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Editorial: Peace parleys in tatters

Inclined to reconcile with radical Taliban outfits and bring a cessation to the stretching scourge of militancy, Afghanistan has long been pursuing all the possible ways. But reconciliation appears to be a delusion in the face of the inaction of Afghanistan’s much-touted High Peace Council. The pompous council was established …

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ED: Unearthing atrocity

Summary executions, disappearances and mass killings have occurred throughout all phases of Afghanistan’s conflict over the past few decades. There may be hundreds of mass graves in Afghanistan – not only those from the civil war in the 1990s, but also those unearthing the atrocities of cruel ISIS hooligans. Stark …

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ED: Role of Muslim world in Afghan peace

Afghanistan has been in a sticky wicket ever since peace parleys with the Taliban insurgents had stalled in Qatar. The militant group has been at loggerheads with the worldwide proposition to sit down and talk about how to bridge the chasm. However a new era might unfold in the sphere …

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Editorial: Trans-Afghanistan pipeline, a ray of hope

Afghans are sanguine about prospects for the trans-Afghanistan pipeline, in spite of the economic tantrum and paltry investments in mega projects. Implementing an ambitious natural gas pipeline touted as ‘Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India’ or TAPI project will have a two-sided corollary; generating jobs for Afghans, and strengthening amity amongst the three South Asian …

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Editorial: Why government’s writ is defied

In the wake of the unfettered political disarray, the Afghan unity government has found itself in a bind that could only be circumvented if a ‘paradigmatic politic of compromise and negotiation diplomacy’ is concocted; defiance against the government’s writ has taken a whole new shape to itself ever since a …

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Editorial: Another headache for NUG

In the wake of spate of political disorders in the country, the National Unity Government needs to embark an unflinching scheme to find wise solutions to the ongoing turmoil. Any sorts of issue creating headache to the government must be deterred. But does it simple to bring political orders? It …

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Editorial: Trump Afghan strategy, a red herring

After months of meticulous negotiations with military and political pundits, the U.S. President Donald Trump finally announced his new strategy on Afghanistan – as part of which he is contemplating having to deploy myriad 4,000 surplus troops in the war-weary country. It is very ironic, though, because Trump had talked …

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ED: A panacea to identity card stalemate

Painstaking effort to distribute the long-awaited biometric identity cards in the multiethnic Afghanistan has been counterproductive and acrimonious, and orchestrated an unprovoked crisis, public rage and disputes among politicians. The bone of contention is whether to include ethnicity in the long-protested biometric cards – a decision which has been detested …

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ED: Three decades after Soviet drawdown

The former Soviet Union pulled its troops out of Afghanistan on February 15, 1989 after a nearly 11 years of a costly war. The war affected all sectors in Afghanistan and damaged or destroyed the infrastructure. Hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed, injured and millions more fled towns and …

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