Visiting fellow, Henry L.
The future of Afghanistan depends on the security
situation and the legitimacy of the Afghan government. These in turn are
substantially affected by criminality, poor rule of law, weak institutions, and
the incapability of the state to deliver essential services such as education
and health. Prakhar Sharma will discuss
how insurgency, criminality and government legitimacy affect and are affected
by these. Afghanistan
also has a highly resilient society. Sharma will explore how this compensates
for a weak state and affects perceptions of governance.
Prakhar Sharma is currently a visiting fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Center.
He specializes in conflict and post-conflict research in Afghanistan. He
has nearly two years of in-country field experience in Afghanistan, researching
and leading projects in local think-tanks in fields of governance,
reconstruction, security, livelihoods and media. He has degrees in commerce,
business administration and public policy from the University
of Rajasthan, the Asian Institute of
Management in Manila,
and the National University of Singapore. He was a senior analyst on focusing
on conflict and terrorism in Afghanistan
at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang
Technological University, Singapore
and was a consultant to the Department of Education of the Philippines on decentralization.
by 14 December to Stephanie Carnes
at [email protected]www.stimson.org