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Winning with warlords in Afghanistan
A fundamental contradiction has been built into America's intervention in Afghanistan since the first days of the war in 2001. On the one hand, US policymakers have viewed the promotion of liberalExpand
Supporting Democracy in the Former Soviet Union: Why the Impact of US Assistance Has Been Below Expectations
Recent studies find that US democracy assistance has helped build new democratic regimes across the globe. Nearly two decades of democracy assistance in the former Soviet Union (FSU), however, appearExpand
Afghanistan reconstruction in regional perspective
The reconstruction of Afghanistan is in part dependent upon the reintegration of Afghanistan into the international community. Reintegration, in turn, is dependent upon Afghanistan's trans-borderExpand
Afghanistan, 1978 Revolution and Islamic Civil War
WHICH POLICIES ARE REWARDED: EXPLAINING THE DISTRIBUTION OF U.S. FOREIGN AID AFTER THE END OF THE COLD WAR
The goal of this study is to elucidate what drives the distribution of U.S. foreign assistance. Why do some states receive more than others? Does the U.S. use aid to reward certain “good” policies?Expand