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Would the Greek Economy be Restored?

February 23, 2012

Ultimately, after months of delays and discussions, euro zone finance ministers agreed on Tuesday morning for a second, 130 billion euro bailout for Europe homeless guy—Greece. The agreement will not only provide fresh financing for the debt-stricken government, but also so much-needed debt relief. This bailout also ...

Why the Stubbornness?

Febraury 22, 2012

The Government has once again reiterated its stubbornness continuing the ruining path. In a recent meeting with some US Senators, President Karzai prioritized the demands of end of night-raids and Afghan control of prisons as key conditions for the strategic partnership agreement with the US. On Sunday, a US congressional delegation ...

On Reactions to Reported Desecration

Febraury 22, 2012

People have the right to express their outrage at any act that constitutes a desecration of their belief, Holy Scripture, and holy places that they may hold high in sacredness. Afghan people are also entitled to protect the sanctity of what are sacred to them against any desecration. It is common in a civilized world not ...

An Approach That Rebounded on the Goal

Febraury 21, 2012

Violent political competition over scarce resources has been at the heart of the conflicts and wars over the last thirty years in Afghanistan. This in turn has originated from the exclusionary structures prevailing in the country. The Bonn Agreement in late 2001 laid the foundation for emergence of an inclusive and development-oriented ...

Record Snowfall Turns Deadly

Febraury 21, 2012

Snowfall in Afghanistan has been quite unusual this winter. According to anecdotal evidences, Afghanistan has had no such a winter in the past twenty years. At times when snow is perceived a blessing in countries like Afghanistan - where if there is no raining and snowing, there will be severe draught -, for Afghans living in camps and ...

Stoppage of Oil Shipment to France and Britain

Febraury 21, 2012

Iran's nuclear issue has got a new turn as the global pressure spirals up and it announced preparation to resume talks with western countries. The possibility of military attack on nuclear sites by Israel has still remained high. International community is worried about the consequence of such an attack on the regional and global ...

Lessons Remain Unlearnt

Febraury 20, 2012

Seeking to find Taliban leaders, in his meeting with Pakistani officials, President Karzai reportedly asked them to bring Mullah Omar to the negotiating table. The request caused both astonishment and anger at the Pakistani side. "Deliver Mullah Omar? If that is the expectation, then there's no reality check. Then they're not ...

Karzai’s Justification of Taliban’s Re-Growth

Febraury 20, 2012

Night raids have been a matter of dispute between President Hamid Karzai and NATO officials since long. NATO believes its night search and target operations have been quite pivotal in reaching figures linked to insurgents groups. According to NATO, these kinds of operations have been the safest with very little chance of ...

Cultural Dimensions of an Inhuman Phenomenon

Febraury 20, 2012

It has now become common to hear pieces of news about violence against women in Afghanistan. Since people in this country have been through more than thirty years of conflict and have seen and continue to see most gruesome cases of violence, a news item about self-immolation may not be shocking for them. Unfortunately, Afghanistan ...

Public Support in Exchange for Representation and Services

Febraury 19, 2012

LaniGuinier, in Tyranny of the Majority, argues that "The potential for instability exists when any significant group of people ends up as permanent losers." Over the last three decades, Afghanistan has been not only through political instability but also violent ups and downs. This chequered history of politics has affected ...

Taliban Notify US of USSR-like Defeat

Febraury 19, 2012

Amid all the fuss about peace and reconciliation process, the Taliban, on the 23rd anniversary of withdrawal of Red Army from Afghanistan issued a statement cautioning the US of the same fate. "Selfish Americans must learn a lesson from… the Russian defeat and no longer fight a meaningless battle with zealous Afghans and ...

Women Rights in Absence of Supporting Norms

Febraury 19, 2012

Of significant achievements that President Karzai government and the international community boasts of as result of the decade-long all-out efforts to change things in Afghanistan is the relatively improved human rights and new mechanisms and measures to promote and protect rights of women, children and vulnerable group. Beyond the ...

Karzai’s Failed Attempts to Cultivate Support among Taliban

Febraury 18, 2012

President Hamid Karzai has been trying to portray the Taliban as the children of Afghanistan that wish to work for peace in this land. The Taliban and other insurgent militants have been called by the president with most sacred names, such as brothers and children of this land. But the Taliban have betrayed these sacred names ...

No Stability with Drug Economy

Febraury 18, 2012

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has said Afghanistan cannot be a stable country while our economy depends heavily on drug trade.While talking at an international conference, he urged countries involved in Afghanistan to step up the fight to combat poppy cultivation and drug business. He said there cannot be sustainable ...

The Policy against Infiltrators

Febraury 18, 2012

One of the key issues, which have become the hotbed of political discussions and arguments is the capacity of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) to accomplish their task unilaterally without depending on the muscle of foreign security forces. Similar to the rest of social and political issues, the notion has also ...

Military Arrangements and Political Reforms

Febraury 16, 2012

Strategic agreement between Afghanistan and the US is under discussion. Leon Panetta, the United States Secretary of Defense said in the US senate session that the US is in negotiation with Afghan authorities to sign a security agreement that would allow his country to maintain its military presence in Afghanistan after ...

Lesson from History

Febraury 16, 2012

Events were held in Kabul and other cities celebrating the 'Mujahideen victory' and Soviet departure from Afghanistan. As a nation, which we have to be yet, we should ask ourselves was it really a victory? Those who are not tired of claiming the 'Afghan Jihad' caused the collapse of Soviet Union and take pride for the 'victory' is ...

We Have to be Realistic!

Febraury 16, 2012

Currently, Afghanistan has been highly dependent on international support to run its economic system. The international troops that have been in the country for almost a decade are preparing to withdraw from the country and that withdrawal is going to end till 2014. After the withdrawal is complete there are possibilities ...

A Makeup Code by the Ministry of Information

Febraury 14, 2012

The Ministry of Information and Culture has asked the female newscasters and presenters to observe Islamic ethics and national culture while appearing on televisions. In a notice, the ministry has asked all the television channels not to allow the newsreaders with unveiled heads and "thick make-up" to appear on the ...

Not to Pardon Again

Febraury 14, 2012

When last year, on the occasion of Eid ul Fiter, President Hamid Karzai pardoned 18 teenagers who were arrested because of having plans of terrorist attacks in mind, the President seemed quite excited thinking that his forgiveness would change the mindset of those young terrorists. In addition to gifts and monetary rewards, some ...

Civilian Casualty and Air Strikes

Febraury 14, 2012

Civilian casualties have constantly fuelled tension between Afghan government and foreign allies. And the main reason behind NATO-caused tolls is recognized to be aerial operations across the country. Last week, NATO air strikes left reportedly seven children dead in the remote Kapisa province, which angered President Karzai ...

The Need to Transform Politics in Afghanistan

Febraury 13, 2012

In the course of Afghan modern history, what have been ignored the most are the people. The totalitarian kingdoms and self-centered politicians have mostly assumed and practiced as if they personally owned the authority. The ruling families recognized almost no source of legitimacy for the power they exercised. Authority was ...

On The Diplomats’ Clash

Febraury 13, 2012

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that a physical battle has occurred among some staff of Afghan embassy based in Washington. A physical fighting is per secondemnable but it must be intolerable when it happens between the diplomats that have to represent our country's interests in other countries. This news is ...

Sports Can Change the Image of Afghanistan to ‘Positive’

Febraury 13, 2012

The performance of Afghan cricket team is being lauded inside and outside the country. Despite the lowest security level and absence of facilities not only in cricket but also in other sports, Afghans have showed that they are 'no less' than any other country. On Friday, February 10, the Afghan cricket team played its first-ever ...

De-democratization in Individual-based Politics

Febraury 12, 2012

Democracy without the presence of functioning political parties to compete in elections and elect their representatives to parliament and other elected bodies is abortive. Though Afghan government and international community are no longer attentive of democratic politics and development, and are mainly concentrating on ...

Changes in Notions Signal Peace Process’s Future

Febraury 12, 2012

Ultimately, the efforts to cajole Taliban into peace talks have trumpeted. But they have not simply acquiesced to start negotiations. What is evident is that the insurgent groups have demanded release of its five leaders in Guantanamo Bay at Cuba, albeit details of a series of meetings held between US officials and Taliban ...

Afghans Victims of Human Smuggling

Febraury 12, 2012

Besides the expanded drug trafficking in Afghanistan, the business of human smugglers around the world are also majorly running on Afghans. United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) defines migrants smuggling as "smuggling migrants involves the procurement for financial or other material benefit of ...

A Reformist Move against the Backdrop of a Treacherous Dream and a Dictatorial Behavior

Febraury 11, 2012

It is now a few years that the discourse, at international level, about the war in Afghanistan has changed from nation-building and state-building to an "honorable exit" of troop contributing nations. It is a catastrophic mistake being made by Afghanistan's international allies and backers. Due ...

Efforts to Break the Deadlock in Syria

Febraury 11, 2012

The situation in Syria has become unspeakably awful as violence and bloodsheds continue unabated. It has been almost a week that the Homs city has come under severe firings by security forces to get it back from army defectors and other rebellions. There are reports of high civilians' casualty stuck in the crossfire yet no comprehensive ...

Drug Addicts Increasing

Febraury 11, 2012

The number of drug addicts is increasing without a check or any effective program by the government to stop it. More than 70,000 drug addicts are only in Heart. Being a bordering province with Iran, Heart has large number of drug addicts because most of them are the Afghan refugee returnees. Afghanistan produces about 90 percent ...

His Overestimated Self-Confidence

Febraury 09, 2012

For Afghan President, it has turned a dream to embrace his upset Taliban brothers. However, they've so far rejected his calls for brotherhood. The exhausting and insufficiently resourced war against terrorism has badly affected not only Afghanistan but the region and the entire globalized world. At the diplomatic level, government ...

MoE’s Decision is Odd!

Febraury 09, 2012

Since the ouster of Taliban in 2001, one area that has seen significant progress, no matter quantitative, is the education sector of Afghanistan. Although millions of girls and boys are still out of school – most of who work as child laborers, according to Ministry of Education (MoE), approximately 8.2 million students are ...

A Presence with no Direct Impact on Poor Afghans

Febraury 09, 2012

International community is walking out of Afghanistan. They have had military, political, economic/financial and even cultural presence in this troubled part of the world for the last ten years after they got attacked by lunatic fringes harboring in this country. Afghan people would see security, peace, stability and ...

Special Operations and Strategic Agreement

Febraury 08, 2012

There are reports that the Obama Administration is planning to handover the operations in Afghanistan to US Special Forces, increasing the pace of withdrawal and transition of security to Afghan National Security Forces. Such statements from White House show that the accelerated withdrawal has been decided and it might be ...

Children Should Receive No less Attention than Taliban

Febraury 08, 2012

In today's modern world, politics and government cannot be separated from delivering services to the citizens of a given territory, called country. There are three main functions a government is supposed to do in a country: to provide security; to work as arbitrator to resolve disputes between and ...