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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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The Call of the Clan

Why ancient kinship and tribal affiliation still matter in a world of global geopolitics. What do the European sovereign debt crisis, the difficulty of building a liberal democracy in Afghanistan, and a Mexican drug cartel have in common? To begin with, all three are the predictable result of weak government institutions. On a deeper level, however, they are products of a single basic impulse: They all impl ...

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What have we learned about stabilization in Afghanistan?

By Ashley Jackson As of this year, Afghanistan has experienced ten years of stabilization intervention, but what is there to show for it? Marked by massive expenditure with little to no accountability, and often marred by waste, stabilization in Afghanistan started out with arguably honorable aims. However, as troops prepare to leave in 2014, what legacy will be left behind? Provincial Reconstruction Teams ...

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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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Dealing Accordingly!

This world is full people who are of varying nature and qualities and thus we expect that we will be dealt with both in good and bad manners and thus with this fact in mind, we are not hurt so much when someone cheats us or deals us cruelly. You might have noticed the children or teenagers, due to the lack of experience about the realities of world and mostly due to the less knowledge about the practices be ...

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Afghans Say an American Tortured Civilians

By Rod Nordland The authorities in Afghanistan are seeking the arrest on murder and torture charges of a man they say is an American and part of a Special Forces unit operating in Wardak Province, three Afghan officials have confirmed. The accusations against the man, Zakaria Kandahari, and the assertion that he and much of his unit are American are a new turn in a dispute over counterinsurgency tactics in ...

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Turn Here for Progress

By Mohammad Arif Rahmani Afghanistan stands at a crossroads. The reputation of our political leadership is under suspicion. Tens of millions of dollars are said to have been received illegally from intelligence agencies of both friends and foes. People are losing faith in the state and the prospects of democracy. The year 2014 looms large in everyone's mind, as does the Taliban's possible reemergence as a r ...

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Leaving Afghanistan is a $7 Billion Moving Task for U.S.

The U.S. invaded Afghanistan more than 12 years ago with a contingent of special forces and Central Intelligence Agency officers, some of them on horseback, armed with laser pointers to direct air strikes against al-Qaeda and its Taliban hosts. Getting Americans out again will be more complicated. While the fighting continues, the U.S. is mounting what may become a $7 billion effort to withdraw most of its ...

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Confidence of the Confident

He was one of my class fellows in university. He had that charismatic personality which is a very rare commodity and makes ones personality really distinguished and impressive among a lot. When I first met him, I was one like all my class fellows to be impressed of his personality. He had that confident smile, had a mature and refined personality just like that of a prince and his belief in him was evident ...

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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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Ministry of Interior Affair’s Income Hits Three Billion Afgs’ By Passport Distribution.

Etilaat-e- Roz/ Khaliq Ebrahimi In the last five years, over a million of Afghan’s received passports from the ministry of interior affairs. Over 300,000 passports reissued. With these statistics passport distribution and reissues reached at 1million, 537 thousands and 483. Ministry of interior statistic roots presents that national income from passport issuing and distribution hits 2billion, 799 million, 4 ...

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Personality Checkup!

A movie shows a very interesting personality that is rare but definitely found in every society. The lady is very rich and she owns a very successful business. She is herself very competent in her work and understands every minute detail related to her work. She has two secretaries who are supposed to stay with her all the times. Factors such as wealth, success in career, impressive personality, command in ...

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A Novel Idea: Asking an Afghan about the Future of Afghanistan

By Greg Palast "Now that the sonovabitch is dead, why is the US still angry with us?" "US", in this conversation, are the Taliban. The SOB in question is Osama bin Laden. The Taliban’s frustration was relayed to me by Yahya Maroofi, Counsellor to Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai – Karzai's Kissinger, if Kissinger had a soul. The Silk Road nation of Kazakhstan is an excellent place to encounter the dervi ...

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Draining the Grief

After the tension-free days of childhood and to some extent, the teenage, when one comes to the professional life and his days and nights are occupied absolutely by the worries and tensions of work and other issues related to one’s life, life becomes nothing more than a race, which is incessant and exhausting. No doubt, our work finishes after the working hours of our jobs or workplaces but worries of life ...

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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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For Today and Tomorrow

The room was full of smoke. There were 8 people who all almost looked like the same. Their faces gave a clear picture of a person who is very sharp, cunning and wicked, with the signs of greed to be read clearly. They all belonged to the same profession; they were all robbers. They had different fields; some robbed the houses, some robbed the shops, one was a pick-pocket and two members always preferred big ...

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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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Seeing the True Picture!

It would be to the disappointment and even agony of many if I specifically mentioned any name, but there have passed a number of writers and speakers in history who tried to falsify the facts and lead astray the people. Their words and thoughts not only created violence, calamities and destruction in their time but in the years to follow when their books were read and followed or their thoughts were accepte ...

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Hope Seen for Afghanistan after Coalition Exits

By Alissa J. Rubin and Matthew Rosenberg Under Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the new commander of international forces here, the American-led military coalition is no longer aiming to change Afghanistan. Its focus now is on a far narrower goal: readying Afghan forces to withstand the Taliban regardless of the country’s looming political and economic troubles. The rest, he said in his first interview since ass ...

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For The Success of Students!

There is a very interesting quotation about children, “Children are very good but then they grow up very fast”. This saying is all-time favorite of teachers who experience the school students. In Class 6, usually there were students who were in the age limit of 10-13 years. Though they were small but were really careful and took great care of a lot many things that added to their success. All of them were a ...

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