U.S. considering parliamentary model for government in Afghanistan

July 18, 2014 11:01 AM

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Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe. Today: It may work in the land of the free, but presidential governance been a bust in Afghanistan.

Now, the U.S. is looking to parliamentary democracies such as Canada for inspiration. Secretary of State John Kerry is proposing a new framework that would shift from Afghanistan’s all-powerful presidential model to a more parliamentary style, which would add a prime minister as counterbalance.

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