Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Pledging in Geneva: How much aid, and for what?

ODI Policy Note, November 2020 The authors try to (and do) answer key questions such as: How much aid does Afghanistan need? What directions should sound aid policy take? What should a partnership agreement for Afghanistan look like? How can donor assistance best be provided? How corruption – and one-sided Western accusations – can be […]

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کابل؛ امسال سمی‌ترین زمستان را پیش‌ رو خواهد داشت (Kabul this year will have the most toxic winter ahead)

Sobh-e Kabul, (31 Oct 2020) A warning about the unchecked burning of coal in Kabul (which uses 80% of the country’s coal production – much of it unearthed illegally), particularly by controversial new high-rise buildings and about a politically restricted National Environmental Protection Agency of Afghanistan without “effective long-term and short-term plans to reduce air […]

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Afghanistan Is Not Doomed to Repeat Its Past

Foreign Policy, 26 October 2020 Barnett Rubin analyses lessons from the 1988 Geneva Accords (about the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan) and the 2011 Bonn Agreement, in order to avoid a breakdown like in 1992. As key conclusions he recommends to modify and the 2004 constitution for the transition that is supposed to result from the […]

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Global Peace Index 2020

Institute for Economics & Peace, October 2020 Afghanistan is the least peaceful country in the world for the second year in a row, followed by Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen. Afghanistan is one of the few countries where the number of deaths has not decreased over the past few years, with the scope and […]

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