Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Sudhansu Verma

12 new electoral commissioners (seven for the IEC and five for the EEC), sworn into office on 22 November 2017, are now facing demands for their dismissal. IEC chairman Najibullah Ahmadzai (second from the left) has already been dismissed. Photo: Presidential Palace

AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili discusses the preparations for the elections in Afghanistan. Episode: 1 – February 2018

Ali Yawar Adili

AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili discusses the various dynamics related to the preparation of elections in Afghanistan.  

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AAN’s Sari Kouvo discusses the ICC intervention in Afghanistan – November 2017

Sari Kouvo

AAN Co-director Sari Kouvo answered key questions regarding ICC’s intervention in Afghanistan.  

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AAN’s Kate Clark on Trump administration’s new policy for Afghanistan – September 2017

Kate Clark

AAN’s Kate Clark looks at President Trump’s ‘new strategy’ for Afghanistan.  

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AAN’s Ehsan Qaane on International Criminal Court’s investigation in Afghanistan – August 2017

Ehsan Qaane

AAN’s Ehsan Qaane answered important questions regarding International Criminal Court’s intervention in Afghanistan.

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Afghan migrants, including minors, living in inhumane conditions in a Belgrade, Serbia squat. Photo: Martine van Bijlert (Nov 2016)

AAN’s Martine van Bijlert and Jelena Bjelica discuss their research work on migration. Episode: 3 – June, 2017

Jelena Bjelica

AAN’s Martine van Bijlert and Jelena Bjelica in conversation with Roxanna Shapour on their research on Afghan migrants.

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Belgrade squat, November 2016. Photo: Martine van Bijlert

AAN’s Martine van Bijlert and Jelena Bjelica discuss their research work on migration. Episode: 2 – June, 2017

Jelena Bjelica

AAN’s Martine van Bijlert and Jelena Bjelica in conversation with Roxanna Shapour on their research on Afghan migrants.

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Afghan migrants, including minors, living in inhumane conditions in a Belgrade, Serbia squat. Photo: Martine van Bijlert (Nov 2016)

AAN’s Martine van Bijlert and Jelena Bjelica discuss their research work on migration. Episode: 1 – May, 2017

Jelena Bjelica

AAN’s Martine van Bijlert and Jelena Bjelica in conversation with Roxanna Shapour on their research on Afghan migrants.

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National Cricket Stadium, Kabul. Photo: US Embassy Kabul (2010). Licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Great Game: The rise of Afghan cricket from exodus and war

Kate Clark Sudhansu Verma

Afghanistan continues to make inroads into the world of cricket. The men’s team has progressed from being a disorganised band of reckless hitters of the ball in the early 2000s to a well-balanced team. Two Afghans recently got contracts to play in the biggest cricket league in the world, the Indian Premier League, with deals […]

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A Resolute Support team works with ‪officers from the ‪Afghan interior and defence ministries during a simulation exercise looking at the effect of different decisions on the effectiveness and affordability of ​the ANSF in the future. NATO’s Warsaw summit will also be considering funding of ANSF, as well as the deployment of international forces, 8-9 July 2016. (Photo: NATO - Resolute Support Mission, DATE: May 19, 2016)

Afghanistan at the Warsaw Summit: Looking for sustained support (with an 11 July 2016 update)

Jelena Bjelica Kate Clark Martine van Bijlert Sudhansu Verma

On 8 July 2016, in Warsaw, NATO begins a two-day heads of state summit for its member countries. Afghanistan is the first item on the agenda on day two. From an Afghan point of view this is an important event, the means by which Kabul secures funding for the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and […]

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A Delicate Balance: The regional puzzle surrounding Pakistan’s decision to stay out of Yemen

Ann Wilkens Sudhansu Verma

Power relations and cooperation patterns are changing around Afghanistan. Its two most intrusive neighbours, Pakistan and Iran, are both at a stage where long-set behaviour seems to be tilting in different directions, with linkages to China (in the case of Pakistan) and the USA (in the case of Iran). At the same time, Pakistan and […]

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