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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 ...

Kabul, a Theater of Suicide Assaults

September 15, 2011

Kabul has now turned into a major and interesting theater of suicide attacks and well-coordinated assaults for the terrorists and Taliban insurgents that attempt to create a role for themselves in controlling the country in the future. It is also a place of extreme fear for Kabul residents. It is now a place of uncertainty for Kabuli school...

The Euro Financial Crisis

September 15, 2011

It is an accepted theory among modern economists that people react quickly against any change in money-wage unlike in the case of real wage. Do some Euro-countries undergo the same economic nightmarish reality? The answer seemingly is positive. Last year, in G8 summit, president Obama remained isolated in pushing for further incentives and ...

‘Afghan Parliament’ out of Track

September 14, 2011

The Afghan parliamentary issue remains intact. Unfortunately, no considerable measures are taken towards the proper solution of the issue, as both 'the members of the parliament who are against the decision' and 'the Independent Election Commission (IEC)' do not seem ready to comprise at the moment.The IEC's decision (which was thought to ...

Ryan Crocker’s Statement is Promising

September 14, 2011

Months ago when the first round of military withdrawal process realized by transition of security responsibilities of five areas to Afghan security forces, the cacophony was rising from all military engaged countries that they were serious about withdrawal, even possibly without consideration of its outcomes in 2014. The project has ...

Security Personnel Are to Be Better than Evil Forces of Terrorism

September 13, 2011

Due to the continuation of war and war-like situation in Afghanistan, there has been a degradation and breakdown in the culture of accountability and moral fields. A violent spirit was developed throughout the periods of war and conflict beginning with Soviet occupation of the country and now with the ...

Sectarian Terrorism in Pakistan

September 13, 2011

Sectarian violence is a decades-long phenomenon in Pakistan. Religious minorities are under constant threat and discrimination. It is not just the non-Muslim communities who face threats from the fanatic religious extremist zealots, but also the Muslim 'minorities' like Shia and Ahmadis. According to latest reports, the fate of late Punjab ...

After 32 Years, Life Still at Great Stake

September 13, 2011

After 32 years of war and conflict, life in Afghanistan, is still at great stake. None of the three objectives of the international community – defeating insurgents, national building and bringing economic prosperity – has been achieved. Insurgents' planned attacks that include suicide/roadside bombings, target killings, direct clashes ...

After Ten Years, Afghanistan Still a Theater of Suicide Attacks

September 12, 2011

Afghan people do believe that September 11 events provided them with an opportunity to get rid of a brutal regime that had pushed the country to the dark ages. This regime was the hard-line Taliban that had harbored Al-Qaeda operatives and other terrorists from the region and beyond. These terrorists operated from Afghanistan to bring the ...

Taliban Call 9/11 “Ambiguous and Murky” Event

September 12, 2011

The people and government of the United States of America marked 10th anniversary of the 9/11 with alerts and threats of terrorist attacks in New York and other American cities. Security was on high-alert. Today after ten years, it shows how vulnerable the world is. Despite two wars followed by the events of 9/11, there are several facts that have not changed ...

ANA & ANP, Long Way to Go

September 12, 2011

In the seven areas that were handed over to Afghan security forces under first phase of security transition this summer, security is fragile and challenging. The Taliban are giving a very tough time to police and army in Hirat and Lashkargah cities of Afghanistan. Yet the Afghan ministries of Defense and ...

The 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2011

It can be claimed with certitude that concern about a possible terrorist attack on New York and Washington has somehow grasped two cities and prompted alteration in routine business as New York City police set up vehicle checkpoints and posted rifle-clad officers at train stations. According to creditable reports, calls for suspicious ...

The Multitalented Phenomenon

September 11, 2011

>As historic annals suggest, certain violent moves may bring about peaceful results, with horrible consequences may possibly coming out of apparently peaceful movements. So, socio-political phenomena are too interconnected and profound to be judged about easily. Grappling with predictions on possible consequences caused by the regime change ...