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New EFSAS Study Paper: Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan?


The argument put forth by this paper is that the imposition of an inappropriate model of democracy, the prioritization of American interests, and a pattern of opportune political decisions have, in fact, contributed to the destabilization and demise of democracy in Afghanistan. In the contemporary socio-political environment, characterized by a deeply divided society, a highly militarized and invasive international presence, and a history of flawed elections, the institutionalization of democracy will be a highly challenging task.