Afghan Analytica is an independent, non-partisan online platform created and managed by Afghan practitioners, academics and advocates. Its purpose is to provide independent analysis and commentary on key Afghanistan-related topics.
With the aim of promoting and enriching the discourse on Afghanistan, our platform offers relevant content directed at interested individuals, policy institutions, academia and the media amongst other sectors.
Afghan Analytica was founded in November 2012 by a group of professionals of Afghan origin working in the United States and Afghanistan. They constitute three teams: Editorial, Advisory and Outreach.
The Editorial team comprises two producers, three editors and one advisor. They manage content, editorial and technical aspects of the platform.
Submission of opinion and analysis articles to Afghan Analytica is open to the Team as well as outside contributors, especially those from Afghanistan, in accordance with Afghan Analytica’s Editorial and Submission Guidelines (see below).
The Advisory team comprises five to seven honorary members who provide advice and support for all Afghan Analytica activities.
The Outreach team drives advocacy, networking and public engagement for Afghan Analytica.
Afghan Analytica is funded by its founders. The Secretary/treasurer manages project finances. All Team members work on a volunteer basis.
Editorial and submission guidelines
1. Afghan Analytica is non-discriminatory regarding review, editing and publication processes.
2. Afghan Analytica reserves the right to edit or reject the publication of an article after review.
3. Articles shall be submitted “exclusively” to Afghan Analytica until it is returned to the contributor.
4. All articles published by Afghan Analytica are copyright protected. However, any
quotation or reference to Afghan Analytica content is permissible if accompanied by the
name of the source and the writer.
5. The size of a submitted article should not exceed 900 words. Exceptions will be made for
specific topics or under special circumstances.
6. All articles submitted to Afghan Analytica shall be written in English and contain the
full name, email address, city/country of residence and telephone number (to be kept
confidential) of the contributor for transparency purposes.
7. All articles will be published with the name of the writer. Publication of the
contributor’s affiliation/profession is optional; Full disclosure of any author
affiliation with entities relevant to article subjects is strongly encouraged.
8. Readers are invited to submit for review “letters to the editor” in reaction to any of