Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

How should Afghans be Confident?

Febraury 08, 2012

Development in the Afghanistan's various sectors over the last decade is laudable, although rampant corruption exists. With international community's financial and non-financial support, noteworthy improvements are observable in democracy, civil society activities, human rights, media, education and other important ...

The Uncertain Pledges

Febraury 07, 2012

There is an increasing sense of uncertainty among the Karzai Government and ordinary Afghans regarding the future of Afghanistan. The confusing statements from US officials and their NATO allies and absence of a concrete withdrawal plan of the US troops in Afghanistan has further left ordinary Afghans worry about the worst scenarios ...

A Feeling of Inclusion Matters

Febraury 07, 2012

Democracy can take root and become institutionalized in a given society when democratic institutions are strengthened and the rule of law is established there. In Afghanistan, democratic institutions remain weak and dysfunctional. Change is needed to take place to make democracy work and to ensure permanent peace in the ...

Afghanistan Moving towards Destruction at a Very Fast Pace

Febraury 07, 2012

The first decade of US invasion of Afghanistan has completed and the Afghan war has entered its second decade. Yet, it is not clear until when the war will last? Security in this country has deteriorated with each passing year and with all the blood and treasure invested. No one is hopeful. The international community, Afghan ...

Engaging in Qatar and Killing in Kandahar

Febraury 06, 2012

Earlier, the US vice-president Joe Biden awarded the Taliban a non-enemy status as He said: 'That's critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests.' The US and Afghan government have attempted to recognize ...

Muhammad (PBUH): The Prophet of Peace

Febraury 06, 2012

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the last messenger of Allah Almighty. He was born in Rabi al Awwal - the third month of Islamic calendar. He was born on the 12 of Rabi al Awwal (February 4th), although celebrations continue throughout the week. The message of Mohammad is the message of peace. Islam is the religion of peace. About fourteen ...

Violence against Women

Febraury 06, 2012

Afghanistan is a country where gender equality is worst in the world. We have worst record of violence against women, with highest rate. The plight of Afghan women still persists with an increasing fear and serious concern that all the achievements of last decade would be in vain if the international community fail to leave behind a ...

Classified Information and Khar’s Visit

Febraury 02, 2012

New findings reported from NATO's classified information indicate that Taliban receive direct support from intelligence services in Pakistan. The document, which was reported on Wednesday, February 01, 2012 by Britain's Times newspaper and the BBC, said to have been produced based on the outcomes of interrogating ...

The Bewildered Eyes of Afghan government

Febraury 02, 2012

The bewildered politics in Afghanistan is, as always, progressing with more ambiguous happenings than clear, strategic and deliberate formulation. The exhausting war, rampant corruption and domestic clashes have continued deepening disappointment over the country's future. Instead of seeking practical and consensus-based ...

A Future Big Problem

Febraury 02, 2012

Since the US and its allies have announced to pull out their forces from Afghanistan, much resource is being directed towards bolstering the capacity of Afghan security forces. Extensive military training programs are being implemented. These trainings are undertaken both inside and outside Afghanistan in countries like Turkey ...

An Atrocious Cultural Attitude

Febraury 01, 2012

There are many events that take place in Afghanistan. Most of these events are rooted in primitive and violent minds, and in the general culture prevailing in the country. This affects the relations within families, communities and in the society. Unfortunately, Afghan government has been doing just some cosmetic ...

Problems of Teachers

Febraury 01, 2012

The plight of teachers, the guiders of our society, remains untold in media. In western world, teaching is a very honorable profession and teachers have great social reputation. But it's the opposite in our country. Teachers are paid the least. This is a profession when people are failed everywhere, they join teaching ...

Landslides in Bamyan

Febraury 01, 2012

Roads connecting Waras, Punjab and Seghan districts of Bamyan have been blocked and remained closed for weeks due to heavy snow fall in recent weeks. The National Disaster Management Authority office in the province and concerned authorities in Kabul have failed to launch an effective clearing operation. Dozens of families are ...

Peace, a Catchword Manipulated by the Government

January 31, 2012

Peace or making peace is the catchword used nowadays by both national and international officials. President Karzai was the first who initiated the process and began to call the Taliban militants that have killed many innocent people and continue to do so as his "unhappy brothers" who need to be ...

Strong Economies for Peaceful Politics

January 31, 2012

Coming closer to the end, the very generous aids poured in Afghanistan for the last one decade have affected things considerably. Certain promising changes are seen in Afghan economy, military, politics and social activities. However, things needed to change more tangibly and it was expected at the beginning of the new era in ...

Another Woman Victim

January 31, 2012

The violence against women increases in the country according to Afghan human Rights Commission. Time and again, there are astonishing reports released which are signs of prevalent inhuman behavior. The story of Sahar Gol has not yet gotten out of focus and media discussions, there is a new horrible report about an innocent ...

Deadlock in Parliament and Our Problems

January 30, 2012

MPs in lower house of the parliament have been failed to elect their deputy speaker for sixth time in the last four consecutive days of election rounds. Dozens of members are casting blank and invalid votes. The two contestants yesterday again failed to gain the 50+1 votes. MP Shah Gul Rezaye from Ghani and Ahmad Shah ...

French Decision Raises Concerns

January 30, 2012

There are real concerns over the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan as there is no guarantee the Afghan security forces can stand against the insurgents on their own after 2014. The concerns have raised further as France has, all at once, decided to withdraw all its combat troops in 2013 – a year before all the NATO ...

President’s Silence against Military Withdrawal

January 30, 2012

Lately this month four French soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan fellow who was arrested and suspected to be a Taliban infiltrator. As a result, French President, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, suspended the Afghan military training in haste and announced a pre-planned military pullout. The action obviously differs from the Paris's ...

Drop in Insurgency and Current Guiding Principle

January 29, 2012

NATO has informed of 8% drop in insurgency in 2011. NATO, in its report published on Thursday, January 26, has related this decrease in terrorist activities to increased counter-insurgency operations carried out by the foreign forces in the country during 2011. It is to be said that the military pressure on Taliban and other ...

The Ambiguous Shots

January 29, 2012

With the ambiguous peace talks in process in Afghanistan and abroad, President Karzai's administration seems too weak to undertake an initiative. It has been always making passive reactions to what has mainly been decided overseas and the incidents happening inside the country. From Taliban's terrorist activities ...

Taliban are Taliban!

January 29, 2012

Now, it really seems like efforts are on to give a formal shape to Taliban's movement and present them as good people to the world. Some political circles maintain that the Taliban have undergone a positive change after their government was toppled, back in 2001. They are not the Taliban they used to be during the 90's. They have ...

Strategic Partnership Agreements with Italy, France

January 28, 2012

President Karzai has signed strategic parternship agreements with France and Italy during his visit of Europe. While addressing a press conference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, he appreciated the French contribution in reconstruction of Afghanistan. President Sarkozy said French troops will resume operations from ...

Optimism about the Future!

January 28, 2012

Though the future of reconciliation process and the socio-political scenario of Afghanistan do not seem very much encouraging yet the Afghan government and the Western allies seem very much sure of their success and they do not seem to be disturbed much by the uncertainty of the scenario. In fact, there is an atmosphere of ...

How to Use Long-Term International Commitments Effectively?

January 26, 2012

President Hamid Karzai is out to visit Italy, France and Britain. His trip is aimed at signing strategic agreements with these countries. Many countries involved in Afghanistan have announced to continue to partner with and assist the country after 2014 when Afghan security forces are ...

NATO’s Self-Praising Report

January 26, 2012

With all the targeted killings, suicide bombings and other terror activities that took lives of thousands of innocent people last year, the NATO has termed 2011 as a successful year in Afghanistan. In a "remarkably successful" year, Taliban had been forced onto the back foot in their southern stronghold, said International Security Assistance Force ...

The Eternal Fight for Power

January 26, 2012

In the course of Afghan history of modern politics, personal tactical and ephemeral gains have almost always overwhelmed nation-wide, long term accomplishments. Since the very first days following establishment of the first ever territorial state in Afghanistan, an absolute majority of the ruling elites have owned the ...

A Change for Better!

January 25, 2012

A political system is established within a state so as to safeguard the rights of its people and solve the socio-political issues that may hamper the better life opportunities. If a system fulfills the challenges and solves the problems that may erupt within a state, the system is said to be an ideal system. However, it is not possible to ...

Peace Process: A Hen that Lays Golden Eggs

January 25, 2012

As compared to Taliban, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar-led Hezbi Islami – the second powerful insurgents' group in Afghanistan – shows more alacrity to peace talks with Afghan government and the United States. A group comprising representatives of Hezbi Islami held meetings in Presidential Palace about a month ago showing ...

Handing Afghanistan to the Sick Lion Multiplies Concerns

January 24, 2012

The withdrawal process of international troops and ongoing efforts to involve Taliban in negotiation for a political solution to Afghan war have fuelled the concerns of the people of Afghanistan. The gloomy picture of Afghanistan's future has resulted in the disappointment and despair of Afghans. The little development in ...

Achievements of Past should not be Compromised

January 24, 2012

Initially when terms like "military withdrawal and transition of responsibilities" to Afghan security forces hit the domestic and international News' headlines, many Afghan officials as well as civilians used not to take them seriously, assuming them only as terms to hint Kabul officials to do their best in order to ...

Syria Rejects League’s Request

January 24, 2012

It has been around two months that Arab league and Syrian government made an agreement to end the violence in Syria, yet the mission has not been accomplished. Last month, Damascus allowed the monitoring team to check out whether the regime put in practice its commitment or not. Few days ago, the mandate expired and the team presented...

Government’s Reactive Position in Peace Talks

January 23-2012

Marc Grossman, US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, is in Kabul for talks with president Karzai on peace negotiations going on with Taliban delegation in Qatar. The decade-long struggle against Taliban and HizbeIslami of Hekmatyar led to secret negotiations between US government and Taliban representatives more ...

Uncertainty of Ordinary Afghans about Future

January 23-2012

According to latest reports, the number of Afghans fleeing the country to seek asylum in the West has increased. UN statistics show that over 30,000 Afghans applied for asylum worldwide from January to November last year. It shows a 25 percent increase compared to 2010. This increase shows a shocking reality ...

Ethnicity—Recruitment—Militants

January 23-2012

On Friday, Jan. 20, four French soldiers shot death by an Afghan soldier on a base in Kapisa province about whom yet no critical information publicized. There is no information at disposal about him and his motivation for shooting French soldiers. The only thing yet reported is: he was arrested and is under investigation, but...