Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Posts tagged: Government

Government

Reading the Asia Foundation’s Afghan Voter Behavior Survey

admin

Registan (blog), 25 April 2012 Oliver Lough does something very useful: without dismissing it altogether, he looks at TAF’s polling in Afghanistan and puts his finger on the point which is valid for all polls in Afghanistan: ‘Just make sure to keep in mind, as you leaf through all of those pleasing percentages, of the […]

Recommended Reads Read more

A second Rabbani takes the helm at the High Peace Council

Gran Hewad

The competition for a successor to the late former president Burhanuddin Rabbani at the head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) is over: Rabbani’s eldest son Salahuddin has been appointed by President Karzai. But is this appointment a real attempt to get a peace process on track, or is it instead, simply an alliance-building manoeuvre […]

Political Landscape Read more

Taliban paid ‘protection money’ by Afghan government

admin

The Telegraph, 16 April 2012 Article points to the possibility of corruption, internal disputes, disciplinary measures and nervousness within the Taleban ranks, based on the internal ‘arrest’ of three high-ranking commanders.

Recommended Reads Read more

Farewell to the Boss? Mujaddedi resigns

Thomas Ruttig

It is still not clear whether the resignation of Hazrat Sebghatullah Mujaddedi from all government positions last week was meant to be permanent, or a political manoeuvre planned to improve his chances in moving to lead the High Peace Council. Nevertheless, it is worth a closer look, argues Thomas Ruttig, Senior Analyst at AAN (with […]

Political Landscape Read more

On the Way to Chicago: Fighting Corruption – and Condoning It?

Gran Hewad

Networks of corruption in the Afghan administration are like the tentacles of a hungry octopus entangling its prey. It is difficult to make them let go. But is the Afghan government really trying? Despite the uncovering of various graft scandals in recent years, it has failed to bring their investigations to a satisfactory end. Meanwhile […]

Economy, Development, Environment Read more

AAN In The Media – April 2012

AAN Team

Atta Muhammad Noor, Afghan Governor, Criticizes U.S. Exit Plan Huffington Post, 30 April 2012 In a blog by Joshua Hersh, there is an extensive quote of AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini about politicking in northern Afghanistan: ‘Analysts say that Noor may have other constituencies in mind as well. Fabrizio Foschini, a researcher with the Kabul-based Afghan Analysts […]

AAN in the Media Read more

One Year of Transition: A Look Back (2)

Fabrizio Foschini

Second part of the retrospective look at the last three months’ transitions which took in many Afghan provinces. AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini briefly comments on each of these and on some characteristics of the overall process. The second phase of transition continued on 11 January 2012 with a ceremony in the Wardak provincial capital of Maidan […]

International Engagement Read more

One Year of Transition: A Look Back (1)

Fabrizio Foschini

The second phase of transition, which was announced on 27 November 2011, is drawing to a close after a long winter, and after a turbulent few weeks that have refocused attention on the fall-out over the ongoing conflict. Many more areas of Afghanistan have witnessed an official transfer of security, while information about the third […]

International Engagement Read more

Parliament Completes the Cabinet – after two years

Fabrizio Foschini

Taking most observers by surprise, the Wolesi Jirga has passed a very long-waited vote of confidence and approved all nine ministers put forward by the president today. It has been more than two years since the current government was formed, but all portfolios are now duly occupied by ministers approved by the Parliament, and not […]

Political Landscape Read more

All the Khan’s Men: Imran Khan and the Turncoats

admin

Newsline (Pakistan), 11 February 2012 The Pakistani magazine looks at the politicking behind Pakistani politician and ex-cricketer Imran Khan’s ascent and at the ‘new’ faces joining his movement.

Recommended Reads Read more

AAN In The Media – March 2012

AAN Team

Ratlos am Hindukusch Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, April 2012 In this op-ed for the Berlin-based monthly, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig comments on the recent events in Afghanistan like the Panjwai massacre and the Quran burnings, the failure of Western policy that allowed the military to take over core decisions on Afghanistan and the dilemma […]

AAN in the Media Read more

Local Officials Play Truant in Afghan North

admin

IWPR, 15 February 2012 An investigation of the Kabul-based journalists organisation finds that in Balkh province, 12 out of the 15 sub-governors rarely appeared at their workplaces in 2011 between March and August, even though Balkh is considered one of the safest provinces in Afghanistan.

Recommended Reads Read more