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Davood Moradian

Davood Moradian is the director-general of the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies and former chief of programmes in President Hamid Karzai's office and chief policy adviser to Afghanistan's ministry of foreign affairs.

Politics

The mistakes Trump should not repeat in Afghanistan

Trump administration should revise key assumptions about Washington's approach to Afghanistan.

Politics

Afghanistan is heading for civil war or worse

Deepening political crisis could prove to be fertile ground for separatist sentiments to grow in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan political crisis: Entitlement vs democracy

Only legitimate, effective and sustainable politics can untangle the country from its multitude of challenges.

Afghanistan

Ethnic polarisation: Afghanistan's emerging threat

Despite Afghans' proven records in ethnic harmony, the growing ethnic polarisation can easily spread across the society.

War & Conflict

Afghan peace process: Desperation versus strength

The general weariness of the Afghan conflict provides the necessary push for finding a viable peace settlement.

War & Conflict

Iran deal: A possible game-changer for Afghanistan

The nuclear agreement could be a vital booster for the restoration of Afghan heritage.

Politics

Afghanistan's shaky foundations

The Afghan government is on the path towards collapse - can anything be done to prevent it?

War & Conflict

New Year, new beginning for Afghan-US relations

Can Ghani, Abdullah and Obama create a new narrative for troubled Afghan-US relations?

Politics

Afghan democracy and western hypocrisy

What remains unrecognised is the West's complicity in denying Afghan democratic aspirations.

Politics

Afghanistan: Beyond ethnic politics and 'jihad dividends'

After a highly personality-driven electoral process, contested results have put Afghanistan's stability at risk.

Politics

Obama's Afghan war: Dereliction of duty

The problem is not Afghanistan's colossal challenges but Washington's receding self-confidence and incapable leadership.

Politics

Afghan democracy: Myths and promises

Enduring Orientalist perceptions of Afghanistan must not detract from the country's third democratic experience.