Balancing the Use of Water Resources in the Amu Darya Basin
ADBN Policy Brief No. 2.
Joelle Rizk and Berdakh Utemuratov
ADBN Contributors: Dr. I. Abdullaev, Dr. M. Aminova, Prof. V. Dukhovny, Dr. N. Eqrar, M. Krasznai, Dr. S. Rakhmatullaev, Dr. O. Shipin, H. Thakkar, and Dr. D. Ziganshina.
Central Asia and Afghanistan are abundant in natural resources, including land, water and energy. Basin countries depend on the Amu Darya Basin for different economic and livelihoods neeRead more
Iran and its Relationship to Afghanistan After the Nuclear Deal
How would the conclusion of the nuclear deal and the lifting of the sanctions on Iran be expected to alter relations with Afghanistan? The opening of Iran can be turned into the victory for soft power and a model for diplomacy, reform and moderation. But to gain a rightful place as a benevolent and strong neighbor whose dividends of peace could spread over the region, Iran needs to avoid specific pitfalls, this policy brief warns.Read more
The Afghan National Army After ISAF
As casualties mounted to dramatic levels in 2015, even according to official figures that are most likely underestimated, the Afghan National Army (ANA) has for the first time begun experiencing serious problems in recruitment. The army also experienced a resurgence of ghost soldiering (soldiers who are listed as being on active duty, but who do not serve)—a problem which had been largely contained by 2010. The units most exposed in the fighting were seriously depleted and under-strength byRead more
Afghanistan 2016 Turbulent Transitions
This Report is the product of the Delhi Policy Group’s Seventh Regional Conference on Peace and Stabilization in Afghanistan, along with a series of bilateral and trilateral discussions, planning visits and interviews conducted over the course of 2015-6. Focused on providing a Track II complement to the ofﬁcial Heart of AsiaIstanbul Process, the regional conference series comprises participants from eleven to thirteen Heart of Asia countries, most of whom have met annually over a period oRead more
AFGHANISTAN THREAT ASSESSMENT: THE TALIBAN AND ISIS
Dec 11, 2015 – Jessica Lewis
This map partially depicts areas of Taliban control and support and ISIS presence across Afghanistan as of December 10, 2015 as well as the status of district centers that have been attacked by Taliban militants in 2015. Some support zones depicted on the map exceed the bounds of the districts explicitly researched as part of this project. These low-confidence support zone assessments are bRead more