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Elections in Afghanistan

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.

Advice to Karzai: Build Support To Bring Taliban Into Loya Jirga

Gerard Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gerard Russell

Military force alone cannot roll back the Taliban's influence in Afghanistan. Karzai has promised a 'Loya Jirga,' a consultative gathering to discuss how to include the Taliban in the political system. But is the Loya Jirga going to be enough?

Afghanistan Elections Threatened By Intimidation, Violence: UN

Reuters | Peter Graff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - Insurgent violence and threats have hurt preparation for Afghanistan's August 20 election and could prevent large numbers of terrifi...

Afghanistan Elections Could Hinge On Provincial Poppy Production

The Washington Post | Pamela Constable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan -- The economic fortunes of Badakhshan province, a remote and wildly beautiful corner of far northeastern Afghanistan, have rise...