In April 2019, we published an important work, a bibliography of Afghanistan. It is intended to be an up-to-date resource for studying and researching contemporary Afghanistan, particularly the post-1979 period. The author, Christian Bleuer, began compiling this bibliography in 2004/05 when, as a graduate student, he became increasingly frustrated with trying to find sources. Initially, […]
In maps and text, AAN charts Kabul’s 22 police districts, their history, landmarks and architecture, population and security. The full report can be downloaded here: Kabul Police Districts.
The Afghan Women’s Network’s six point statement published before the intra-Afghan dialogue meeting held in Moscow in February 2019, provides further guidance about the concrete demands of Afghan women, asking to: bring Afghan women to the table not choose peace without human rights be direct about women’s rights not change the political order not compromise law and […]
Before Afghanistan’s (delayed) 2018 parliamentary elections, the country’s Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) have published a joint, consolidated list of Afghanistan’s 387 districts. The number had been controversial that far and had led to different figures used by different sources. (Some sources, for example, add the capitals of […]
The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Decree on the Creation of the Afghan National Army Territorial Force February 2018 [AAN working translation] The following actions will be undertaken in order to improve the security situation, provide better security services to the people of Afghanistan, and establish the Afghan National Army Territorial Force with the aim […]
Mohammad Kamin (ISN 1045): Date of birth: 1978 Place of birth: Plasai Inzarkai village, Khost Detained 14 May 2003 (by unknown forces); transferred to Guantanamo 21 November 2003 Transferred to UAE 16 August 2016 Guantanamo Documents: Quotes from Gunatnamo documents (Assessment, Combatant Status Review Tribunal and Administrative Review Boards) can be read here. Capture Kamin, a […]
Obaidullah (ISN762): Place of Birth: Dusarak Haiderkheil Village, Khost Year of Birth: 1980-1983 (different dates given) Detained by US forces in house raid, 21 July 2002 and held in Chapman Forward Operating Base, Khost; transferred to Bagram, 2 August 2002, transferred to Guantanamo, 28 October 2002 Transferred to UAE, 16 October 2016 (Periodic Review Board) […]
Hamidullah (ISN 1119): Date of birth: 1963 Place of birth: Tara Khel village, Deh Sabz, Kabul Detained 31 July 2003 by Afghan National Army which handed him over to the “National Directorate of Security (NDS) and US forces (undated); transferred to Guantanamo 21 November 2003 Transferred to UAE 14 August 2016 after Periodic Review Board […]
The full biographies of the initial cabinet list can be read here. Biographies of the two newly introduced candidates, Hakimi and Salahi, can be read at the end of this AAN report.)
(AAN working translation) No 35 22/09/1393 [11 December 2014] Decree President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Concerning the Establishment of the Council of Ministers, the Responsibilities and Authorities of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Unity Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Pursuant to articles 5, 50, and 142 of the Constitution, and […]
Afghanistan and International Community: Commitments to Reforms and Renewed Partnership Copy of the communiqué can be found here.
The original statement can be found here. The copy of the statement can be found here.