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An Unavoidable Political Reform

An Unavoidable  Political Reform

January 28, 2012 | Sher Alam Saqib

Among other political agenda and issues, there is a need for political reforms to be discussed, initiated and implemented in the country. These political reforms include changing the presidential system into parliamentary democracy. Over the last ten years, international community has been helping Afghan (Karzai's) government ...

Struggle to Undermine Tehran’s Nuclear Ambition

Struggle to Undermine  Tehran’s Nuclear Ambition

January 28, 2012 | Jawad Rahmani

Seemingly, the western countries are really disappointed of diplomatic means to get Islamic Republic to suspend its nuclear Program in exchange to political and economic incentives in a quantity that they were ready to pay. Indeed for a long period, they used to seriously try to persuade Tehran ...

Obama’s Address and Class Disparity

Obama’s Address  and Class Disparity

January 26, 2012 | Dilawar Sharzai

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, US President Obama showed his concerns about the growing economic disparity in US and had a great emphasis on economic equality and equal opportunities for different classes in the society. He emphatically admitted that only by guaranteeing swift ...

The Forgotten Story

The Forgotten Story

January 26, 2012 | Abbas Daiyar

It's an irony to see high-ranking anti-corruption officials making tours around the world to attend seminars on 'how to fight corruption', but having no single case of success, in large-scale corruption that has plagued the Karzai Administration top to bottom. To their credit, we always top the list of shame in ranking among ...

Afghan Women’s Quest for Their Rights

Afghan Women’s Quest  for Their Rights

January 26, 2012 | Mehdi Rezaie

In the post-Taliban Afghanistan, "women rights" is the new buzzword. Improving the conditions and social standing of women in today's Afghanistan has found devout champions in both the Afghan government and outside in the fledgling Afghan civil society. Numerous institutions have been set up tasked with protecting ...

Strategic Agreements with European Countries

Strategic Agreements with European Countries

January 25, 2012 | Mehdi Rezaie

The government of Afghanistan is gearing up to sign three strategic agreements each with the governments of the U.K., France and Italy in an upcoming tour of these European countries by President Hamid Karzai. Another strategic agreement is being worked out by the European Union and will soon be submitted to the Ministry of ...

Reasons behind EU’s Sanctions Against Iran

 Reasons behind EU’s Sanctions Against Iran

January 25, 2012 | Jawad Rahmani

As anticipated, European Union agreed in the Brussels meeting to ratchet up pressure against Islamic Republic of Iran over its so-called suspicious nuclear program. The members approved to intensify sanctions against the country —— the brinkmanship to get Tehran change its current defiant status and suspend the uranium enrichment ...

Agriculture and Forestry in Afghanistan

Agriculture and Forestry  in Afghanistan

January 25, 2012 | Abdul Samad Haidari

Afghanistan is a traditional agrarian society, with rural Afghans wildlife, typical of each micro-ecosystem in the mountains they inhabit. Constituting well over 80% of the population live in rural areas before the Soviet invasion since 1979, agricultural products have decreased by 50%. To compensate for this loss, rural people have ...

Afghanized Reconciliation and” Change in System”!

Afghanized Reconciliation and” Change in System”!

January 24, 2012 | Dilawar Sharzai

The cold war between the opposition and the Afghan Presidential office is getting very intense. The planned and controversial reconciliation process has widened the gap between the both. In fact, the process has given rise to a lot of ambiguities as it has not been very much transparent. Most of the Afghan people and dominant political ...

The Kingdom of Kabul

The Kingdom of Kabul

January 24, 2012 | Abbas Daiyar

While inaugurating the new session of National Assembly after its winter break, President Karzai spoke in reference to the meeting of some Afghan politicians and US congressmen in Berlin. Leaders of National Front Ahmad Zia Massoud, Haji Muhammad Muhaqiq, Abdur Rashid Dostum and former ...

The Government’s Resistance to Change

The Government’s  Resistance to Change

January 24, 2012 | Mehdi Rezaie 

The political war between the government of President Karzai and the main opposition bloc, Afghanistan's National Front, has found a new issue and a new battleground. The call by a number of leaders from the National Front to make a shift to a parliamentary form of democracy has been the hotbed of a new wave of controversies. Some prominent ...

Is ‘Justice’ the will of the Powerful?

Is ‘Justice’ the will  of the Powerful?

January 23-2012 | Dilawar Sharzai

Most of the political philosophers and analysts believe that justice is one of the basic pillars on which the building of a political system can be constructed. Justice, in simplest words, is 'to give what a person deserves' or 'it is what the courts offer' or else 'it is what law tends to achieve'. But these definitions of justice are too simplistic and ...

The Euro Crisis and Sustainability of the System

The Euro Crisis and Sustainability of the System

January 23-2012 | Jawad Rahmani

Right after 2008 financial crisis, all countries have been engaged in severe battle to control the fallout and restrict its consequential effects. While part succeeded but many are still writhing in sludge and have no idea how to stop. Generally speaking, countries supported two different approaches. One, which largely ...

An Uncertain Future for Afghanistan

An Uncertain Future  for Afghanistan

January 23-2012 | NaeemYaghoobi

The international conference on international assistance to Afghanistan is scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan in July of 2012. The Tokyo international conference is scheduled to focus on international economic assistance to Afghanistan for development and reconstruction during the decade 2014-24, which is supposed to be ...

No Way Out of This Financial Crisis - Collapse Inevitable

No Way Out of This Financial Crisis - Collapse Inevitable

January 22, 2012 | Mehdi Rezaie

The financial and economic crisis that has engulfed the developed world in Europe and North America is unprecedented in the history of humankind in terms of both depth and breadth of the problems that underpin the crisis. Never before in history has the world been so integrated with the financial markets truly global and every crisis ...

Int’l Efforts Fail to Cut Taliban’s Biggest Source of Income

Int’l Efforts Fail to Cut Taliban’s Biggest Source of Income

January 22, 2012 | Mohd. Ahsan

'Better Security' in Afghanistan has been a top priority of international community. But it would be like glossing over the fundamental facts pertaining to Afghanistan, if one articulates the US and its allies' efforts are triumphing here. The Afghan government and its international partners have, with no single doubt, failed to ...

The Hard Journey to Sanction Iranian Oil

The Hard Journey to Sanction Iranian Oil

January 22, 2012 | Nasruddin Hemati

Amidst rising concern in United States of America, Europe, Israel and certain Arab countries over Iran's ambiguous moves to enrich Uranium at a higher level, in more arsenals and with more number of centrifuges, the quarrels over how to deal ...

Talks with Taliban Within a Flawed Model

Talks with Taliban Within  a Flawed Model

January 21, 2012 | Mehdi Rezaie

Recently, the Taliban announced that talks and negotiations with the U.S.-led international community do not mean that they would drop weapons and embrace peace. This statement might have surprised many in the West including some in the Obama Administration, who have pinned all their hopes on finding "a negotiated, political ...

Bankruptcy of the Existing Power Structure

Bankruptcy of the Existing Power Structure

January 21, 2012 | Sher Alam Saqib

In addition to the negotiation with Taliban and other insurgent groups, the new campaign for decentralization of power launched by some major political parties and alliances has become a prevalent discussion in Afghanistan, whose translation into real political reform can determine the future course of political stability in the ...

What Would Be the Next Step?

What Would Be  the Next Step?

January 21, 2012 | Jawad Rahmani

A month-long mandate of Arab monitoring team expired lately this week and its chief Mr. Mohammad al-Dabi is still working on the report to represent to League's leaders likely within few coming days. The team was deployed to the country last month in the wake of suspension of Syria's membership in the League. The suspension came ...

Fiscal Sustainability and Dwindling Foreign Aid

Fiscal Sustainability and Dwindling Foreign Aid

January 19, 2012 | Mehdi Rezaie

Afghanistan currently stands at the bottom of the United Nation's Human Development Index. This shows the extent of the under-development, poverty and the abysmal conditions of living for a majority segment of the population. The efforts over the past one decade in reducing poverty and creation of jobs and employment have ...

Suffering, Shivering Afghans

Suffering, Shivering Afghans

January 19, 2012 | Dilawar Sharzai

Afghanistan is one of the countries that suffer from lack of development and basic requirements of life. Millions in the country can hardly acquire basic necessities of life. Through most part of its modern history the country has been dominated by wars and conflicts. Little efforts have been made in improving the standard of ...

The Trend has Taken a New Turn

The Trend has Taken a New Turn

January 19, 2012 | By Jawad Rahmani

No doubt, it has been centuries that European and North American countries have been the founder, epicenter and engine of almost everything in the world, ranging from economics, to politics, to social and cultural relations and etc. whatever the reason behind, they were deeply engaged in promoting and expanding those abstract ...

Warlords and Amir-ul-Momaneen

Warlords and  Amir-ul-Momaneen

January 18, 2012 | Abbas Daiyar

The Taliban have issued a statement in Farsi on their website condemning the conference in Berlin attended by key opposition figures and leaders of National Front Ahmad Zia Massoud, Rashid Dostum, Muhammad Muhaqiq and former NDS Chief AmrullahSaleh. Since the meeting last week in Berlin, which was organized by Aspen Institute, there ...

What are our Rights?

What are our Rights?

January 18, 2012 | Dilawar Sharzai

Whenever a government is formed in a state, one of its top priority matters is maintaining the rights of its citizens. In today's world of ours when the nations of world claim to be civilized and they have formed democratic systems of government the rights of the subjects have been emphasized to a great extent. Moreover, today the ...

Living in the Age of Corruption

Living in the Age  of Corruption

January 18, 2012 | Abdul Samad Haidari

After the collapse of the Taliban, Corruption has gone from bad to worse, from the time when the United States installed the so-called government despite hundreds and thousands of promises and oaths to get Afghanistan rid of these messes and save its people from injustice and paralyzing criminal warlords but yet no comprehensive...

Is Everything Fair in War?

Is Everything Fair in War?

January 17, 2012 | Dilawar Sharzai

The wars always bring with themselves myriads of problems, evils and harms. It has the capability to destroy human civilization within no time. Decades of developments can turn to ruins once these giants turn wild and grasp the world in its deadly grips. There have been many wars in the human history and all of them have their ...

A Modern Class of Entrepreneurs - A Must for Afghanistan

A Modern Class of Entrepreneurs - A Must for Afghanistan

January 17, 2012 | Mehdi Rezaie

The post-Taliban Afghanistan is a colorful gallery of achievements, failures, mistakes and blunders. From the international community to the government of Afghanistan every single entity within this large set-up has had its own share of mistakes and blunders as well as achievements. A grave mistake committed in Afghanistan, and for that ...

The Power of Social Networks

The Power of  Social Networks

January 17, 2012 | Naeem Yaghoobi

It would be surprising to know one-fifth of all the internet users, visit and use one or more of the online social networks. According to new research done, online social networks have about 1.2 billion users. Most of them are young people between the ages of 15 -25 years. Facebook and Twitter are the most popular social networks and ...

Talks of Federal System

Talks of Federal System

January 16, 2012 | Abbas Daiyar

After Taliban's confirmation of opening an office in Qatar, the domestic Afghan debate on talks with the Taliban has intensified among the political circles of Kabul, media, civil society organizations and ordinary Afghans. It is optimistic to see the efforts of talks for a political settlement with the insurgents to end the ...

Violence Resurge in Iraq

Violence Resurge in Iraq

January 16, 2012 | Jawad Rahmani

Iraq is regressing in the security and political spheres. On Saturday, Jan 14, Shiite worshipers were targeted by suicide bombers in the city of Basra. The attack killed more than 50 people and injured around hundred people on one of the holiest days in Shiite calendar. Though against the hopes, it smelt sectarian violence and ...

“We don’t Need Nuclear Power”

“We don’t Need Nuclear Power”

January 16, 2012 | Mohd. Ahsan

On Saturyday, January 14, 2012, around 2000 protestors marched in the streets of Yokohama, Japan, chanting slogans against the nuclear energy and its negative impacts on environment and life. The protestors were chanting, "We don't need nuclear power. Give back our hometown. Protect our children." Japan is one of the ...

Durand Line: The Future Time Bomb

Durand Line: The Future Time Bomb

January 15, 2012 | Mohammad Younas

On November 12, 1893, King Abdur Rahman Khan and Sir Henry Mortimer Durand (British Envoy) agreed on seven points known as Durand Line Agreement to demarcate the line between Afghanistan and British India approximately 2,640 kilometers long (presently much of Baluchistan, large parts of the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province and the...

In Search of a Painted Childhood

In Search of a  Painted Childhood

January 15, 2012 | Mehdi Rezaie

The BBC Persian service ran a small but profoundly moving story on how a number of children and adolescents in Mazar-e Sharif experience with painting and drawing in "Balkh Cultural café". This is something that very few children in Afghanistan of today ever hear of or actually get the ...

Ambiguity Surrounds the Palace

Ambiguity Surrounds the Palace

January 15, 2012 | Mohd. Ahsan

These days a very pathetic condition seems to be prevailing in presidential palace. The Karzai administration is trying to exhibit itself as 'important' in the process where the US is trying to enter a deal with Taliban. But the palace and the High Peace Council (HPC) – specially established to facilitate the peace ...