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Haqqani Network on Global Terror List

October, 01 2011

The US Treasury Department has included a commander of the Haqqani Network in the list of specially designated global terrorists. It is not what was expected after the statement of State Secretary Hilary Clinton saying the Haqqani Network will be listed as a terrorist organization. It will certainly make no difference by putting one ...

Need for Well-Informed and Strategic Decisions

October, 01 2011

Over the last few years, President Hamid Karzai has been trying to introduce two different terms in his political literature with regard to Taliban and other insurgent groups operating in the country and supported by outside elements. Initially, he was using "bad Taliban" and "good Taliban" to inculcate the idea and ...

Strategic Agreements to Prevent, Stabilize and Rebuild

September 29, 2011

Afghanistan is struggling to find out a permanent solution to its lingering and protracted conflict, which has both internal and external factors and roots. Afghanistan remains a poor country and years of war have led to destruction of economic infrastructures that need to be rebuilt and restored. Over the last ten years after the US-led ...

Harbinger of the Development

September 29, 2011

Shortcomings and improvements made in the last decade have symbolized the hard, long journey of Afghans to build a better, prosperous society where people enjoy peace, development and welfare. That, experiments say, is unlikely to come true unless there are strong educational institutions and a healthy education system. It is because ...

Competent & Professional ANA & ANP – A Time Need

September 29, 2011

In the post-Taliban Afghanistan, the Afghan National Army (ANP) has appeared as the most creditable institution. Being a soldier in a country like Afghanistan where death follows you like a shadow, is not any easy job. The ANA is a source of great hope for the people of Afghanistan in regards of securing ...

Distorted Strategic Relations

September 28, 2011

Recrimination over Haqqani terror network continues blurring relations between the United States and its ally Pakistan. The two countries' relations grew distorted following US Navy SEAL's unilateral operation to hunt Al Qaeda Chief Osama Bin Laden. Soon after the incident, US congressmen called for revision of ties with Pakistan and ...

They All Cause Deaths, Destructions and Disruptions

September 28, 2011

Insurgents seem to be launching new efforts to reorganize themselves and confuse things. There are three main insurgent groups operating to challenge Afghan government and the presence of international community in the country. They include Taliban, Hezb-e-Islam led by Hekmatyar and Haqqani network. These ...

Demand for Peace-Process Called-off

September 28, 2011

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, hundreds of people took part in a demonstration organized by former Chief Intelligence, Mr. Amrullah Saleh, against the assassination of former President and High Peace Council chief, Mr. Burhanuddin Rabbani. They were chanting anti-Taliban slogans and asked for stringent punishment for culprits, whether who ...

Do At Least What You Can!

September 27, 2011

Today, Afghanistan has a weighty support from the international community. This is the best ever opportunity for this worn-torn country to pave its path and strengthen its foundations for development, although we have wasted many chances. The cooperation from international community will not remain as it is. Sooner or later it is has to ...

Parliament Quorum Would be Completed

September 27, 2011

Quarrels have not come into an end. Parliamentarians are still sharply divided over decision of Independent Election Commission, (IEC), unseated nine of the total 62 MP's rejected by Special Tribunal on overwhelming fraud basis. However, Independent Election Commission after the announcement of primary and final result of the parliamentary ...

Real Environment of Frustration and Fear

September 27, 2011

acrossThere is an environment of frustration and fear in the capital and across the country. This is because Afghan people feel that things are not going in the direction they want. After ten years of international presence in Afghanistan, the signs of frustration are seen almost on the face of every Afghan you come. A decade of opportunity ...

Govt. Cannot Benefit from Flawed Politics

September 26, 2011

Afghanistan is going through critical time. The interferences, even intensified ones, by the neighboring countries continue. International community is packing their luggage to leave the country and compelling Afghan government to take the security responsibility of its citizens and people. They have already transitioned the security ...

Don’t Forget His Dreams

September 26, 2011

Almost a weak went by of the brutal incident of assassination of High Peace Council Chariman and leader of Jamiat-e-Islami, Mr Burhanuddin Rabbani, his followers are still bursting in tears and protesting his loss. It was quite clear that Taliban-led militants are the prime guilty, but they acted quite differently on the issue in ...

Rabbani no More, who is Next?

September 26, 2011

All wars end in peace or at least they are supposed to. The end result to Afghan war is also peace. But it seems like for Afghanistan peace has stuck somewhere between the circles of power active in the region. More than thirty years of bloodshed has resulted in the grave disappointment among people regarding stability in their ...

The ‘Dramatic’ Pak-US Relations

September 25, 2011

The relations between US and Pakistan are at their worst at the moment and have been greatly influenced by the attack on US embassy and NATO head quarters in Kabul Afghanistan, which the US claimed was conducted by Haqqani network. Haqqani network, according to the most recent and relatively infuriated statement of Adm. Mike Mullen has the ...

Creation of New Model in Regional Relations

September 25, 2011

Afghanistan has been and is a battlefield of conflicting interests. These interests are followed in Afghanistan very violently and to the disadvantage of Afghan people. As a result, the pursuit of these interests could be realized through a destabilized and insecure Afghanistan. The presence of international community in Afghanistan ...

Transparency is the Only Solution in Reconciliation

September 24, 2011

Today is the third day of national mourning for Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani, the head of High Peace Council, who was killed by a disguised Taliban negotiator in his home on Tuesday last week. The disguised representative of Quetta Shura had asked for an appointment to meet the top peace negotiator to present him the peace message of ...

The Notion of New Silk Route

September 24, 2011

Here, a notion is hold true by Afghan civilians as well as officials alike that Afghanistan is accurately in strategically important location, which has always created a trouble for the country. Emperors of East and West several times tried to capture the country and strengthen the pillars of their government, but definitely all failed ...

The Unprecedented Distrust

September 24, 2011

Analysts and US and Pakistani intelligence officials believe that US's relation with Pakistani Intelligence network has not been so bad for the last 20 years. Military occupation of Afghanistan by former Soviet Union helped strengthening ties between the United State and Pakistan's strong army intelligence. They launched the hard joint ...

The Orphan Reconciliation Process

September 22, 2011

In the echoes of the bombings and shootings of the US embassy and NATO headquar ters in Kabul Afghanistan, another echo has been added and that is of the suicide bomb that killed the ex-president of Afghanistan, head of High Peace Council (HPC) and reputable political figure – Professor Burhan ud din Rabbani. These echoes have shattered ...

Night Raid Strategy: Needs a Rethinking

September 22, 2011

The number of night raids in Afghanistan by coalition and US Special Forces reaches thousands every year. The military officials deem it a very effective tactic to kill or capture terrorists. But President Hamid Karzi thinks the other way. Karzai not only denies the presence of militants in the districts of Afghanistan but also pronounces the ...

Conflict Grows Between Turkey and Israel

September 22, 2011

On Monday, Sept.19, Hillary Clinton, US foreign Secretary held talks with Turkish foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, while previously turkey strongly refused the proposed mediation of US over ruling showdown between Israel and Turkey. The current dispute between Israel and Turkey rose when last year, Israeli commandos attacked Turkish ...

Peace Maker Falls Victim

September 21, 2011

With the peace process being pushed by Afghan government, Taliban gave the fiercest response to the peace initiative on Tuesday. Following so many high profile assassinations by Taliban militants in recent months, Chief of Afghan High Peace Council (HPC), Burhanuddin Rabbani, was killed in a bomb attack at his home. Head of Peace Council ...

The Target Killings in Quetta, Pakistan

September 21, 2011

The wave of terrorism and target killings is turning mammoth in the South Asian region and the prime victims of this wave are Afghanistan and Pakistan. Both the countries are suffering to a great extent because of its severe consequences. The terrorist networks are able to penetrate through the security arrangements masterly and can hit their ...

Unanswered Questions on the Kabul Attacks

September 20, 2011

The US Ambassador to Islamabad, Cameron Munter has said there are doubts that the Haqqani Network has links with state of Pakistan. Actually it is not a new accusation, nor has the US Ambassador quoted it for the first time. In the last couple of years, whenever there has been a sophisticated attack by the Taliban militants in Kabul, fingers ...

Immature Democratic Values

September 20, 2011

The tension between the Parliament and the government has been rising for the last few months. Especially after the decision of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) that resulted in the replacement of 9 MP's with new ones, the gap has further been widened. It has turned into a clash that is being intensified by the both the parties ...

Kabul Bank ‘Bail Out’

September 19, 2011

There are different economic problems that Afghanistan is facing even after billion dollars of aid and assistance from international community. Though the entire amount has not been and can not be utilized for the economic sector alone, the amount that had to go to the sector has hardly made a satisfactory difference. The country has ...

Peace Process: Haqqani Network will do the Same as Taliban

September 19, 2011

The last week's terror attacks in Kabul created waves of fear among the public and concerns have multiplied over the functions and capacity of the government in securing lives of people. It is quite amazing that how the insurgents break the tightest security in Kabul, transfer their equipments and fight hours with the security forces.

No Plan to Make Afghan Independent of Aid

September 19, 2011

Over the last few years, Afghan government has been trying how to put an end to the violence. Violence is an integral part of the Taliban insurgency that may not cease until they reach their goals wholesale. The government has reached to the conclusion that this violence can be brought to an end by recognizing them as a legal entity and ...

Opening Societies or Islamic Awakening

September 18, 2011

After the Arab Spring that brought about huge political, social and economic changes in the Arab world and continues to shape a new prospect for new generations of Arab countries, there are efforts made to call it an "Islamic Awakening." In general, it was suppression and social deprivations that caused the Arab youths across the region to rise against their ...

Source of Gradual Deaths

September 18, 2011

Afghan people not only are getting killed in terrorist attacks and suicide bombings carried out by Taliban and other insurgent groups but are also suffering from many other evils. While Afghan children and women get killed or become deprived of the presence of their fathers and husbands at the dinner table almost on a daily basis, one can ...

Lack of Standard Health Services

September 18, 2011

Afghanistan falls among the countries where health facilities and services are almost negligible. As for everything, three decades of consistent war and conflict can be held responsible. Afghanistan not only lacks medical equipment and installation but also professional physicians. Therefore, every year thousands of Afghans have to travel ...

Changing Power Dynamics in Middle East

September 17, 2011

Much has been happening in Middle East lately. The political circumstances are changing rapidly and there are evident signs of many important developments in the region. The current conflict that seems to be rising between Israel and Turkey will definitely have considerable resonance in the power dynamics of the region. Turkey this month ...

Turkey’s Position in Arab World

September 17, 2011

What is called as Arab spring has brought about certain other outcomes. Some Arab nations have suffered from tyrant ruling over the past decades and thus feel happy about recent democratic changes. However, the wind of change in Arab world has proved blowing in interest of some other nations too. Turkey is well positioned to back public demands, search ...

Terrorists Hit Hard

September 15, 2011

The security situation in Afghanistan has been put to further scrutiny after the incident in the capital - Kabul on 13th September, 2011 that has resulted in the death of about 14 people and has wounded many others. The incidents took place in the heart of Kabul city and laid open the promises of the security forces and Afghan government ...