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Dr Ashraf Ghani

Congratulations to Anthropologist Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan's New President

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
American Anthropological Association

Formidable challenges face the new government, from deep social divisions to operating budget shortfalls and significant deficits to overcome in public facilities and services.

Afghanistan's Moment of Truth

Jan Eliasson | Posted 10.24.2014 | World
Jan Eliasson

On 12 July, the two candidates in Afghanistan's presidential race agreed to resolve their contest through a complete audit of votes cast in the June run-off elections. The purpose of the audit is to determine the will of the millions of Afghans.

"Green Shoots" of Democracy in Afghanistan

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

The forces of democracy are at work but they up against the violence of the insurgency and they are up against the state.

Ali Ahmad Jalali: The Candidate Of Afghanistan's Educated Young

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

President Karzai is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He is constitutionally obligated to leave his post by May 21, but the Afghan elections had ...

Ashraf Ghani Is Poised To Be A Leading Contender For Afghanistan's Presidency

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

With incumbent President Karzai looking as if he has involuntarily gone into "do not resuscitate" mode, it begs the question: who in their right mind would want to run Afghanistan?