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Interview: Afghanistan Observer Sees Same 'Failed Status Quo' Continuing After Election

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Speaking frankly on the eve of Afghanistan's 2014 presidential election, journalist Anand Gopal sees no end in sight for the country's 30-year conflict.

Photos: A Glimpse of Afghanistan Before and During a Historic Election [UPDATED]

An Afghan roadside vendor hangs scarves next to political leaflets on a wall in Kabul on April 4, 2014. Some 12 million Afghans will go to the polls on April 5 to elect a new president. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
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In pictures: Afghanistan gears up for its third presidential election since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Incumbent Hamid Karzai, who has held office since 2004, will step down to make room for a new head of state.

Afghanistan Literally Can't Afford to Hold an Election That Isn't Free and Fair

Afghan election employee, Forouzan Barez checks the plastic boxes containing election material at a warehouse prior to transportation to the polling centers, in the northwestern city of Herat on April 3, 2014. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
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Because a key condition for the continuation of international aid to Afghanistan is a comprehensive, transparent and credible vote, Saturday's election takes on even greater importance.

What Do Afghanistan's 'Generation America' Think of Their Country's Future?

Supporters run to get a spot near the stage at an election rally for presidential candidate Abudullah Abdullah on the outskirts of Kabul on April 2, 2014, the last day of campaigning by Afghanistan's presidential candidates. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
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Foreign soldiers may be heading home, and several international organizations are fleeing the pre-election violence, but there's no shortage of hope and optimism among Afghanistan's young people.

Yes, the Afghanistan Election is Important — But So is the Day After

Afghan men crowd a field at a political rally during a campaign stop by presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul in Bamiyan on April 1, 2014. (Hashmatullah/AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of Asia Society's Afghanistan Young Leaders Initiative reminds readers that Afghanistan's April 5 election is "only a means to an end — a stable, peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous Afghanistan."

Asia 21 Young Leaders Help Make History at Afghanistan Presidential Debate

L to R: Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah, Qayum Karzai, Abdul Rahim Wardak, Zalmai Rassoul and Ashraf Ghani take part in a debate at Tolo TV station in Kabul on February 4, 2014. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Afghanistan's first-ever presidential debate was televised by Tolo News, which is headed by two executives with Asia Society ties.

War Reporters Deliver 'Poignant, From-the-Trenches' View of Covering Iraq, Afghanistan

Bob Woodruff of ABC News appearing at a patrons event on war correspondents at Asia Society New York on January 22, 2014. (Craig Chesek/Asia Society)
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At a special event Wednesday night, Asia Society New York heard from Bob Woodruff and Mike Boettcher, two men who have lived the Iraq and Afghan campaigns in profound and personal ways.

2014: South Asia's Make or Break Year

An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 2, 2013. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
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2013 was a challenging year for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and this year could define the fate of the region for years to come. The U.S. can enhance stability by pursuing a regional strategy.

Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Lead to Broader U.S.-Iran Dialogue, Say Experts

Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian (center) speaks with former U.S. nuclear negotiator Robert Einhorn during an event at Asia Society on December 17, 2013. (Kenji Takigami)
Policy

Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian and Asia Society’s Suzanne DiMaggio offered their views on the interim nuclear agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran and on the prospects ahead for U.S.-Iran relations.

Fourteen for '14: What *Might* Happen in Asia in the Coming Year

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, an avowed rock fan, tries some air guitar while traveling by van to a site inspection in Jakarta on Aug. 22, 2013. The charismatic governor is predicted to make a run for Indonesia's presidency in 2014. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)
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From Afghanistan to Indonesia, with a detour into World Cup soccer, Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski tries his hand at prognosticating for 2014.