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Political Uprising Weakens the Democratic Establishment

Political Uprising Weakens the Democratic Establishment

August 20, 2011 | Jawad Rahmani

Despite the presence of foreign troops and billions of dollars in foreign aid, Afghanistan has been passing through a political turmoil and instability over the past one decade, said Governor of Balkh province, Atta Mohammad Noor, Addressing a gathering marking Afghanistan's 92nd Independence Day, which was attended by High-ranking ...

The Crisis Continues…

The Crisis Continues…

August 18, 2011 | Abbas Daiyar

The parliamentary crisis with its turns and twists from the day one, has reached to an interesting and important stage where the turning point could either end the year-long political battle among the three pillars of state, or mark the origin of a political calamity that could lead to the unimaginable and irreversible. The protest ...

Strategic Deal with the U.S. and Prospects

Strategic Deal with the  U.S. and Prospects

August 18, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

The signing of the strategic deal with the U.S., either in the shape of a declaration or a long-term agreement, has become unavoidable for both the governments of Afghanistan and the United States. It goes without saying that the government of Afghanistan is still almost totally reliant on international assistance both financially and in ...

A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember

August 18, 2011 | Abdul Samad Haidari

>This is an ultimate privileged moment for the people of Afghanistan at large to celebrate the 19th of August, one of the most precious and proud moments in their long rich political and cultural history to remember the freedom of their nation being achieved more than nine decades back with the support of their great HEROES from the Great ...

Unchecked Population Growth

Unchecked Population Growth

August 17, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

Every state consists of a population (total number of people living together in a politically defined territory), territory, government and sovereignty. Population is the basic part of a state. States are formed for the welfare and wellbeing of their people; without population no state or society can exist. There are many ...

A unique Neighbor of Afghanistan: China’s Xinjiang

A unique Neighbor of  Afghanistan: China’s Xinjiang

August 17, 2011 | Xu Feihong

Last month, 20 Afghan agricultural officials finished their two month session of agricultural training program held in Xinjiang, China. Excitement and indulgence can still be felt from their talks with Chinese diplomats in Kabul. They were deeply impressed by the wonderfully arranged training courses, beautiful scenery and multiple ...

Natural Disaster Management – Need for Adopting a Holistic View

Natural Disaster Management – Need for Adopting a Holistic View

August 17, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

Afghanistan has always been prone to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes which, upon their occurrence, have devastated homes, displaced people and took human lives. Floods, landslides and earthquakes are the three most frequent natural calamities in Afghanistan. As if the curse of wars ...

Reviving Afghanistan’s Moribund Carpet Industry

Reviving Afghanistan’s Moribund Carpet Industry

August 16, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

The famed Afghan carpet industry has certainly seen better days. The once thriving industry, on which livelihoods of countless many Afghans revolved, now lies in shambles. Afghan hand-weaved carpet has traditionally been a prized possession, embellishing homes in the West and the East alike, bearing the distinction of having originated ...

Corruption is the Worst Threat to Human Welfare

Corruption is the Worst  Threat to Human Welfare

August 16, 2011 | Abdul Samad haidari

The extreme ongoing root of corruption and violence in our society and in the world at large is not something new or strange to hear for the very first time. Perhaps this crisis has been going on since our existence. Indeed, as long as humans are hungry on this planet, corruption, violence and destruction will surly continue to ...

Our Response to Disabled

Our Response to Disabled

August 16, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

The decades of war in Afghanistan has influenced every aspect of Afghan life. A part from major impacts on political and economic spheres, there has been great impact on individual level as well. There are so many examples of the people who are either psychologically or physically affected by the war. A considerable number of the people who ...

Do not Crash a Rekindled Hope

Do not Crash a Rekindled Hope

August 15, 2011 | Sher Alam Saqib

The second parliamentary election in post-Taliban Afghanistan was held on September 18, 2010. Almost one year has elapsed since Afghan people across the country braved the death threats posed by Taliban lunatics to demonstrate their will and commitment to the democratic process that has been in place since 2001. That day was not without ...

The Plight of Afghan Children

The Plight of Afghan Children

August 15, 2011 | Sher Ali Yecha

If you give a smile to a child, you will receive a sweet smile in response. That signals the pure nature of children. In Afghanistan the children are deprived of their basic rights, are subject to mental and physical violence, they work hard dawn to dark whether it is scorching summer or freezing winter and are utilized for launching ...

The Phenomenon of Social Control

The Phenomenon  of Social Control

Dilawar Sharzai | August 14, 2011

A society marked with the growing deviations from the rules and regulations are considered to have weaker social control. Basically social control is the apparatus of controlling human social behavior so as to bring it in conformity with the rules, regulations, norms and values of the society. It can be either intentional or ...

Tourism for the Country

Tourism for the Country

August 14, 2011 | Ibrahim Walizada

Afghanistan is a potential tourism destination, if given some proper attention on this. There is an Afghan Tour department, but they are like the symbolic office-bearers sitting in there without any strategy and plan for this sector. There is considerable number of tourists who visit the country. These are generally the informed common ...

Man Forgets to Live for the Sake of Getting a Living

Man Forgets to Live for the Sake of Getting a Living

Abdul Samad Haidari | August 14, 2011

Sometimes to believe the realities is extremely hard. Perhaps it becomes hard to believe when man forgets the importance of the other living creatures on the same planet, he/she lives in, and being caught by the cruel rules of the circumstances that force one to dance as it is set to! And thus, it is hard to observe the conceivable rule of the ...

The Unsettling Reconciliation

The Unsettling Reconciliation

August 13, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

Recently, the future of Afghanistan has been the burning issue in different discussions. Both the security situation and peace process are ambiguous and there is a margin of a great deal of efforts to make the situation clearer. The US and other foreign troops have to be withdrawn till the end of the year 2014, while there are concerns ...

Global Calls, Regional Meddling

Global Calls, Regional Meddling

August 13, 2011 | By Nasruddin Hemati

While Libyan rebels are said to have captured parts of a strategic city for Muammar Gaddafi's government in Brega, Syrian protestors are under fresh violent crackdown by Assad forces. According to the reports Syrian soldiers opened fire on protesters in at least one flashpoint city and deployed across the country on Friday as President Bashar Assad' ...

Terrorist Activities are the World’s Worst Threat

Terrorist Activities are the World’s Worst Threat

August 13, 2011 | Abdul Samad Haidari

The extreme growth of terror and terrorist activity has begun to worry the whole world. The growing rates of terrorist activity in Afghanistan, Pakistan and around the world have become a bold challenge for the world at large. To end the terrorist activity from the face of the earth, the world's leaders must give it a top priority. In twenty ...

Sinister Western Designs for Pakistan and the Afghan War

Sinister Western Designs for  Pakistan and the Afghan War

August 11, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

The fate of the war in Afghanistan and by extension, the fate of Afghanistan as a nation is increasingly being tied to Pakistan's internal situation and whether that country will be able to successfully pull itself through the multitude of crises that are laying siege on it. While many of Pakistan's internal challenges such ...

Mothers are Still Vulnerable in Afghanistan

Mothers are Still  Vulnerable in Afghanistan

August 11, 2011 | Abdul Samad Haidari

To begin, I shall honor every mother of this country Afghanistan and all the mothers in the world at large. We are supposed not to overlook the importance of mother, the "Master of all of us" the ones who have devoted their each moment to make sure that we feel relax and secure. Mothers are indeed the true gift of God. And we must respect ...

Institution Vs Individual

Institution Vs Individual

August 11, 2011 | Dilawar Sherzai

The incapacity of human beings to live alone on their own has made them live in the form of groups. The interdependence of human beings has made them interact and communicate with one another and has brought them closer. This phenomenon has led to the formation of societies, wherein people live with co-operation and assistance of fellow ...

Bonn 2nd - an Extraordinary Opportunity for Reconciliation Process

Bonn 2nd - an Extraordinary Opportunity for  Reconciliation Process

August 10, 2011 | Ahmad Shah Katawazai

Fifth December, will be another important event in Afghanistan's history where Afghans and the In ternational Community will get together to mark the 10th anniversary of the decade long war and decide on the fate of the country at very critical times when transition process is ongoing, Afghans have taken responsibility ...

Afghan Handicrafts

Afghan Handicrafts

August 10, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

Every culture in the world consists of two major parts; material culture and non-material culture. The material culture includes all the tangible objects that are socially used in a society. The material culture may include cloth, jewelry, pottery and other objects that are a part of a society, while the non-material culture may include the ....

Nuclear Weapons are Designed to Crush Mankind

Nuclear Weapons are  Designed to Crush Mankind

August 10, 2011 | Abdul Samad Haidari

Since 1945, the first nuclear weapons have been developed across the globe for the sake of human protection and the future human related risks. We are quite confident of our destructive inventions, whatever we gain or invent is called civilization, the nuclear weapon which is only designed to crush the mankind and eradicate the sign of ...

Obstacles to Investment in Afghanistan

Obstacles to Investment  in Afghanistan

August 09, 2011 | Sher Ali Yecah

Afghanistan is the victim of the three decades of what is called the foreign-imposed war. After the Taliban was toppled in late 2001 as result of US-led invasion, a new window of hope and affluence opened for Afghanistan. One of the areas under international focus was to boost up Afghan economy by encouraging investments. Encouraging the ...

The Future of Afghanistan, an Opportunity and a Responsibility for Youth

The Future of Afghanistan,  an Opportunity and a Responsibility for Youth

August 09, 2011 | Staffan De Mistura

Afghan youth are growing up at a critical moment in Afghanistan. This country is at a crossroad between continuing conflict and ongoing dialogue. As I travel around the country speaking to young men and women engaged in civil society I am increasingly told – this is not the country we want, we want better, we can ...

Who is Setting the Agenda for Another International Conference on Afghanistan in Bonn?

Who is Setting the Agenda for Another International Conference on Afghanistan in Bonn?

August 09, 2011 | Frogh Wazhma

These days the hot topic in the 'elite and expatriate bubble' of Kabul is the Bonn II Conference. Analysts, experts and diplomats come up with different perspectives and predictions about whether this event will change Afghanistan's roadmap or just be one more international conference on Afghanistan. However, the recent news is that the ...

Rumors of Emergency Rule and the Parliamentary Crisis

Rumors of Emergency Rule and the Parliamentary Crisis

Abass Daiyar | August 08, 2011

The rumor and news reports of President Karzai thinking to impose emergency rule in the wake of standoff with parliament spread fast among the political circles of Kabul. There were quick reactions, but before it becomes more of credible news, sources from the Palace had jumped in and denied. It was the ...

Futile Efforts and Utilization of Resources

Futile Efforts and  Utilization of Resources

August 08, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

"Despite billions of dollars in aid, state institutions remain fragile and unable to provide good governance, deliver basic services to the majority of the population or guarantee human security," says a report on Afghanistan by International Crisis Group (ICG) released earlier this week. Definitely the circumstances in the country...

Govt. Needs Accountability in Terms of Peace & Political Stability

Govt. Needs Accountability in Terms of Peace & Political Stability

August 08, 2011 | Abdul Samad Haidari

Living in the ruins of 4 decades of war we have only seen the temper of bloodshed, abhorrence and destruction, disability and desperation, not stability and progress. The aggressive darkness of the so-called policy is never the whole story, yet it is the outset that has begun to end not in a prognosticated period. Every citizen of a country tries ...

Cultural Lag and Afghan Society

Cultural Lag and Afghan Society

August 07, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

A society tends to suffer from cultural lag when there is a considerable gap between the material culture and non-material culture of the society. The cultural lag basically results from speedy developments in material aspect of the culture, while the non-material culture tends to move slower. The material culture basically includes ...

The Threat of High Inflation and Rising Prices

The Threat of High Inflation and Rising Prices

August 07, 2011 | Mehdi Rezaie

The economy of Afghanistan remains extremely vulnerable to a surge in inflation rates. Inflation, manifested in the increase in prices of goods, commodities and essentials services, is one of the most important causes of destruction of people's purchasing power and decrease in the standard of living of people. In the context of ...

Living Under Wraps

Living Under Wraps

August 07, 2011 | Farman Nawaz

Last day I was reading a newspaper when I saw an advertisement of State Bank of Pakistan. It was a kind of notification for general public to inform them about ban on the usage of old currency notes of five hundred rupees after October 10, 2011. I keenly observed the images of the old and new currency notes and tried to find the apparent ...

Irrationality at its Worst

Irrationality at its Worst

August 06, 2011 | Abbas Daiyar

A roundtable discussion was organized by the Afghanistan Regional Studies Center this Tuesday to talk about the Bonn Conference. Some political analysts, most of whom were pro-Karzai folks, made speeches about the coming conference. Political analysts say that only Afghan government representatives should attend the second Bonn Conference...

Social Stratification and Afghan Society

Social Stratification and Afghan Society

August 06, 2011 | Dilawar Sharzai

The social and political changes in Afghanistan, in the post-Taliban scenario, have been able to cast diverse effects on Afghan society. Among different changes the stratification of society into rich and power classes is a dominant one. The differences have been intensified and are affecting the society as a whole. It has not been the ...