thereby equating regional warlords’ with ‘local’ interests. The […]

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Kabul Now: “My mother beats me every time I make a mistake,” says Nargis

Kabul Now, 28 January 2020 A hard-wrenching story of violence against children and family traumatisation. – Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission says violence against children is on the rise, and the International Bureau of Children’s Rights points out that the scale of violence against children is far beyond domestic violence: deprivation from education, beatings, rape, child labor […]

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