Recommended Reading

Loya Jirgas and Political Crisis Management in Afghanistan: Drawing on the Bank of Tradition


USIP, September 2019

A special report by Scott S. Smith on the politicisation of Loya Jirgas in post-2001 Afghanistan, with an annex with key characteristics of Loya Jirgas since 1915, a lot quotes from of AAN and a key recommendation:

Should a loya jirga be required to resolve an electoral crisis or ratify a new political order following a peace agreement with the Taliban, particular attention will need to be paid to ensuring representativeness (including new political constituencies, such as women and youth, that have emerged in the post-2001 order) and transparency.

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