Afghansitan v. Iraq Comparsion     
  Afghanistan Iraq
Pre-Conflict State Capacity very weak medium 
Post-conflict authority Afghan  US/coalition
Ethnic majority no; Pashtun plurality yes; Shi'ite majority
Commodity Export opium oil
Constitutional Process loya jirga/referendum elected assembly/referendum
Electoral System SNTV/mmd PR/mmd
Post-Election Gov't Pashtun majority multi-ethnic coalition
On-Going Civil War Yes/ Taliban Yes/ Sunni insurgents
Sectarian violence No Yes
Post-Conflict Tribunal No Yes
GDP per capita rank 222 out 233 189 out 233