Published in: openSecurityAfghanistan Post-2014: power will be shared between the CIA, the Pentagon and the current elite
A power-sharing political system already exists, but not the one Farhad Arian envisions. The system proposed is unrealistic, and looking to the 'International Community' to bring it into being is misguided, at best.
Published in: openSecurityThe Pakistan Lawyers' Movement: setting a course for genuine democracy?
Peace in Pakistan and the entire region can only be achieved by the creation of genuine democracy in Pakistan, with its military institutions accountable to its elected bodies. Pakistan’s army consumes 38% of Pakistan’s budget without accounting for most of it.