Davood Moradian

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.

The mistakes Trump should not repeat in 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 is heading for civil war or worse

Afghanistan

Afghanistan political crisis: Entitlement vs democracy

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

Afghanistan political crisis: Entitlement vs democracy

Afghanistan

Ethnic polarisation: Afghanistan's emerging threat

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

Ethnic polarisation: Afghanistan's emerging threat

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.

Afghan peace process: Desperation versus strength

War & Conflict

Iran deal: A possible game-changer for Afghanistan

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

Iran deal: A possible game-changer for Afghanistan

Politics

Afghanistan's shaky foundations

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

Afghanistan's shaky foundations

War & Conflict

New Year, new beginning for Afghan-US relations

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

New Year, new beginning for Afghan-US relations

Politics

Afghan democracy and western hypocrisy

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

Afghan democracy and western hypocrisy

Politics

Afghanistan: Beyond ethnic politics and 'jihad dividends'

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

Afghanistan: Beyond ethnic politics and 'jihad dividends'

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.

Obama's Afghan war: Dereliction of duty

Politics

Afghan democracy: Myths and promises

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

Afghan democracy: Myths and promises