Successful presidential elections on 5 April 2014 would produce the first democratic handover in Afghanistan’s history. The vote also represents a milestone in the current transition phase. The organisation and conduct of the election process and the extent of proven manipulation will reveal a great deal about the progress of Afghan democratisation.
German ambassador visits the Institute of Diplomacy (IoD)
On occasion of the introduction of a new master programme "International Relations and Political Science" on March 05, 2014 at the Institute of Diplomacy (IoD) the German Ambassador to Afghanistan, Martin Jäger, gave a speech on German and European policy towards Afghanistan post-2014 and discussed with the course participants.
Graduation ceremony at the Institute of Diplomacy (IoD)
On February 05, 2014 altogether 109 diplomats and civil servants of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who attended courses at the Institute of Diplomacy (IoD) throughout 2013, received their certificates during a ceremony that was attended by Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani and Western diplomats.
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is one of the political foundations of Germany. The Foundation provides an active and substantial contribution to international cooperation and understanding. The KAS' programmes in Afghanistan intend to assist in establishing a democratic state based on the rule of law, and support the development of an economic system.
Electoral process and campaigning in Afghanistan
Local Afghan Power Structures
Women's groups co-operation / Preparatory Workshop
2014 Presidential elections are crucial
Successful presidential elections on 5 April 2014 would produce the first democratic handover in Afghanistan’s history. The vote also represents a milestone in the current transition phase. The organisation and conduct of the [...]
As a follow-up initiative to the Federal Foreign Office funded conference "Shaping the future of Afghanistan and Pakistan" the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation's Kabul and Islamabad offices in autumn 2013 launched a comprehensive [...]
In view of recurring election shortcomings, Afghanistan faces the choice of either fixing evident flaws or risking the collapse of its political system.