Mohammad Shoaib Haidary

Mohammad Shoaib Haidary is a freelance researcher working in Afghanistan. Since 2015, he has been a data analyst. He writes on Afghan politics, security and economic development.

Without Free and Fair Elections, Afghanistan’s Economy Will Not Recover

September 25, 2019

Afghanistan’s presidential election, scheduled for September 28, will hopefully bring the 9.6 million registered voters to the polling stations, 35% of them women. The election is essentially a rematch between the current president, Ashraf Ghani, and his chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, plus 15 more contenders. The election process faces many...

Can an Interim Government Provide a Peaceful Solution to the War in Afghanistan?

April 10, 2019

It is important that any peace deal should further legitimize the current state, strengthen the post-2001 democratization process and include all the parties involved in the conflict. With the US stating its intention to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the doors have opened for political settlement to end more than 17...

Can the Afghan Peace Process Succeed?

January 28, 2019

Talks with the Taliban must include long-term, patient efforts to negotiate and resolve the disagreements between the Afghans on the issue of peace. In 2018, Afghanistan witnessed rapid changes in the ongoing peace process. In early February, President Ashraf Ghani extended an unconditional peace offer to the Taliban. The war...