Hamid Karzai
Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan's war-weary people Presidential elections do not offer much hope for Afghanistan’s war-weary people

As many as 16 candidates are fighting to win the support of more than 9.6 million voters in Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election since 2001. The elections on September 28 are taking place amid rising violence by the Taliban and more attacks by US and government forces

How can democracy be strengthened in Afghanistan? How can democracy be strengthened in Afghanistan?

Nearly 15 years after the first presidential election, there are very few national political parties in Afghanistan, a structural weakness that prevents democracy from taking root in the country

Despite assemblies and multiple rounds of talks, peace remains elusive in Afghanistan

The recent Loya Jirga and rounds of talks between the US and the Taliban do not seem to be able to provide a clear road map for the peace process in Afghanistan

Who’s afraid of intra-Afghan dialogue?

The two-day conference of mainstream Afghan politicians and Taliban representatives in Moscow on February 5-6 has become a landmark event in the peace process

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