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Afghanistan’s new parliament and yet another election (updated)

Fabrizio Foschini

130 days after the parliamentary vote and 64 days after the final results, not to mention a fair deal of wrangling, the new Wolesi Jirga was inaugurated on Wednesday 26 January. The process had been long and full of hurdles and it is still not completely certain that it is over. As late as Saturday […]

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High Hurdles Race to the Afghan Parliament (updated)

Fabrizio Foschini

As expected, President Karzai’s announcement of 5-to-12 to delay the Parliament’s inauguration for one month has opened a tough political match. For the last three days, the winning candidates have kept meeting every morning at the Intercontinental hotel. The majority remained committed to proceed with the inauguration on Sunday as well as with their rejection […]

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The President’s Verdict: No Parliament till mid-February

Fabrizio Foschini Gran Hewad Thomas Ruttig

On a remarkably busy winter day, the dreams of many former participant in the past September elections to take up her/his job in Parliament soon were shattered by the President’s ruling to delay the house’s inauguration for another month. Meanwhile, the opposite hopes of a multitude of ‘disappointed candidates’ – i.e. the losers of 18 […]

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Guest Blog: Legal Pluralism – Decentralization of the Rule of Law?

Michael Daxner

The discussion about how Afghanistan’s legal system should work and its three components – state, customary and Islamic law (sharia) – should relate to each other has been going on ever since 2001, without a clear result. Even the constitution leaves loopholes that are reflected in the legal practice. Currently, the Afghan government works on […]

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Disappearing ink: Afghanistan’s sham democracy

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Harper’s, 1 January 2011 The next one of Matt Aikins’ signature reportages, with an eye-witness report on the (non-) election in Nangrahar province and featuring – amonst others – Zalmay Khalilzad (who cannot remember a lot), Grant Kippen and Janan Mosazai – not fully on the web yet. The magazine’s print issue is already available.

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AAN In The Media – January 2011

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Karzai’s Governing Strategy: A Threat to ISAF COIN Implementation Small Wars Journal, 31 January 2011 Article by James Sisco quotes several AAN blogs, including: As noted Afghanistan scholar Martine van Bijlert writes, In many ways, the list is a reiteration of the myths of the jehad, honouring those who made the emergence of the Taleban […]

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Election Stalemate and the Revival of Old Fault Lines (updated)

Martine van Bijlert

To all those who have lost track of what’s going on with the Afghan Parliamentary elections: don’t feel too bad. It has become very difficult to follow, even for those of us who really try – not just in terms of who is pushing for what and what that may result in, but also in […]

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2010 Elections (40): A clear mess in the Land of the Light

Fabrizio Foschini

Since Saturday it has become possible to do some real number crunching and to get a detailed analysis of the election results, after the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) finally uploaded the polling results per polling station. For weeks, the web page displayed an ‘Internal Server Error’ message, but a phone call to a senior IEC […]

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Report Reveals Political Deals Behind Governors Appointments

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Tolo news, 4 December 2010 This report from Kilid Group exposes the political pressions and deals behind the appointments of several governors by the Independent Directorate of Local Governance.

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AAN In The Media – December 2010

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Taliban making inroads in Northern Afghanistan The Washington Examiner, 30 December 2010 Article quotes heavily from AAN’s 2010 report ‘The Northern Front’. La lunga ritirata afgana dell’America Aspenia Online, 23 December 2010 An international analysis website quotes (in Italian) AAN’s Kate Clark comments on the US false assumption of progress in Afghanistan Obama’s Review Upgrades […]

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2010 Elections (37): What’s in a name? – The Results

Kate Clark

Just days before September’s elections, AAN made the rash prediction that it would be interesting to see how the brothers, daughters and sons of the rich and famous would do in the polls. We had noticed just how many were running – a brother of Vice-President Khalili, two cousins of President Karzai, a brother of […]

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2010 Elections (36): The Post-Election Protest Wave

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Just when the first round of protests staged by parliamentary candidates who did not find their names in the winning preliminary results was waning, a conspicuous new round of disqualifications and then the announcement of the final results have poured fresh gasoline on the fire. The dramatic intervention of the Attorney General has stoked the […]

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