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Rahmani’s Murder and Third Phase of Transition

Rahmani’s Murder and Third Phase of Transition

May 14, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

High Peace Council (HPC) faced another setback on May 13, 2012, when one of its most senior members Arsala Rahmani was shot dead in Kabul. He was also a sitting member of Senate. According to the reports, he was shot at about 9:30 am, when he was on his way to parliament. Kabul crime branch chief, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zahir said ...

The Deadlock in Syria

The Deadlock in Syria

May 14, 2012 | Masood Korosh

Seemingly, the Arab spring before it blossoms in Syria has been hardly hit due to harsh social and political weather there. When the uprising started 14 months ago, it got the global attention. Everybody around the world was feeling sympathy with demonstrators. Moreover, the time was ripe and ...

Police,Counter Terrorism and Terror Threats in Britain.

Police,Counter Terrorism and Terror Threats in Britain.

May 14, 2012 | Musa Khan Jalalzai

Every terrorist attack serves many tactical goals and the purpose of terror attacks can be both internal and external. The underground links of the UK terror groups across the border and their nature of activities can be judged from the recent arrest of some extremist elements in their revelations. The networks of al Qaeda ...

A Tussle of Interests

A Tussle of Interests

May 13, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

As was expected, the strategic agreement between Afghanistan and US was not welcomed warmly by Afghanistan's neighboring countries. Prior to the signing of the agreement, some of the countries had shown their concerns regarding the presence of US troops in Afghanistan after 2014. Now, that agreement has been signed and ...

The True Face of today’s Man’s Evolution..

The True Face of today’s  Man’s Evolution..

May 13, 2012 | Abdul Samad Haidari

Modern people think that they are much more civilized than their forefathers and that they were not civilized as of them. But the evidences clearly show the reverse. Their true wisdom and knowledge are today's main achievements and inventions. The archaeological excavations show that our forefathers were much ...

Owning and Disowning “Afghan Taliban”?

Owning and Disowning “Afghan Taliban”?

May 13, 2012 | Farman Nawaz

"Is it a sin to consider Afghan Taliban an asset?" As a liberal and anti-Taliban, it does not suit me to say this but isn't it a fact that today in Afghanistan every stakeholder is supporting one group or the other to implement its own agenda in the war torn Afghanistan. Suppose Pakistan disowns Afghan ...

ANF’s Demands Persist

ANF’s Demands Persist

May 12, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

Afghanistan National Front (ANF) organized a public rally in Shibarghan, Jawzjan on Wednesday May 9, 2012 in which a large number of people (about 30,000) participated. Addressing to the crowd, the main leaders of the Front reiterated the thoughts and demands, which they have been pursuing since the formation of ANF. They ...

The Great Game Hero

The Great Game Hero

May 12, 2012 | Abbas Ali Sultani

It has been ten years since the Taliban regime has been thrown out of the country, but they are still considered a serious security threat for the government of Afghanistan. It seems like they are more powerful than ten years ago. There are around 35 countries that have been fighting against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan ...

Withdrawal and the Neighbors

Withdrawal and  the Neighbors

May 12, 2012 | Masood Korosh

The Chicago conference is about to be held where NATO members' heads will once again put the issue of Afghanistan at the core of the discussion, though the deadline for complete military withdrawal was previously set. It is likely that, unlike the rest, participants will largely focus on the exit strategies; how to withdraw with least ...

Unitary Vs Federal Form of Government

Unitary Vs Federal  Form of Government

May 10, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

Currently, a debate is underway on whether Afghanistan should opt for a federal form of government or it should stick to its unitary system. There are some national and international factions and intellectuals who think that a federal system can be best suited for a country like Afghanistan, while Afghan government ...

Sharing the Same Boat

Sharing the Same Boat

May 10, 2012 | Nasruddin Hemmati

Explicit and implicit opposition to the US-Afghan strategic pact was expected before presidents of the two nations inked it. The long battle in Afghanistan is believed to be fueled by regional and international actors who have defined their interests in the lasting conflict in Afghanistan to defeat their rivals. Iran's ...

Afghan children: Fighting for Survival

Afghan children: Fighting for Survival

May 10, 2012 | Abbas Ali Sultani

Afghan children and women are the victims of great game being played in the region. Since the soviet invasion in 1979, Afghanistan has been suffering from different sorts of instabilities such as poverty, fragile security, unemployment and illiteracy. It has been three decades that the country has been turned to a race course for ...

“Let’s not Kid Ourselves”

“Let’s not Kid Ourselves”

May 09, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

After more than a decade of war, extravagant expenditure of dollars and valuable sacrifices in the form of human lives, the situation of peace and tranquility is still shaky in Afghanistan. Taliban, who were said to be defeated in the war, seem to be gaining strength once again and they have been threatening the security of the ...

Corruption in Afghanistan

Corruption in Afghanistan

May 09, 2012 | Masood Korosh

Comparing Afghanistan to other countries in the cosmos, we come to know that it ranks 1.4 on the Transparency International corruption scale – the worst in South Asia. Of the 178 countries assessed, the only countries lower ranked than Afghanistan are Myanmar and Somalia. Bribery and corruption are two of their critical ...

China: A Reliable Partner of Afghanistan

China: A Reliable  Partner of Afghanistan

May 09, 2012 | Xu Feihong

Recently, some Afghan friends have asked me similar questions in various occasions: Will China abandon Afghanistan after 2014? Will China continue to assist Afghan brothers? How is the prospect of China-Afghanistan future relationship? Are Chinese companies the sort of snobbish merchants who are hungry for money and yet run ...

Right after the Deal!

Right after the Deal!

May 08, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

Both Afghanistan government and U.S. have been trying to give a very positive picture of present and future state of affairs after signing the Afghan-US strategic agreement. However, the outcomes are not yet too ripe to be gauged as positive or otherwise. Few of the recent interviews and statements by Afghan and US officials ...

Strategic Pact and Uncertainties

Strategic Pact and Uncertainties

May 08, 2012 | Abbas Daiyar

President Obama's short stay in Kabul was more of a symbolic political visit on the eve of Osama bin Laden's first death anniversary. Addressing Americans from Afghanistan before launching reelection campaign, President Obama reminded them that he sent the Navy SEALs to kill ...

Students: Dreaming for Overseas Scholarship

Students: Dreaming for Overseas Scholarship

May 08, 2012 | Abbas Ali Sultani

Students, during high school are dreaming of continuing their higher education in a world class standard school. Moreover, they are interested to get overseas scholarship and experience living abroad. Obtaining overseas scholarship can be difficult and time consuming, but not impossible. There are ways to boost ...

Iraq war and the Taliban’s return

Iraq war and the  Taliban’s return

May 07, 2012 | Ali RazaHussaini

The inter-government conflict over the future of Taliban reached the apex in 2010 when President Karzai called the traditional Peace Jirga to advise him on the process. Taliban attacked the Jirga with no human casualties, but Afghanistan's security officials came under hostile criticism. After the Jirga was over ...

Education Through Afghan History

Education Through  Afghan History

May 07, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

The nations that have gotten strong hold of education in the process of their evolution have been able to achieve remarkable gains. It has been through proper development in the education sector and education system that such countries are standing much apart from others with well-being and dignity kneeling ...

Afghan Children: Fighting for Access to Education

Afghan Children: Fighting for Access to Education

May 07, 2012 | Abbas Ali Sultani

There are almost half of school age Afghan children who are deprived of education and will die illiterate. Since ouster of Taliban regime in 2001 and establishment of the transitional government in 2002, millions of dollars have been spent and invested for the reconstruction of the country's infrastructures. But still ...

The Taliban’s Evolution from A Spent Force to Strategic Threat

The Taliban’s Evolution from A Spent Force to Strategic Threat

May 06, 2012 | Ali RazaHussaini

Speaking to the Nation in September 2002, President Bush officially announced the defeat of the Taliban and Al-Qaida in Afghanistan and said that Afghanistan was liberated from brutal oppression and, "the terrorists who wanted to occupy Afghanistan now occupy selves in Guantanamo Bay." Afghanistan ...

The Indian Film Festival in Afghanistan

The Indian Film Festival  in Afghanistan

May 06, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

The Institut Francais d'Afghanistan and the Embassy of India in Afghanistan, on the occasion of 100th anniversary of Indian Film Industry in Bombay, have organized a Film Festival in Afghanistan. The festival will take place in the Institut Francais d'Afghanistan, Kabul from May 5-22. Six famous Indian films namely ...

Microsoft Vs Apple

Microsoft Vs Apple

May 06, 2012 | Abbas Ali Sultani

Microsoft's philosophy is, "A computer on every desk in every house and office running Microsoft software". Microsoft is more concerned and concentrated on developing software. On the other hand, Apple's philosophy is; "Make computers accessible to everyone and easy to use". Apple is more concerned with ...

Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement

Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement

May 05, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barrack Obama signed the "Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement between Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United States of America" on May 02, 2012. Obama, reached Kabul on an unannounced trip on Tuesdsay, May 01, 2012. The deal was signed by both the ...

At last the Deal is Signed!

At last the Deal is Signed!

May 03, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

The much awaited strategic deal between Afghanistan and US has been signed. The US President, Barrack Obama, reached Kabul on an unannounced trip on Tuesdsay, May 01, 2012. The deal was signed by both the Presidents at about 12 midnight (start of May 02), which put an end to the controversies that had been rising ...

Persecution of Minorities in Pakistan: A Failed State

Persecution of Minorities in Pakistan: A Failed State

May 03, 2012 | Abbas Daiyar

Persecution of minorities is not a new phenomenon in Pakistan. A country partitioned from India after a movement of equal rights for the Muslims of sub-continent, religious and ethnic minorities were not only declared third-class citizens through state legislations, but also they have faced brutal violence since the day of Pakistan's ...

I Hate US but Love to be American

I Hate US but Love to be American

May 03, 2012 | Masood Korosh

Few days ago, while NATO soldiers were talking with Tribal elders in Zabul province, they came under fire by armed militants, which left four children dead. According to credible reports and eyewitnesses, the children were killed as result of militants' firing, but meanwhile some alleged NATO soldiers shot them dead. Though ...

Elections Controversies Continue

Elections Controversies Continue

May 02, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

The future of peace and tranquility within Afghan society remains ambiguous and it is also affecting the confidence of the people regarding the important development processes. Security situation can play a very vital role in Afghan's socio-political scenario. Afghan authorities along with Western allies have ...

Promising Step toward Nation Building

Promising Step toward  Nation Building

May 02, 2012 | Masood Korosh

Earlier this week, I was busy working on a report in one of the foreign NGO's, when the manager informed that there was peaceful protest going on at heart of Kabul city, in the front of Pameer Cinama. But he did not provide any explanation about the objective and demands of protestors though I asked him for the ...

The Strategic Agreement and the Challenges Ahead

The Strategic Agreement and the Challenges Ahead

May 02, 2012 | Abdul Samad Haidari

The U.S launched war on terror in Afghanistan has cost huge devotion in the last ten years of bloodshed, particularly in the last couple of months. The recent attacks by Afghan soldiers on U.S. troops and the massacre of 17 Afghan civilians, allegedly by an army sergeant, and the inadvertent burning of copies of the ...

Widening Gap between Foreign and Afghan Troops

Widening Gap between Foreign and Afghan Troops

May 01, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

In the so-called "End Game" in Afghanistan, there are myriads of issues that are getting serious and they are denying the perception that the "Game" is reaching to its decisive "End" in Afghanistan. Though there have been endeavors to create a very optimistic perception about the future state of ...

Int’l Labor Day and Afghans’ Poverty-Grabbed Living

Int’l Labor Day and Afghans’ Poverty-Grabbed Living

May 01, 2012 | Muhammad Ahsan

The international workers' day, today, is being unofficially celebrated in Afghanistan. As for the millions of workers around the world, this day has a special message for Afghan workers too – fight for your right. But awareness is low as majority of the poor Afghan workers do not have even a little know-how about their day. Poverty ...

Pentagon, Defense Clandestine Service and the future of Civil War in China

Pentagon, Defense Clandestine Service and the future of Civil War in China

May 01, 2012 | Musa Khan Jalalzai

Recent research reports have documented armed conflict between the United State and China and future civil war within China. The present conflictual situation in South China Sea which joins Southeast Asian states with Western pacific and functioning as a global sea routes, has exuberated ...

A Weird Offer

A Weird Offer

April 30, 2012 | Dilawar Sherzai

n the sixth meeting of trilateral Core Group in Islamabad, Afghanistan, US and Pakistan have agreed to form a combined strategy regarding peace talks with Taliban. They have agreed to find out ways that could lead to safe passage for Taliban who wish to be a part of the reconciliation process. The meeting was held on Friday ...