Democracy Denied: The False Promise of Afghanistan’s Constitutional Order
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Democracy in Afghanistan has not lived up to its potential because it was never given a chance to thrive. The blame for this is not to be found in its citizens, its flourishing civil society, or in its vibrant media. It has been limited for two main reasons.
The Republic and Its Enemies: The Status of the Republic in Afghanistan
Friday, January 01, 2021
This study analyzes the western political theory of the republic; Conceptualizing "Islamic Republic"; a long walk to constitutionalism and republic; the vicious republic; the constraints of the constitution: the rule of law, principle of the separation and balance of powers and counter-majoritarianism; and the causes of the vicious republic. In other words, the study highlights the difference b...
Compartmentalized Culture: Reflection on the Political Culture of Afghanistan
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
This research has analyzed the political culture of Afghanistan in three parts: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed. In the first part, 384 questionnaires in proportion to populations in ten provinces of Afghanistan were distributed and then their data were analyzed by SPSS software. In the qualitative section, after analyzing the quantitative research data, other questions arose tha...
The 2019 Presidential Election, A Continuation of Processes and Results
Sunday, March 01, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to explicitly, objectively and systematically assess Afghanistan’s Presidential Election of 2019. This is the fifth in a series of election papers published since 2006 concerning all elections in Afghanistan since 2004.
Ethnic Groups and Distribution of Political Power in Afghanistan: Modifying or Changing of the Political System
Sunday, December 01, 2019
The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), launched its recent research paper titled “Ethnic Groups and Distribution of Political Power in Afghanistan: Modifying or Changing of the Political System”. This study explores the constitution’s success and/or failure in distribution of power among different ethnic groups; the characteristics of an appropriate system that is...
The Myth of Afghan Electoral Democracy The Irregularities of the 2014 Presidential Election
Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the launching ceremony for the research paper titled “The Myth of Afghan Electoral Democracy: The Irregularities of the 2014 Presidential Election”. This paper is written by Professor Thomas H. Johnson, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS). This research systematically assesses the 201...
Electoral Reform and the Experience of Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan
Saturday, September 01, 2018
The AISS released its latest research paper, entitled “Electoral Reform and the Experience of Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan” The purpose of this paper sheds lights the Models of Electoral Systems, Understanding Elections in Afghanistan, Political Parties and Renewed Push for Electoral Reform
The Challenging Path towards Democracy in Afghanistan: An Assessment and Critique of National Debates on Alternative Political Systems in Afghanistan
Thursday, February 01, 2018
The AISS released its latest research paper, entitled “The Challenging Path towards Democracy in Afghanistan: An Assessment and Critique of National Debates on Alternative Political Systems in Afghanistan”. The purpose of the current paper is to highlight.....
Afghanistan’s Constitution and Society in Transition
Monday, August 01, 2016
The AISS released one of its latest reseach report titled: “Afghanistan’s constitution and the society in transition”. This study’s major objective was to assess the public level of awareness on the constitution’s content and major provisions and getting the reforming and adjusting views and recommendations for possible amendment of the constitution.