Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili is associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and founding director of the Center for Governance and Markets. She is the author of Informal Order and the State in Afghanistan (2016) and coauthor (with Ilia Murtazashvili) of Land, the State, and War: Property Institutions and Political Order in Afghanistan (2021).

January 2022, Volume 33, Issue 1

The Collapse of Afghanistan

The Afghan republic’s destruction was sewn into its founding. The international community’s missteps are more responsible for its failure than the country’s supposedly endemic corruption.