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Making Accusation Exposes the Inward of Afghan Politics

By: Mohammad Yasin Sultani Last month the Finance Minister, Hazrat Omar ZakhilWal, following the Interior Minister, Mujtaba Patang, in an unprecedented move accused six MPs of smuggling, making illegal demands and involvement in corruption. In a summoning session, before the parliamentarians, the Minister named the MPs involved in smuggling and illegal activities. The move further escalated the strained rel ...

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Land-Grabbing by top Officials Rocks the Afghan Government

Recently, once again discussion on the endemic corruption, particularly, over the issue of land-grabbing by powerful figures, is escalated among the afghan elites. A parliamentary commission of supervising the government activities, after conducting a survey for over six months, on last Monday revealed that around 1,290,000 acres of lands have been grabbed by 15,000 people across Afghanistan. Most of the gr ...

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NATO Withdrawal Concerns of Afghan Leading Neighbors; an Opportunity for Afghanistan

As the 2014 gets closer, the concerns of the afghan leading neighbors about post 2014 Afghanistan also become bolder. The afghan dominant neighbors; Russia, India and to some extend china have recently showed their worries about post 2014 Afghanistan more noticeably in occasions around the region. The security and the economy issues have combined the core stone of the concerns expressed by the three countri ...

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Post 2014 Afghanistan: Matter of Worries

US-led NATO 2014 withdrawal from Afghanistan recently has heightened concerns in Beijing, across Central Asian states and particularly in Moscow. And lately, the countries have more visibly expressed their concerns about the spillover of terrorism and a possible religious extremism or a proxy battle in post 2014 Afghanistan. Therefore, in the following, it is intended to glance through basic grounds motivat ...

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Fighting for Reforms: Students’ Hunger Strike in Kabul

The chronic irregularities and lasting racial discrimination in the university classes against students in Kabul University last Monday led in students’ hunger strikes. Hundreds of students of the faculty of social science of Kabul University in a collective move in front of the Afghan parliament building went on hunger strike on last Monday calling justice and reforms in the education sectors. And yesterda ...

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The Strengthening Ties between Afghanistan and India

As the 2014 gets closer, there seems significant events are emerging. Apart from the political transition next year in Kabul, the security transition is going to be completed by 2014 and the very majority of the international military forces are set to be withdrawn by next year. Meanwhile, there seems change is emerging in relations between Afghanistan and the regional states, so in the following paragraphs ...

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Kabul-New Delhi Cooperation Benefits the Region

Amid multiple conflicting issues and hostile views that have historically marked the relations among the hostile states of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan In south Asia with enduring distrust and contentions, on October 04, 2011 Afghanistan and India signed a strategic partnership agreement. The partnership pact simply invigorated the lasting rivalry into a new game in South Asia region that mainly involves ...

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Sharif May Not Be Ready For Changing Islamabad’s Afghan Policy

In the neighboring Pakistan, PML-N, a political party under Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s former prime minister, is about to come into power. As any other new government, the new government in Islamabad is expected to make changes in the policies that are applied before. In the following rows the feasibility of change the new government may create in the Pakistan’s policies on Afghanistan is argued In south Asia ...

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Finance Minister Turning the Trick

In recent months a rift between the Afghan parliament and the cabinet ministers is intensified. Counter-accusations by lawmakers and ministers have marked the relation between the Parliament and the cabinet ministers with a wide distrust and unaccountability of ministers to the legislators. The credibility of the Parliament is deeply degraded before the people due to disturbing disarrays in the parliament a ...

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Turkey Says Syrian Forces Behind Border Town Bombings

Ankara - Turkey believes fighters loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were behind two car bombings that killed 46 people in a Turkish border town where thousands of Syrian refugees live, officials said on Sunday. Authorities have arrested nine people, all Turkish citizens and including the alleged mastermind, after the bombings in Reyhanli on Saturday, deputy prime minister Besir Atalay told reporters ...

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The Durand Line Overshadowing US-Afghanistan Partnership

Amid the strained relations following the border clashes between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Afghan president-Hamid Karzai- recently at a ceremony at Kabul University once again emphasized that the Afghan establishment doesn’t recognize the Durand line as the international border between Afghanistan and Pakistan as it hasn’t in the past. At the mean time Pakistani officials have repeatedly maintained that ...

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Unpleasant Memories Create Worries

Presently worries about post 2014 Afghanistan is widely common across the country. Most afghan citizens are concerned that what will happen after the 2014 when US led NATO forces repatriation period is set to be completed? Dose Afghanistan return to the dark days of civil war? What would the rival neighbors in links with their puppets in Afghanistan, do with the country? Are the afghan security forces that ...

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A Free and Fair Election Key To a Stable Post-2014 Afghanistan

In 2014, important events are going to be taken place in Afghanistan. Among those, one is the political transition. Regarding the transition, the presidential election is set to be carried out in 2014. The upcoming election seems utmost important to the future of the country. As the people have already risen nationwide worries regarding the fairness and transparency of the election. Thus, there arise questi ...

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Border Clashes and the History of Durand Line

Once again, Afghanistan-Pakistan border skirmish exacerbated, straining relations between the two countries. It grew particularly became a hot issue for Afghanistan as, prior to the installation of the border check posts in Goshta district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, US officials asserted on their position regarding recognition of the Durand line as the international border between the two hostile ...

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Fergie happy if Mourinho returns

Alex Ferguson has welcomed a possible Premier League return for former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. The Manchester United manager enjoyed a fierce but respectful rivalry when Mourinho managed the Stamford Bridge outfit. They have also pitted their wits against each other in the Champions League, while there has even been talk that the Portuguese could take over at Old Trafford when the Scot finally retires. ...

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Top Afghan Officials’ Illegalities Abet More Irregularities

As an endemic disease, corruption in the Afghan public institutions makes a share in Afghanistan’s troubled history. The past regimes, including both monarchies and constitutionals, have consistently played a disastrous role in the amplification of corruption across the country. Designation of senior military ranks, also non-military officials on the basis of family relations or ethnic matters, is not somet ...

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The Crisis of leadership in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a country of its own type. It is situated in a context of importance to neighboring states and the superpowers. Its strategic and geopolitical importance has drawn the imperialist temptations throughout the history which many times have ended with occupation of the country. Apart from the importance mentioned, it also encompasses a precious deal of treasury particularly underground sources th ...

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Mujahedin Victory vs the Sawr Revolution

In the contemporary history, Afghanistan has witnessed bloody transitions of powers with the still unfolding controversial events. The Saur Revolution, as called the “Saur 7th” and the Mujahedin Victory, known as the “Saur 8th”, are of the very controversial events in Afghanistan’s history. The Soviet-backed coup by Afghan communist parties in April 1978, and the collapse of the communist puppet regime in K ...

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The Disappointing Process of Peace in Afghanistan

By Mohammad Yasin Sultani During past years, many conferences and trust-building forums have been periodically held in Kabul or abroad for bringing peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. High level Meetings have been repeatedly hosted in many capitals. The High Peace Council, with branches all across the country, was formed. A remarkable amount of the national budget has been allocated regarding facilitat ...

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Post-2014 Afghanistan: Past Memories Daunt Afghans

Presently, worries about post-2014 Afghanistan is widely common across the country. Most Afghan citizens are concerned that what will happen after the 2014 when the US-led NATO forces repatriation period is completed? Dose Afghanistan return to the dark days of civil war? What will the rival neighbors along with their puppets in Afghanistan do with the country? Are the Afghan security forces that much stron ...

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