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Iran-West Brinkmanship and Energy Price

January 01, 2012

Iran-west brinkmanship has entered into a new period, which has already caused energy-supply panic across the globe. Tehran is one of the largest oil producers as well as exporter which helped the country to refurbish over consumers' differences. In others words, due to its large oil and gas reserves, energy hungry countries have tried their ...

Security Transition and Rising Fear

December 31, 2011

The second phase of security transition to Afghan forces was launched on Friday. The event came as fear and concern about a post 2014 period remain widespread. The country has been waiting for a more secure and promising period since the very first days in its modern history but less has come true for it. Since the beginning of the 21st ...

Need for Genuine Reconciliation

December 31, 2011

After reports of a green light from the US about opening of a Taliban office in Qatar, President Karzai showed displeasure over the fact that the Afghan Government was kept in dark on formal decision about such an office for Taliban. Afghan Ambassador to Doha was called to Kabul. Now after a week, it seems President Karzai has retracted ...

Greening Afghanistan

December 31, 2011

High population shift from provinces and rural areas along with un-built roads and out of date vehicles, machineries and low quality fuel caused Kabul weather being polluted and thereby residents are suffering because of different type of diseases in their daily lives. This problem has recently been escalated and changed to crux, as well ...

Afghan Anomalous Politics

December 29, 2011

Politics in Afghanistan has been totally a mess. No new norms can endure here. The history of politics here shows a very disappointing record. Any struggle aimed at breaking the obsolete traditions in political arena has been subject to failure. Afghan politics is based on tribalism, ethnicism and patrimonialism. No overriding political ...

Block the Propaganda Tools of Militants

December 29, 2011

Some US Senators have called Twitter to block the accounts used by Taliban and their sympathizers who upload hate messages and spread their propaganda. There are some twitter accounts that update news from Taliban insurgency. Some of them are believed to be officially related to Al Emarah, the media wing of Taliban. These twitter ...

Returnees: No Food, Shelter & Clothing

December 29, 2011

Since the fall of Taliban, according to UNHCR figures, 5.7 million Afghans have return to Afghanistan. But figure pertaining to Afghans who returned and again migrated to neighboring and other countries of the world - seeing the terrible living condition here, is unknown. In the recent years, not only the number of Afghans ...

Democratic Peace via Genuine Cooperation

December 28, 2011

Expecting complete withdrawal of ISAF and NATO forces by 2014, the country is afraid of undergoing a power vacuum and fresh round of regional interference and domestic instability. If it comes true, the occurrence will certainly lead to uncontrolled turmoil, chaos and anarchy. With billions of dollars spent on institution...

Former Soviet Union’s Invasion

December 28, 2011

It has been days that some in domestic media have held special programs about the invasion of USSR. Many Afghans clearly remember the day which wins the blame for subsequent break-out of human disaster. Perhaps, the Afghan new generation does not know much about former Soviet Union. Instead they have a grim picture ...

Pesh Imam Turned out to be a Suicide Bomber

December 28, 2011

Taliban who have been blowing the trumpet of being the soldiers and strict followers of Islam have been utilizing this religion as a tool to reach their bloody objectives. On Sunday, a suicide bomber attacked funeral of a tribal elder in Takhar province, killed at least 20 people (including an MP, Abdul MutalibBaik) and injured...

Afghans Must At least Have the Basic Requirements

December 27, 2011

Decades of war in Afghanistan has affected the country to a large extent. Different sectors have been influenced by this menace. The basic infra-structure has not been able to get proper attention and people are suffering because of basic needs, among which food is the most rudimentary one. It is one of the preliminary ...

Good Governance, Misgovernment and the Growing Taliban Insurgency

December 27, 2011

The issue of good governance and growing insurgencies in various provinces of Afghanistan has widely been discussed in Afghan print and electronic media since last couple of years. The people of Afghanistan, non-governmental organizations and international community are in trouble due to the day-to-day increasing cycle of violence and ...

Mr. Karzai and NATO Night Raids

December 26, 2011

One of the most controversial issues in the country that frequently set Kabul against its foreign allies is NATO night-raids and house-search. Mr. President time and again has asked foreign forces to stop night assaults which, according to him, take more civilians' lives. In response, what foreign allies have uttered were regrets for the victims ...

US Drone Attacks Stopped, Insurgents to Benefit

December 26, 2011

More than a decade of counter insurgency war has passed. In this war, Pakistan has been majorly involved up to an extent that the US, for several times, called it a key ally. Both countries enjoyed a normal relation for a long term in a way that Pakistan used to pave the way for US to reach high-profile terrorists and in return receive ...

The Agreement Between Hammas and Fatah

December 26, 2011

Though the Arab Spring inflamed in Tunisia is increasingly casting blows to Arab protestors, there is promising news amidst of concerns at the prospective. The waft of the spring has not left Palestine out of the circle. There were protests held in Gaza as well as West Bank bearing similar characteristics as those of Tunisia, Egypt ...

Withdrawal Will Put Afghan Gains at Stake

December 25, 2011

On the Christmas Day (today), the tens of thousands of westerners having military and civil engagements in Afghanistan must be wishing to be with their friends and family in their own countries. 10,000 US soldiers who have already left Afghanistan must be feeling themselves quite lucky. Fighting in Afghanistan has never been an easy ...

Repatriation of Refugees from Iran

December 25, 2011

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation Affairs say news about the Iranian ultimatum to Afghan refugees to leave the country is misreported. Official from the Ministry says Iran has asked Afghan refugees living in Iran to visit Afghanistan and see if the conditions for repatriation allow them to return. It's beyond ...

No Arbitrary Shift or Handover

December 25, 2011

Afghanistan is relying on the U.S. and NATO military and political support to maintain its status quo and struggle to bring security and peace to the country. This is because there is a real need for international military and political support as the Taliban militants and other insurgent groups linked with broader network of terrorists in ...

Increasing Demands for Change in the System

December 24, 2011

The last few months of 2011 have witnessed birth of three major political coalitions in Afghanistan. Another alliance called the National Coalition was launched on Thursday, December 22, 2011, under the leadership of former rival of President Karzai, opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. Birth of National Coalition, which mostly ...

A Fresh Warning to Iran

December 24, 2011

New regional developments, fresh decisions and policies and new emerging relations represent the transforming nature of Middle East Policy. Changing relation between Iran and the Arab world remains one of the top rising hostilities in the region. The year-long Middle East protests and regime alterations led to further power contests ...

Security Related Incidents: Up 21% This Year

December 22, 2011

With the billion of dollars spent and presence of about 140,000 international troops in Afghanistan, life of a common man is still at the mercy of the insurgents. Since the Taliban government was toppled in late 2001, security condition has worsened with each passing year questioning the role of Afghan government and its ...

Getting Trapped in Taliban’s Tactic

December 22, 2011

Afghanistan is in conflict, which needs to be brought to an end. This is of complicated nature, with so many elements and interests involved in it. On the part of Afghan government, whose citizens bear the brunt of the war, there is a need for strategic goal to be achieved by effective blueprints and objectives. But unfortunately Afghan ...

US Toiled much and Achieved Less

December 22, 2011

After years of engagement and expenditure of a trillion dollars, American combatant force left Iraq happily while around five thousand of their fellows lost lives and multiple of the number injured. Americans are happy seeing their sons and daughters returning from a foreign territory where people increasingly started turning ...

Night Raids to Continue with More Afghan Participation

December 21, 2011

Night raids have been a matter of conflict between President Karzai and the NATO. At times when Mr. Karzai's deems night search, kill and capture operations as stepping over the honor of Afghans, the NATO believe such operations as pivotal to capture important members of Taliban, al-Qaida and Haqqani network. The NATO will continue ...

Who are Taliban if not Enemies?

December 21, 2011

Taliban have been the main insurgent groups fighting Afghan government and international community over the last ten years since they were overthrown in late 2001 after refusing to hand over Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda Network that orchestrated and plotted 9/11 attacks. Osama Bin Laden is dead but Taliban remain ...

The Herald of Fragility in Iraq

December 21, 2011

Iraq could overcome the deadly insurgency only when the country's Sunnite awakening groups stood against Al-Qaeda and pro-Saddam fighters. The oil rich Middle Eastern country is divided by ethnicity, sect, political tendency and supports getting from foreign sources. The neighbouring and regional countries ...

The Reports of Taliban Office

December, 20 2011

The reports of Taliban unofficial embassy in Qatar disturbed the Afghan presidential office to a certain extent, but now the reports of Talibans' willingness to open an office in an Islamic country, if it happens to be true, will definitely bring it some calm. Afghan government, especially President Karzai himself, has been very much ...

Fostering a Culture of Privilege

December, 20 2011

Last week, President Hamid Karzai promoted two other negative points on corruption issue, which has plagued his administration and continues to cause public disenchantment. The president put the blame on international community by saying, "We have lost our mutual trust: foreigners think we go corrupt for political reasons, and we ...

Another Tragic Loss for Afghans

December 19, 2011

President Hamid Karzai, in an interview to CNN, has admitted to the fact that Afghans do not feel secure. More than three decades have passed but unfortunately, the people of Afghanistan face grave violence, war and conflict. News of terror activities that take lives of innocent Afghans run on national and international media on daily ...

On President Karzai’s View of Personal Security and Political Stability

December 19, 2011

President Hamid Karzai has stated that "The international coalition and the Afghan government have been able to provide, in the past 10 years, political stability to Afghanistan. But we have not been able — the United States, NATO and Afghan government together — to provide the Afghan people with their individual personal ...

The Reason behind Urban Population Blow-up

December 19, 2011

Along with other problematic issues causing irritation in Kabul city is population. However, there is no authentic statistics about the population, it is said that around 2.5 million to 5 million people live in the city. Kabul has become the most populated city in the country and the population is increasingly rising by ...

If Karzai Administration is to Take the Lead

December 18, 2011

How to reconcile and with whom to reconcile? The government of Afghanistan has been trapped by its own inconsistent policies of the past. President Karzai's changing view on the process peace reconciliation with Taliban has made it difficult for Afghans to know: What is going on? Until, Burhan ud Din Rabbani, the ...

Extremism in Universities!

December 18, 2011

Some university students in Afghanistan have expressed concern over the expansion of influence of extremist groups in the universities. In a report published on BBC Persian website, Farida, a Kabul university student has said that she did not receive a passing mark in a semester because her dressing style was not acceptable to one of the ...

Real Alternatives Must be Offered against Drug Trade

December 18, 2011

The growing rate of drug and narcotics trade in Afghanistan by countries from around the world with the Afghan warlords who are the main responsible behind pushing the life of new generations in inhuman condition today is continuingly getting deeper and serious. The use of drug being traded inside the country, not only ...

Help Them to Survive

December 17, 2011

Indications from previous years clearly suggest that government ministries and their provincial departments, either by mistake or deliberately, disregard seasonal changes and its consequent troubles across the country. Unfortunately, so far, there have been enough losses to alarm the entire national stakeholders to plan ...