Democratic Handover in Afghanistan?

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. more…

Group photo of the participants of the master programme "International Relations and Political Science" at the Institute of Diplomacy (IoD) with the German Ambassador Martin Jäger.

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.

Students of a course at the Institute of Diplomacy (IoD) of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs holding their certificates just after the graduation ceremony.

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.

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Welcome

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.

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Previous events

Feb. 28
Experts' Meeting

Third KAS Kabul Roundtable

Electoral process and campaigning in Afghanistan

Nov. 20
Experts' Meeting

Second KAS Kabul Roundtable (with AAN)

Local Afghan Power Structures

Nov. 17
Workshop

"Trust building through joint activities"

Women's groups co-operation / Preparatory Workshop

Oct. 20
Seminar

Conference "Principles of Social Market Economy"

Publications

Democratic Handover in Afghanistan?

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 [...] more…

Women's groups co-operation / Fact Finding Mission

Workshop Report

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 [...] more…

An unsatisfactory status quo

Comment

In view of recurring election shortcomings, Afghanistan faces the choice of either fixing evident flaws or risking the collapse of its political system. more…

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