Only a Transparent Runoff Will Guarantee a Future for Afghans

June 11, 2014

Afghanistan will turn into a hornet’s nest, should the runoff elections be stricken with fraud. Afghanistan’s presidential and provincial elections on April 5 were widely applauded. Nearly 60% of voters, including 36% of women, appeared at the long queues and cast their ballots, despite...

Afghans’ Vote Re-Shuffles the Diplomatic Deck

April 07, 2014

Amid the country's presidential election, Afghans have created new opportunities for Afghanistan. Afghans' surprisingly enthusiastic participation in their presidential campaign and the election on April 5 should jolt citizens and foreigners alike out of their pessimism about the...

The Afghanistan Presidential Election: A Guide

April 04, 2014

Who will become Afghanistan's next president? Background Elections in Afghanistan are set to be held on April 5, 2014. Incumbent President Hamid Karzai is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term in office. Several candidates are on the ballot — among the frontrunners being...