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The main intersection in Shin Kalay village half an hour's drive east of Lashkargah Photo: Andrew Quilty, 2018.

One Land, Two Rules (6): Delivering public services in insurgency-affected Nad Ali district of Helmand province

Ali Mohammad Sabawoon

In opium-rich Nad Ali district, public service provision is poor. The district is roughly divided between the government and the Taleban and they continue to clash over control of population, territory and roads. Although only the government and NGOs fund public services, the Taleban exert considerable control over what is delivered in their areas, determining […]

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Credible Afghan Elections Seen Critical to Future Stability, Donor Backing

AAN Team

US Institute of Peace, 13 December 2012 Read a short summary of the 11 December event at USIP Washington in which AAN Advisory Board chairman Francesc Vendrell and Senior Analyst Thomas Ruttig discussed reconciliation and elections during two panels (see also ‘events’)

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11 December 2012, Washington: AAN’s Vendrell and Ruttig at USIP Event

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‘Elections, Reconciliation, and the Final Two Years of Afghanistan’s Transition: Perspectives from the International Community’ is the title of two panel discussions at USIP in Washington DC coming week. From AAN, Francesc Vendrell, chairman of the Advisory Board, and Thomas Ruttig will participate. As the clock winds down on the final two years of Afghanistan’s […]

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18 October 2010: New report ‘Dangerous Liaisons’

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This USIP Special Report report by independent Afghanistan analyst Matt Waldman is based on six months of field research between January and June 2010, funded by the U.S. Institute of Peace and Canadian Global Peace and Security Fund and facilitated and supported by the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN). The aim was to better understand insurgent […]

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Footnotes to an AAN political parties blog

Andrew Wilder

On 13 September 2010, we published a piece about the role of political parties in the current Afghan election process and also touched upon the issue of the election system, the Single Non-Transferable Vote or SNTV. We called the latter ‘a party-less party-hostile system’. Our frequent author Aunohita Mojumdar disagrees – and finds the Afghan […]

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15 September 2010: Matt Waldman’s USIP Peace Brief Out (with AAN input)

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Field research indicates that the coalition’s military surge is intensifying the conflict, and compounding enmity and mistrust between the Afghan conflict’s parties, concludes Matt Waldman in his Peace Brief titled “Navigating Negotiations in Afghanistan” and authored for the US Institute of Peace. It is therefore reducing the prospects of negotiations, which require confidence-building measures that should […]

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26 August 2009, 5 pm, Kabul: Book Presentation and Discussion on Reconciliation

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A new book by Michael Semple titled ‘Reconciliation in Afghanistan’, published by the US Institute of Peace (USIP), was released in the United States in July. USIP Kabul launches the book in an event on 26 August in the AIAS Office, Wazir Akbar Khan, Street 15, First Street to Left, House No. 57. Nader Nadery from the Afghan […]

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