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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Pakistan Political Unrest: In Brief

Categories: Afghanistan,India,Pakistan

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43717.pdf

Describes the street demonstrations and the degree to which they pose a threat to democracy in Pakistan.  Also analyzes the implications of the unrest for American economic and security interests.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Rethinking Afghan Local Governance Aid After Transition

Categories: Afghanistan,Foreign Assistance

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR349_Rethinking-Afghan-Local-Governance-Aid-After-Transition.pdf

Looks at the effectiveness of foreign assistance to remote and contested areas of Afghanistan from 2009 to 2014 and recommends revised strategies for the future.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Women’s Access to Justice in Afghanistan: Individual Versus Community Barriers to Justice

Categories: Afghanistan,Crime/Justice,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/PW98_Women%27s-Access-to-Justice-in-Afghanistan.pdf

This report maps how Afghan women seek justice when their rights are violated and the barriers women face in receiving a fair outcome.  Based on an ethnographic study of women’s disputes in five provinces of Afghanistan between March 2011 and January 2012.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Children and Armed Conflict [2013]: Report of the Secretary-General

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Syria,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=a/68/878

Covers 23 conflict situations mostly in Africa and the Middle East, and mistreatment of children by seven national armies and 50 armed groups.  From the United Nations

 

Sharia and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Civil/Human Rights,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR347-Sharia_and_Women%E2%80%99s_Rights_in_Afghanistan.pdf

Discusses recent efforts and future opportunities for using an Islamic perspective  to promote women’s rights in Afghanistan. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Afghan National Police in 2015 and Beyond

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR346_The_Afghan_National_Police_in_2015_and_Beyond.pdf

Describes the struggle to transition the Afghan police force from a wartime footing to a community policing model.    Calls for more foreign assistance for this task.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Afghanistan: Drug Trafficking and the 2014 Transition

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,History,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43540.pdf

Finds that the drug problem in Afghanistan, the world’s primary source of opium poppy cultivation and opium and heroin production, is worsening.  This report describes key U.S. counternarcotics programs in the country in the context of the 2014 transition.  The appendix contains historical tables on trends in Afghan drug cultivation, production, and trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of State Assistance to Afghanistan: $4 Billion Obligated Between 2002 and 2013

Categories: Afghanistan,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.sigar.mil/pdf/special%20projects/SIGAR-14-49-SP.pdf

Presents the State Department response to a call to all agencies to report on their total spending for Afghanistan reconstruction from 2002 to 2013.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

 

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