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New Trouble in the Jombesh: Dostum reasserts leadership

Thomas Ruttig

The official leader of Jombesh party has been relieved of his post, along with eight other members of the party’s political committee. The sacked chairman, Sayed Nurullah Sadat, has cried foul, saying he could only be removed by a party congress and accusing the party’s founder, General Dostum, of being behind his dismissal. This looks […]

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Ustad Atta for President? The ‘Northern Front’ Summit and other Pre-Election Manoeuvres

Thomas Ruttig

Seven months before candidate registration starts this year for the 2014 presidential election(1) and 15 months before the incumbent has to leave his position for good, positioning for the post-Hamed Karzai period has picked up. Five leaders of non-Pashtun factions or movements, mainly former mujahedin, have decided to look for a joint candidate who might […]

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Budget Through, Impeachments Pending: Wolesi Jirga Went into Winter Recess

Obaid Ali

At the third go, the Lower House of parliament finally approved the government’s general budget for the Afghan year 1392 (March 2012 to March 2013) on 20 January 2013. The so-called qatia report – the final account for the previous fiscal year – however, revealed that many ministries had again failed to spend a significant […]

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School Support Grows Even Under Specter of a Taliban Return

Other AAN

New York Times, 28 January 2013 ‘Over just 12 years, Abdul Aziz, 50, has seen at least two anti-education governments come and go. He opens his school’s doors when the local politics allow it, but with all the volatility he cannot attract good teachers or even wheedle the provincial education department to send him enough […]

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افشای نام زمین‌خواران بزرگ [Names of Big Land-Grabbers Revealed]

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Hasht-e Sobh (Kabul), 17 January 2013 After an investigation and lengthy debates in the Afghan parliament which finally declined to name the land grabbers, the Kabul-based daily reveals some names, including ‘parlamentarians and commanders’. See yourself.

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Karzai meets Obama: How will they shape a post-2014 Afghanistan?

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Christian Science Monitor
, 8 January 2013 AAN’s Martine van Bijlert contradicts assumptions of a post-2014 collapse in Afghanistan: ‘There is now a sense [among foreigners] that the lights are going to go out in 2014, that the sun is going to stop shining. In the early years, they had this overly rosy picture, but since […]

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E-tazkera: relieving pre-election tension or adding to the confusion?

Obaid Ali

One of the ideas to prevent fraud and ensure fairness in future elections is the accelerated introduction of electronic identity cards to Afghanistan. According to the Ministry of Interior it will take at least a decade until all Afghans have the planned new identity cards, but proponents of the e-tazkera believe the project can still […]

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The ‘Afghanistan 1400’ Movement: Changing Youth Politics in Afghanistan?

S Reza Kazemi

Afghanistan 1400, a new civic-political youth organisation, recently declared its existence in what is, in practice, a scattered and largely manipulated youth landscape in Afghanistan. Established by a number of highly educated and diverse young people, the group pursues an ambitious and forward-looking agenda of contributing to the emergence of a ‘prosperous and democratic Afghanistan’ […]

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Former United States Envoy Returns To Kabul Politics

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Wall Street Journal, 8 December 2012 Zalmay Khalilzad, Afghanistan-born former US ambassador to Kabul and, in 2009, rumoured to have considered a presidential candidacy himself is currently in Kabul: ‘I am here to facilitate an agreement among key personalities and forces on a possible consensus on key issues confronting the country, and the formation of […]

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No More Complaints? The ECC’s Uncertain Fate

Fabrizio Foschini

The cabinet of ministers is finally sending its draft electoral law to parliament, and a preview of its content is already proving a bombshell. According to the draft, the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) is to be replaced by a special court appointed by the Supreme Court. Waiting to see what the future of the ECC […]

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Council of Ministers Removes Election Complaints Commission

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Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission will not only not have any UN-mandated international members, it will cease to exist. This has been decided by the Afghan cabinet. In its place, the highly controversial Special (Elections) Court will be responsible for dealing with election-related complaints. ToloNews, 4 December 2012 Afghanistan’s Electoral Complaints Commission will not only not […]

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Was kommt nach dem deutschen Truppenabzug?

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ARD tagesschau.de, 28 November 2012 AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini on Germany’s main TV channel’s website about Afghanistan’s future development: ‘The worry I have is not a civil war in Kabul. The political elite will possibly be able to prevent that they fall out with each other completely and fires rockets at each other. I am worried […]

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