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Located in Kabul, Afghanistan, CAPS is an independent, research centre that strives to conduct action-oriented research which will influence policy-makers. It works diligently towards building local capacity to produce conflict and threat assessments that will influence the safety and security of the people serving the governments, and international aid organizations.
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Aug 24, 2015
Understanding Alliances in Afghanistan


The Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) in partnership with the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) conducted mixed-method, field-based research regarding alliance formation, structure, maintenance, and resilience among armed groups as well as alliances between political groups in the five Afghan provinces of Kabul, Herat, Helmand, Kunduz and Nangarhar.  The study took place over the course of eleven months from 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014.

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