In this episode, Shruti speaks with Jennifer Murtazashvili about the problems with imposing liberal democracy in Afghanistan, building state capacity, education, the role of the U.S. in the Ghani government’s collapse and much more. Murtazashvili is the founding director of the Center for Governance and Markets and an associate professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on issues of self-governance, security, political economy and public-sector reform in the developing world.

Discuss world politics here.


  • Be civil and respectful

  • No NSFW content

  • No blatantly fake news or unfounded conspiracy theories

  • No heavily sensationalized articles

Community icon by Webalys, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

  • 0 users online
  • 4 users / day
  • 9 users / week
  • 16 users / month
  • 126 users / 6 months
  • 4 subscribers
  • 414 Posts
  • Modlog