The rules of the game: Towards a theory of networks of access

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The post-Taliban state-building process began earnestly and with great optimism at the Bonn conference in 2001. At Bonn, the international community brought together a carefully selected group of Afghan stakeholders and created a new vision for the country’s future, premised

The rules of the game: Towards a theory of networks of access

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The post-Taliban state-building process began earnestly and with great optimism at the Bonn conference in 2001. At Bonn, the international community brought together a carefully selected group of Afghan stakeholders and created a new vision for the country’s future, premised

Moving With the Times

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Introduction There is much speculation that opium poppy cultivation will reach a new peak in Afghanistan in 2016,1 surpassing the previous high of 2014 when an estimated 224,000 hectares (ha) were grown.2 Indeed, signs of a potential “unprecedented” year were

Moving with the Times: How Opium Poppy Cultivation has Adapted to the Changing Environment in Afghanistan

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This “watching brief” has described a number of trends with respect to agriculture, land settlement, and opium poppy in several areas of Afghanistan. It highlights two separate but highly related issues. First, what will be farmers’ response to changes in

A Balancing Act for Extractive Sector Governance

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This issue paper aims to examine the role and governance of the extractive sector in the economic development of Afghanistan. Specifically, the paper first addresses the threshold question as to whether, and if so, how the extractive sector can support

Developing transboundary water resources: What perspectives for cooperation between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan?

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Since the fall of the Taliban, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) has been actively trying to resume its hydraulic mission that was put on hold in the late 1970s. Improving water control through the construction of

A Closer Look at Men and “Masculinities”: Their Proactive Contribution to Gender Equality

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Masculinity is defined as how people perceive male-ness. The overall goal of this research is a comprehensive understanding of different notions of being a man in Afghanistan and how they contribute to gender inequality. The study addressed boys’ and men’s

A Closer Look at Men and “Masculinities”: Their Proactive Contribution to Gender Equality

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Masculinity is defined as how people perceive male-ness. The overall goal of this research is a comprehensive understanding of different notions of being a man in Afghanistan and how they contribute to gender inequality. The study addressed boys’ and men’s

Developing transboundary water: What perspectives for cooperation between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan?

Pages from 1607E Developing transboundary water resources

Since the fall of the Taliban, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) has been actively trying to resume its hydraulic mission that was put on hold in the late 1970s. Improving water control through the construction of

When Will Transitional Justice in Afghanistan Become a Part of the Transitional Decade?

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The current study has been undertaken to assess if the perceptions of Transitional Justice (TJ) as still as relevant when the “call for justice” exercise was undertaken by the AIHRC. The participants and informants of the study were chosen from