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Report: President Ghani Proposes Three-phase Peace Roadmap

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KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, Reuters reported on Sunday, quoting an official document. Washington is pushing for a conference to be hosted by Turkey, …

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Moscow Meeting, Peace Prospects and Ghani’s Foul Play

Moscow Meeting

Afghan and Taliban delegations met with representatives of the United States, Russia, China and Pakistan at a one-day meeting in Moscow to review the Afghan peace process. The countries participating in the Moscow summit issued a statement on Thursday (March 18th) emphasizing the need to fulfill the Afghan people’s desire …

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Ghani: No Transfer of Authority Without Elections

Ghani

KABUL – Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said that he will not transfer authority without elections, as pressure mounts for Afghans to consider a new US proposal for peace, which includes a plan for an interim government. Ghani made the remarks during a seminar on Afghanistan’s foreign policy at …

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Arg’s Recent Courting of Dostum Raises Questions

Dostum, Ghani

KABUL – The appearance of Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum, the former vice president, at a special security meeting at Arg (Presidential Palace) on Saturday, caused politicians and analysts to speculate that President Ashraf Ghani is using Dostum opportunistically amid new developments in the peace process. Dostum has not attended any …

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Blinken’s Letter and Ghani’s Political Games

Blinken

Last week, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken wrote a letter to Afghan leadership. Between the lines of this letter, the voice of complaints about Ghani can be clearly heard. It is similar to Khalilzad’s complaints about Ghani’s arguments, Karzai and Sayyaf’s complaints, and political figures’ complaints about Ghani’s monopoly, …

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Dostum Supports Formation of Interim Govt.

Dostum

KABUL – Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum, leader of Jonbesh-e-Milli (National Movement), a political party, says an interim government was acceptable to maintain the current governing system. Earlier, other political figures had spoken about the interim administration since the intra-Afghan negotiations began in September in Qatar. “If this system is maintained, …

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Afghanistan Can Learn Much from Democracy in the US

Afghanistan can learn from democracy in the US

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, along with Kamala Harris as the first woman and the first South Asian American as vice president, was another historic day for American democracy. Drawing parallels between the United States and Afghanistan may seem strange to many, …

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President Ghani’s Selective Approach Against Corruption

corruption in Afghanistan

The new Afghanistan, after the fall of the Islamic Emirate, has been plagued by all kinds of financial, administrative and moral corruption. Over the past two decades, the sheer scale of corruption has taken its toll on Afghanistan’s institutions, bureaucracy, and national budgets and resources, and Afghanistan is now a …

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