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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Ashraf Ghani’s Pakistan Outreach: Fighting Against the Odds

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Pakistan

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR376-Ashraf-Ghani-Pakistan-Outreach-Fighting-against-the-Odds.pdf

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

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/June_1225_Report_Final.pdf

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

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR372-Addressing-Land-Conflict-in-Afghanistan.pdf

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

 

Failed Relations Between Hamid Karzai and the United States: What Can We Learn?

Categories: Afghanistan,Foreign Affairs

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR373-Failed-Relations-between-Hamid-Karzai-and-the-United-States.pdf

Traces the deterioration in U.S. relations with Karzai to specific U.S. actions and Karzai’s world view and experience.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Understanding Afghanistan’s 2014 Presidential Election: The Limits to Democracy in a Limited Access Order

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR370-Understanding-Afghanistan%E2%80%99s-2014-Presidential-Election.pdf

Explores the limits of what can be expected from elections in a strife-torn country and how elections may even prove destabilizing.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

 

Political Parties in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR362-Political-Parties-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Assesses the contribution of political parties to date in the Afghan transition toward democracy.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Neutrality in Afghanistan’s Foreign Policy

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,History

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR360-Neutrality-in-Afghanistan%27s-Foreign-Policy.pdf

The withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan makes the country an area of competition for influence from neighboring countries.  This report examines the history of Afghanistan’s neutrality as a first step toward diplomatic solutions for conflict in the country.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Islamic Law, Customary Law, and Afghan Informal Justice

Categories: Afghanistan,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR363-Islamic-Law-CustomaryLaw-and-Afghan-Informal-Justice.pdf

Examines the points of tension and agreement between Islamic law and customary tribal laws to suggest a way forward for Afghanistan, particularly in granting greater rights to women.

From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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