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Women and Conflict in Afghanistan

Asia Report N°252, 14 October 2013

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Women are increasingly exposed to violence and exclusion from the public sphere as Afghanistan nears the 2014 security transition and conservative forces gain momentum.

CrisisWatch N°128

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Women and Conflict in Afghanistan, Asia Report N°252, 14 Oct 2013

Women are increasingly exposed to violence and exclusion from the public sphere as Afghanistan nears the 2014 security transition and conservative forces gain momentum.

Afghanistan’s Parties in Transition, Asia Briefing N°141, 26 Jun 2013

Afghanistan’s political parties must exercise restraint as they jostle for power in the final months of President Karzai’s mandate. For its part, the outgoing administration should also resist calls to excessively regulate the parties. A commitment to pluralism, by all players, is key to the legitimacy of Kabul politics – and an important advantage against armed insurgents.

Afghanistan: The Long, Hard Road to the 2014 Transition, Asia Report N°236, 8 Oct 2012

Afghanistan is hurtling toward a devastating political crisis as the government prepares to take full control of security in 2014.

Talking About Talks: Toward a Political Settlement in Afghanistan, Asia Report N°221, 26 Mar 2012

A major course correction is needed if talks with the Taliban are to have any chance of delivering sustainable peace in Afghanistan.

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Aid and Conflict in Afghanistan, Asia Report N°210, 4 Aug 2011

After a decade of major security, development and humanitarian assistance, the international community has failed to achieve a politically stable and economically viable Afghanistan.

The Insurgency in Afghanistan’s Heartland, Asia Report N°207, 27 Jun 2011

Collusion between insurgent elements and corrupt government officials in Kabul and the nearby provinces has increased, leading to a profusion of criminal networks in the Afghan heartland.

Afghanistan’s Elections Stalemate, Asia Briefing N°117, 23 Feb 2011

The prolonged crisis over Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections has substantially weakened President Hamid Karzai’s government and could, if left unaddressed, drive disenfranchised Afghans into the arms of the Taliban, stoke ethnic tensions and increase the risks of civil war.

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Afghanistan: Exit vs Engagement, Asia Briefing N°115, 28 Nov 2010

U.S. plans to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by 2014 would lead to a collapse of the government in Kabul and serious security risks for the region.

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Reforming Afghanistan’s Broken Judiciary , Asia Report N°195, 17 Nov 2010

The Afghan government and the international community must prioritise the rule of law, which should be the primary pillar of a successful counter-insurgency strategy.

A Force in Fragments: Reconstituting the Afghan National Army, Asia Report N°190, 12 May 2010

Although the Afghan National Army could help stabilise the country, many challenges remain, including lack of leadership, low literacy, and poor logistics capabilities.

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