The South Asia Channel

Strengthening Afghanistan’s Ballot Box

Almost one year after the historic power-sharing deal in Afghanistan that was caused by dysfunction in the electoral process, where does reform stand?

The South Asia Channel

Is it Ghani’s Time to Shine?

When Ghani was elected, many thought he was the right man to repair the country. Despite all of his efforts, there are still four key areas where improvement is needed.

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Pakistani Hate, Indian Disdain

Pakistan and India needed to meet to show the world that they are ready to talk about Kashmir. But before they can talk, they must overcome their animosity.

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Peril and Persecution in Afghanistan

Kidnapping, infertile land, and poor aid distribution are only some of the troubles the Hazaras face. They are victimized by militants, the Taliban, and maybe even the Islamic State.

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Afghanistan, Choose Your Enemies Wisely

The Taliban’s new leadership may be the last decent opportunity for a political solution to the conflict. Without one, the Islamic State will make Afghanistan the next Iraq or Syria.

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From Aid to Trade

For Afghanistan's economy to stand on its own feet, the government must begin with these four reforms.

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