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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Afghan Economic Policy, Institutions, and Society Since 2001

Categories: Afghanistan,Business/Economics

Assesses the country’s shift to a market economy since 2001 in light of the country’s history, culture, and ideology. Finds more support among the younger generation, but dissatisfaction from others due to social conditions and an association with Western values. From the United States Institute of Peace


Ten Years in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military

Describes lessons learned from having both U.S. conventional and special operations forces in an Afghanistan valley region over a decade. From the United States Institute of Peace


Women’s Leadership Roles in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Women

Describes where Afghan women have made some small progress in assuming roles of leadership and where they continue to have no active role. From the United States Institute of Peace


Lessons and Opportunities from the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace

Examines the dynamics shaping the agreement, discusses its background, how this has limited reform progress, and how political, economic, and cultural factors constrain policy options. The TMAF provides for Afghan reform and donor support. From the United States Institute of Peace


Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2014

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq,Statistics

Provides details about contractor/troop levels and expenditures for contractors by the U.S. military during the period of study.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Ashraf Ghani’s Pakistan Outreach: Fighting Against the Odds

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Pakistan

Analyzes Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s decision to embark on a policy of conciliation with Pakistan to secure greater cooperation in fighting Taliban militants on Afghan soil.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Terrorism

Inaugural report in a new series of military reports on the situation in Afghanistan.  Reports on the noncombat mission to train, advise, and assist Afghan forces in the defense of their country.  From the Defense Department


Addressing Land Conflict in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution

Land disputes are a primary cause of conflict in Afghanistan where most land is untitled and unregistered.  This report examines the lessons learned from an attempt to test a new model of engaging community dispute resolution in formal land registration. From the United States Institute of Peace


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