This report argues that billions of dollars in international assistance to Afghanistan in the past decade have created a rentier state that is unprecedented in the country's history and highly dependent upon international military forces to fight armed opposition groups. Given that the NATO-led combat forces are scheduled to be out by 2014, and that the related war-and-aid economy which has developed probably will mirror the military drawdown, a key question is how the Transition will affect present political elite structures and the implications this will have for social order.
Examining poverty and food insecurity in the context of long-term social-ecological changes in Kabul, Afghanistan
Yograj Gautam, Anwesha Dutta, Patrick Jantz, Alark Saxena, Antonio De Lauri
Understanding and addressing poverty and food insecurity in Afghanistan
Is there legal pluralism in Afghanistan? Notes on injustice and access to justice
Antonio De Lauri