Launching ceremony of “The Challenging Path towards Democracy in Afghanistan“ in Herat

Posted on: 26-03-2018


On Monday 26 March 2018 the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS); launched its research paper entitled “The Challenging Path towards Democracy in Afghanistan: An Assessment and Critique of National Debates on Alternative Political Systems in Afghanistan”. The purpose of the current paper is to highlight different viewpoints on the notion of changing the current political system in Afghanistan. 
The research project was carried out through a qualitative method, using key Informant Interviews as the main data gathering tool. The research team conducted some 49 in-depth interviews with field experts. Given the varieties of opinions about reforming the political system and the division of certain political groups as defendants and opponents of decentralization, the research team strived to make sure that the interviewees included rival groups from different political parties, ethnic grouping and different regions of the country. The interviews were conducted in Kabul and six provinces including; Mazar-e-Sharif, Jowzjan, Bamiyan, Herat, Kandahar and Nengarhar in order to relatively collect opinions from four corners of the country.
At this program, guests talked about the importance of this research in afghan society and continued without political discourse among intellectuals and politicians we cannot reach to the desired results.
The event concluded with a Q&A session. The event was organized by AISS regional office in Herat. For further information about our representative, please email to: herat@aiss.af