An Assessment and Critique of National Debates on Alternative Political Systems in Afghanistan


By AISS Research Department

**The piece is the first of a few discussing the recently published AISS report entitled “The Challenging Path towards D

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The Nation-State: Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives


By Magnus Marsden

The origins of the nation-state and the sources of nationalism have been a source of profound interest to historians, sociologists, philosop

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A Peaceful Afghanistan Key to Regional Connectivity in South and Central Asia


By M. Ashraf Haidari

Landlocked countries like Afghanistan are at a great disadvantage over their littoral neighbors with access to sea for regional and global trade. Naturally, the peace, security, and prosperity of landlocked countries depe

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The World in Transition: Relevance of Nation State Concept in the Era of Global Interdependence


By Gen. Rajiv Narayanan

**The contents of this piece were presented at the Herat Security Dialogue – VI (13-14 October 2017). Note that references have been omitted here to help with the flow of the text.**

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The Illusion of Afghanistan’s Electoral Representative Democracy


By Professor Thomas H. Johnson

**This article is an excerpt of a paper published by Prof. Thomas Johnson with the same title (Small Wars & Insurgencies, vol. 29, 2018). The full article is available for Read more