opinions

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

2018-01-29

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

2018-01-23

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

2018-01-14

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

Public Councils as the Effective Means of Decentralization of Power in Democratic States

2017-12-20

By Slyamzhar Akhmetzharov

**The contents of this piece were presented at the Herat Security Dialogue – VI (13-14 October 2017).**

The participation of ordinary citizens

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Afghanistan’s Electoral System: Political Participation or Democratic Revolution?

2017-12-11

By Mohammad Irfani

The article is a critical review of the book entitled “Criticism of Political Participation;

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