This article argues that the key issue confronting post-2001 Afghanistan is not so much which particular strongman should rule Afghanistan, but rather how. And the answer is devolution of power and decentralized local governance under a constitution that can be owned by all.
Armed governance: the case of the CIA-supported Afghan militias
Antonio De Lauri, Astri Suhrke
Small Wars and Insurgencies
Truth and Logic for a More Peaceful World: Kristian Berg Harpviken in Conversation with Arne Strand