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Presidential Elections and Stalled Peace Talks in Afghanistan

Am 28. September waren die Afghanen zum vierten Mal seit 2001 zu Präsidentschaftswahlen aufgerufen. 9,3 Millionen Bürger, darunter über 30 Prozent Frauen, hatten sich zur Wahl registriert. Die befürchtete Anschlagswelle im Land blieb aus. Gleichzeitig deuten erste Hochrechnungen an, dass die Wahlbeteiligung auf einem Rekordtief liegen könnte. Angesichts der Anfang September überraschend abgebrochenen Friedensgesprächen zwischen den USA und Taliban und einem anstehenden harten Wettbewerb zwischen den Präsidentschaftskandidaten stehen Afghanistan ungewisse Zeiten bevor. Welche Chancen bestehen für die Wiederbelebung des Friedensprozesses? Und wie kann eine neugewählte Regierung auch nach einem US-Truppenrückzug die Sicherheit im Land garantieren?

The Afghan-Pakistani Relations

Trapped in their Security Dilemma

Die Konflikte in Afghanistan und Pakistan überlagern sich seit Jahrzehnten und haben eine friedliche Lösung in Afghanistan erschwert. Die Eskalation in Kaschmir kam zu einem denkbar ungünstigen Zeitpunkt; die Friedensgespräche zwischen Taliban und den USA befinden sich in einer möglichen Endphase und stellen die verfassungsmäßige Ordnung, das internationale Engagement in Afghanistan sowie die regionale Sicherheitsarchitektur neu zu Verhandlung.

Unity Government in Kabul

Afghan handover undemocratic but peaceful

The Afghan constitution barred serving President Hamid Karzai from standing again in 2014. Thus, many Afghans hoped that the third presidential election since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 would bring the first democratic handover in the country’s history. But when a victor was finally announced almost six months after the first round of voting, there was little mention of democracy in Kabul.

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 election process and the extent of proven manipulation will reveal a great deal about the progress of Afghan democratisation. Ensuring that the election can be held across the entire country will also represent the ultimate test for the Afghan security forces – shortly before the withdrawal of NATO combat forces.

Parliamentary Bulletin 06/2009

What Happens in the Afghan Parliament?

The Parliamentary Bulletin covers on a monthly base issues discussed in the Afghan Parliament. Additionally, chosen MPs make a contribution. Please follow the link to read more about June 2009. With this coverage the publication series ends.

Parliamentary Bulletin 04 & 05/2009

What Happens in the Afghan Parliament?

The Parliamentary Bulletin covers on a monthly base issues discussed in the Afghan Parliament. Additionally, chosen MPs make a contribution. Please follow the link to read more about April and May 2009.

Parliamentary Bulletin 03/2009

What Happens in the Afghan Parliament?

The Parliamentary Bulletin covers on a monthly base issues discussed in the Afghan Parliament. Additionally, chosen MPs make a contribution. Please follow the link to read more about March 2009.

Parliamentary Bulletin 02/2009

What Happens in the Afghan Parliament?

The Parliamentary Bulletin covers on a monthly base issues discussed in the Afghan Parliament. Additionally, chosen MPs make a contribution. Please follow the link to read more about February 2009.

Parliamentary Bulletin 7/2008

What happens in the Afghan Parliament?

The Bulletin covers on a monthly base issues discussed in the Afghan Parliament. Additionally, chosen Members of Parliament make a contribution to the bulletin on issues discussed in the previous month.

Parliamentary Bulletin 6/2008

The Bulletin covers on a monthly base issues discussed in the Afghan Parliament. Additionally, chosen Members of Parliament make a contribution to the bulletin on issues discussed in the previous month.

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