Ajmal Shams

Ajmal Shams is President of the Afghanistan Social Democratic Party and is based in Kabul. He was a Deputy Minister in the Afghan National Unity Government and served as Policy Adviser to Dr. Ashraf Ghani when he chaired the security transition commission before his presidential bid.

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Compromises still sought a year on from US-Taliban deal

The first anniversary of the US-Taliban “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan” passed at the end of February. The anniversary was marked with a new administration in the US. It is time to reflect on whether the deal has contributed in any way toward peace-building in the country.

March 10, 2021

Afghans dream of a better future after bloody 2020

The year 2020 was an eventful one for Afghanistan. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the US-Taliban peace deal were two notable issues. Now it is time to reflect on how these two events affected Afghan society and what the implications are for 2021.

January 03, 2021