Governance lessons from the Ghani – Noor rift

This administrative/political stand-off offers three ‘governance’ lessons for Afghanistan: use of local knowledge to expand legitimacy, inclusive central administration, and decentralization of authority and responsibility.

Ghani’s academic thinking and contradictory actions as President

Ashraf Ghani swore in as the President of Afghanistan on 28 September 2014. In his first presidential speech, he attempted to indicate he had a fine understanding of challenges in Afghanistan. I, however, argue he has an academic knowledge of the problems; he either turns a blind eye to the realities of the country or is... Continue Reading →

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