Research on Nomad-Settler Conflict: The Afghan State Cannot Leave the Issue Unmanaged

KABUL, 13 January 2018: The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) launched one of its recent research papers in a meeting attended by community representatives, civil societyorganizations, government officials and media at the AREU Office on 13 January 2018 in Kabul.


Kabul Citizens Vote to Strength

Kabul Citizens Vote to Strengthen Democracy and Reform, Despite Lacking Trust in the Process


Two Papers On Poppy Cultivation in Rural Helmand From Varying Perspectives

Relief Web

Swinging Between Hope and Despair: Kabul Citizens’ Voting Behaviour in the 2018 Wolesi Jirga Election


Swinging Between Hope and Despair

Zaman News

Kabul flocks to vote in bid to rebuild broken nation despite low levels of trust

Kabul citizens are willing to vote in October 20th parliamentary elections to exercise their franchise in strengthening democracy and reforms, even though trust levels on the electoral process is at lowest ebb.



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