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Afghan Women – Achievements, Challenges and Way Forward

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SIGAR, the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, wrote in its latest report that Afghan women have made significant progress since 2001. The report noted improvements in health, education, access to justice, political participation and economic participation, and said that they had made significant progress in these areas. Health: …

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Challenges for Pakistan After US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Last month, President Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan unconditionally changed the geopolitical climate in the region. Russia and China are worried about the possible influx of terrorists on their borders. Iran and Saudi Arabia are moving towards normalizing relations. India is outraged by a move that shows …

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Chaotic Situation in the North Can Lead to a Civil War

situation in the north

Faryab province in the north of the country has been in a state of turmoil for a month following the introduction of a new governor. Residents of the province have protested against the nomination of Daud Laghmani as the governor of the province. The movement threatens to spread the protests …

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Ethnicization of Politics in Afghanistan

Ethnicization of politics in Afghanistan

A brief look at the political history of Afghanistan will depict that this land has been involved in civil wars, every now and then, mostly because of ethnocentrism, since the formation of the Abdali dynasty in Greater Khorasan and then by Mohammadzai princes. Though by the end of 19th century, …

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Cooperation With Pakistan is the Key for Afghanistan

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After the US President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by 9/11, the impact on regional security and the role of key players in the region, including Pakistan, cannot go unnoticed. Pakistan supported the Afghan jihad as a frontline and closest ally of the United States after …

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Pakistan’s Crucial Role in Afghan Peace Process

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The role of international and regional countries in the success and failure of the Afghan peace process cannot be denied. Pakistan, meanwhile, as Afghanistan’s largest neighbor, has been instrumental in Afghanistan since its inception in 1947 and is still a key player in the Afghan peace process. The recent US …

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US Withdrawal and Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan

US Troops withdrawal and prospects of peace

Announcement of the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan has been one of the most controversial issues in recent weeks and has been met with mixed reactions from Afghans. Some welcome the decision by the US government and NATO, while others see the withdrawal of foreign troops as …

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Arg’s Three-member Democratic Leadership

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Everyone, from the leader to a common person, from the intellectual and political activist to social media activists, complain about the three-member democratic leadership in Afghanistan. The same issue was discussed in the plenary session of the House of Representatives earlier this week and the members of the parliament raised …

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Ghani Using Democracy as the Basis for His Survival


Many political pundits in Afghanistan have come to the conclusion that President Ashraf Ghani has been using the call for a democratic system as a means of staying in power and using it as a deterrent to threats aimed at his political power. For him it does not make any …

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