Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Panacea to Ills or Playing out the Game

04/18/2011

Establishment of a peace commission, joint or in isolation, is not any panacea to the ills facing Afghanistan and it cannot provide that panacea either. It is important to address the root causes of the problems plaguing the country and whole region. It is also important to settle the conflicting regional interests in a way that is not putting one country against the...

Misuse of Uniforms Forms A Deadly Tactic

04/18/2011

After the IEDs, suicide bombers in the uniforms of ANP and ANA have proven to be very deadly for coalition and Afghan forces. In the recent suicidal attacks in Kandahar and Laghman provinces the army and police uniforms were used. In the past too, in the majority of the terror attacks, Taliban...

Taliban’s Dream Should Not be Allowed to Come True

04/18/2011

Speaking to the NATO foreign ministers in Berlin on Thursday April 14, 2011, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said Taliban insurgents were watching and speedy withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan could damage the fragile progress made in the country. There is no doubt that Taliban are eagerly waiting for NATO...

Opium Has Deeply Penetrated Afghan Society

04/15/2011

Taking opium to kill pain is an old tradition in the villages of Afghanistan. Today too, for many people it is a preferable medicine. Astonishing fact about this tradition is that opium is also given to children and women while in pain regardless of worries about them getting addicted to....

Women Should be Treated Equally

04/15/2011

Afghanistan is still a country where gender equality is worst! It is top at the record and Afghanistan is the country with worst records of violence against women, with highest rate. The plight of Afghan women still persists yet after a decade of democracy. The male dominated society with extreme socio-religious mindset...

Talk about New Phase

04/15/2011

Finally, the talk about the establishment of the U.S. permanent military base in Afghanistan became open. On Monday, April 11, 2011, President Hamid Karzai said that his government would convene the traditional Loya Jirga within two or three months to decide on an agreement with the U.S. about the two...

Abandoning Afghanistan Empty-Handed

04/14/2011

Afghanistan just saw another bad luck when the revolt that began in Tunisia started spreading across the Arab world. The country first experienced a negligence period when the US forces attacked Iraq and got stuck on the ground for years. Afghanistan, soon after the 9/11 terrorist incident, turned to the forefront of

Questions on Joining Peace Process

04/14/2011

Reports say that the Afghan High Peace Council (AHPC) has proposed a Taliban Office be hosted in Turkey to serve as a contact point for peace discussions. On Monday this week, a Taliban commander joined the peace process along with dozens of fighters in southern Kandahar province. Noor-ul-Aziz was appointed a Taliban shadow governor for Northern Province of Kunduz. But on Tuesday, a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, rejected any link between the....