Afghanistan

Chatham House research on Afghanistan explores a range of issues including domestic politics, the Afghanistan economy, post-war development, the rights of Afghan women and the country’s role in regional and international affairs. 

Afghanistan is faced with increased insurgency affecting all parts of the country, the world’s second largest refugee population and record numbers of internally displaced peoples and civilian casualties.

A major project is Afghanistan: Opportunity in Crisis.

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International Affairs

Review article: Reimagining Afghanistan

International Affairs

NATO contracting in Afghanistan: the problem of principal–agent networks

Khyber Pass, the mountain pass linking Pakistan with Afghanistan. Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images.
Research paper

Regional Implications of Afghanistan’s Transitions: Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Photo: Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Opportunity in Crisis: Navigating Afghanistan’s Uncertain Future

Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images.
Chatham House Briefing

Military and Civilian Assistance to Afghanistan 2001–14: An Incoherent Approach

Photo: Lintao Zhang / Pool / Getty Images.
Chatham House Briefing

Afghanistan and Its Neighbours: Forging Regional Engagement

Research paper

The Impact of IEDs on the Humanitarian Space in Afghanistan

Photo: Mustafa Najafizada
Chatham House Briefing

Afghanistan: The 2014 Vote and the Troubled Future of Elections

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Photo: Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency/Getty
The World Today

After the departure of ISAF, what would an Afghan peace process look like?

Photo: Joel Van Houdt
The World Today

Rula Ghani

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Chatham House Briefing

A Comparative Perspective on an Afghan Peace Process: Why, When, Who and What?

The World Today

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International Affairs

Reconciliation and research in Afghanistan: an analytical narrative

Image by Massoud Hossanini/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Who Wants What: Mapping the Parties’ Interests in the Afghanistan Conflict

Image by Massoud Hossanini/AFP/Getty Images.
Chatham House Briefing

Rebooting a Political Settlement: Engagement and Mediation after the Afghan Elections

The World Today

Afghanistan: Kabul prepares to go it alone

Leaving Them to It? Women’s Rights in Transitioning Afghanistan
Chatham House Briefing

Leaving Them to It? Women’s Rights in Transitioning Afghanistan

Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani, head of the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC), speaks during a press conference in Kabul 26 April 2014. Afghanistan's presidential election is set for a second-round vote, preliminary results showed. Photo by Shah Marai/
Research paper

Not ‘Legitimate’ Yet: The Need for Continued Commitment after the Afghan Elections

Farmers collecting wheat seed in Helmand. Photo: SAC Neil Chapman (RAF)/MOD/DFID
Chatham House Briefing

Afghanistan: Innovative Risk Management Approaches for Local Aid Delivery

Local women poll observers watch over a polling station, as Afghans defy Taliban threats and vote in record numbers in presidential elections on 5 April 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by Scott Peterson/Getty Images.
Research paper

Electoral Turnout in Afghanistan: An Act of Defiance?

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