Category: ethnonationalist

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Ashraf Ghani is no longer an ethnonationalist

On February 5, in an article published in the opinion section of Al Jazeera English, author Eisa Khan Ayoobi classified Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as an “ethnonationalist”, surprising many people who have been following Ghani’s political career and tenure as president closely. I have known Ghani personally for several years – I served as the…

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Ashraf Ghani: ‘Logician king’ or ethnonationalist?

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seems to have earned respect among some political circles thanks to his impressive educational background. With a PhD in anthropology and years of experience teaching at top US universities, he has been praised for his career achievements. In May 2014, Ghani was ranked second among “world thinkers” of 2013 by Britain’s Prospect Magazine. …