Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Matthieu Aikins

What the Polls Tell Us About the Afghan Presidential Election

Matthieu Aikins

Is it possible to predict the upcoming Afghan elections on the basis of polling data? There are severe methodological challenges in collecting accurate survey data in a country like Afghanistan, and, given how young the country’s democracy is, not much past data on how well those predictions turned out. But surveys during the 2009 presidential […]

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2010 Elections 29: Losing legitimacy – Kandahar’s preliminary winners

Matthieu Aikins

There has been some very positive news coming out of Kandahar province lately, as the New York Times’ Carlotta Gall has reported(*). According to ISAF and Afghan government officials, the Taliban have been “routed” from the province by a massive military offensive, partly with the help of a miraculous rocket launcher, the HIMARS system, which, […]

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