Monthly Archives: November 2009

Afghanistan’s Post-Taliban Constitution: “Most Enlightened” but Inappropriate?

-Dr. M. Nazif Shahrani- As a multiethnic post-colonial buffer nation-state, Afghanistan was ruled over by autocratic centralizing monarchic regimes for nearly a century following its creation in late 19th century. Extant ethnic and tribal differences gradually transformed into articulated forms of social fragmentation due to discriminatory nationalizing policies of the failing state leading to Khlaq-Parcham […]

AIAS Board of Trustees Meeting

-Held in conjunction with 2009 MESA Conference Vineyard Room (4th Floor), Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston- The 2009 Board of Trustees Meeting for AIAS will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009 in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA. The meeting will begin […]

Beyond the Election: Building Government Legitimacy in Afghanistan

-Shahmahmood Miakhel, USIP (Afghanistan) J. Alexander Thier, USIP (Washington), Director of Afghanistan and Pakistan Moderated by John Dempsey, USIP Afghanistan- AIAS in coopration with the U.S. Institute of Peace is pleased to host a discussion on the outcomes of the recent elections in Afghanistan and how government legitimacy can be constructed in Afghanistan. Space for […]