Quoted in South China Morning Post Two years after the messy withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the country continues to face severe challenges, including a humanitarian crisis and a security vacuum left by the Taliban's swift advance on Kabul. International aid has been suspended, exacerbating Afghanistan's food insecurity and
In an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty I discussed the way Central Asian leaders in countries like Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan are using the rhetoric of "newness" to portray their administrations as agents of change. You can find a link to the entire story here. Same Old Tricks
A research team led by Pitt’s Center for Governance and Markets (CGM) will use a new three-year, $2.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to examine the ways societies can manage — and overcome — polarization and social divisions. The center, part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate
On September 17, 2022 I will speak about post-conflict reconstruction and the war in Ukraine at this important fundraiser for the Kyiv School of Economics, United24, and Razom. Donate to Kyiv School of Economics: DonationThe Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), together with Ukrainian businesses and state-owned companies, have launched a
The WINIR is holding its annual conference from September 6-9, 2020 (online). It's a great conference - featuring some of the most innovative thinking at the intersection between political science, economics, anthropology, and philosophy. On Thursday, September 8 at 1600 UTC (12:00pm ET), I will present a draft paper
Afghanistan taught us that a firehose of unaccountable aid can destroy a country’s democratic future. In Ukraine, we are making the same mistake all over again. Co-authored with Nataliia Shapoval. Published in Journal of Democracy August 2022 Drowning Democracy | Journal of DemocracyAfghanistan taught us that a firehose of unaccountable
In 2022, Prospect Magazine shared a list of the "intellectuals coming up with the most exciting and potentially game-changing ideas in their fields—from war analysts, climate scientists and tech regulators to the philosophers rethinking sex and gender." You can find me right after Elon Musk. https://www.prospectmagazine.co.
In an opinion piece for Slate, I argue that the collapse of the Afghan state was not inventible. You can read the entire piece here: Afghanistan Collapse Was Not InevitablePainting Afghan society with a broad brush only obfuscates the mistakes of those in power.SlateJennifer Brick Murtazashvili [https://slate.com/