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Ghani Offers Taliban a Share in Power

President Ghani

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani offers a share in power to Taliban, if the militant group agrees to give up the war as Afghanistan celebrates Victory Day to mark Mujahideen’s overthrow of Soviet-backed Kabul regime in 1992. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani’s offer comes a day after US asked all Americans …

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Ghani Meets Influential Leaders to Discuss Political Future

President Ghani Meets Afghan Political Figures

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani held meetings with a number of influential political leaders of Afghanistan including former President Hamid Karzai, the High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR) chairman Abdullah Abdullah, and former jihadi commander Abdul Rab Rassould Sayyaf to discuss the ongoing security and political climate of the country …

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Arg’s Three-member Democratic Leadership

Arg three-member democratic leadership

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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Report: President Ghani Proposes Three-phase Peace Roadmap

President Ghani

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

US Blinken Aid

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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