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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Political Stability in Afghanistan: A 2020 Vision and Roadmap

Categories: Afghanistan,Elections/Campaigns

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/sr408-political-stability-in-afghanistan-a-2020-vision-and-roadmap.pdf

Examines Afghanistan’s political future from the operation of the current National Unity Government agreement to parliamentary, district, and presidential elections and proposals for constitutional amendments.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Aid and Stabilization in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Foreign Assistance

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-06/sr405-aid-and-stabilization-in-afghanistan.pdf

Examines U.S. Agency for International Development stabilization programming in Afghanistan, focusing on whether it reduced violence, increased support for the government, and promoted other desirable outcomes.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Industrial-Scale Looting of Afghanistan’s Mineral Resources

Categories: Afghanistan,Geology/Mining,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-05/sr404-industrial-scale-looting-of-afghanistan-s-mineral-resources.pdf

Describes the extent of mineral looting with related government corruption and the distribution of illegal wealth to fuel warlords  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Additional Troops for Afghanistan? Considerations for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,NATO

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44853.pdf

This short report is designed to assist Congress as it evaluates various proposals to broaden the mission and introduce more U.S. ground troops for Resolute Support Mission, the ongoing NATO mission to train and support Afghan security forces. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Responding to Corruption and the Kabul Bank Collapse

Categories: Afghanistan,Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR398-Responding-to-Corruption-and-the-Kabul-Bank-Collapse.pdf

Efforts to resolve the 2010 bank collapse illustrate the problems in combatting corruption in Afghanistan.  This report updates the government’s efforts and provides recommendations for improving the regulatory and judicial climate.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Afghan Women and Violent Extremism: Colluding, Perpetrating, or Preventing?

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Terrorism,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR396-Afghan-Women-and-Violent-Extremism.pdf

Looks at the multiple roles women in Afghanistan play in supporting, countering, and preventing violent extremism.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Ninth Report to Congress Pursuant to the International Anticorruption and Good Governance Act

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,Haiti,Latin America,Ukraine

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/rpt/264335.htm

Latest annual report, covering 2014-15, on U.S. anticorruption efforts and corresponding efforts by priority countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, and Ukraine.  From the State Department

 

The Rise and Stall of the Islamic State in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Arab,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR395-The-Rise-and-Stall-of-the-Islamic-State-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Describes the rise of an Islamic State enclave in eastern Afghanistan and its problems in trying to align with the Taliban and other jihadists from various parts of Asia. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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