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‘3,000 additional troops on way to Afghanistan’

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In line with the President Donald Trump’s new strategy, more than 3,000 additional US troops are on their way to Afghanistan, it has been reported on Tuesday. Defense Secretary, James Mattis told a news conference at the Pentagon he had signed the order to send more troops …

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Afghanistan’s Peace Weavers 

By Tadamichi Yamamoto-Paradoxically, despite a horrific and seemingly endless war raging around them, there are brave citizens building peace across Afghanistan every day. The United Nations is doing its best to listen to each and every individual who stands up for peace. Indeed, the UN sees these actors as beacons …

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Afghanistan’s survival demands the Afghan government unity

By Dr. Zia Nezam-To overcome the continuing Taliban and extremist threats, The Afghan government must first overcome internal rivalries and demonstrate unity. The unrelenting power-sharing disputes among different ethnic and political factions in the government undermine Afghanistan’s vulnerable stability. Our fragile national security and 17 years of achievements are jeopardized …

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Key Taliban commander killed in Parwan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A Key Taliban commander has been killed in a US drone strike conducted in northern Parwan province the other day, local officials said. The drone strike was carried out in Ezat Khil area of Jabal Saraj district of the province at a time when the Afghan security …

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Why Trump is right to get tough with Pakistan

By ZALMAY KHALILZAD-President Trump deserves high marks for his new Afghanistan strategy. It is bold, reasoned and offers the prospect of success against the violent Islamist groups of the region. But it will also face opposition in the region. The president will have to show an unflagging commitment to the cause and …

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Afghans’ journey to make access to information a reality

By Sayed Niyam Shinwaray-It is proved that the right of access to information plays a vital role in a country’s stability, development, good governance and transparency. Luckily, Afghanistan’s recently taken steps on the path of Access to Information (ATI) has been promising. As an important stage of Afghanistan’s journey to arrive …

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The Path to U.S.-Russia Cooperation

Zalmay Khalilzad- Despite the array of twists and turns since the start of the Trump administration, there is a chance that U.S.-Russia relations could improve over time. My cautious optimism depends on three assumptions. My first assumption: President Trump continues to remain interested in engagement and cooperation with Russia. He aims …

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