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Opinion: No return to darkness

By Dr. Zia Nezam   March 8th marks the 44th annual International Women’s Day, since its adoption by the United Nations in 1975.  The significance of this celebration is very important for Afghan women, because of current peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban.  Afghan men and, especially, women …

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How SCO can deescalate India-Pakistan tensions?

India and Pakistan joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as full member-states in the 8-9 June 2017 SCO Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. Before the addition of the two South Asian nations, the SCO consisted of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The now eight-member SCO also has four observer-states, …

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Will next US, Taliban talks lead to progress

By Maomjan Masomy Although, the U.S. and Taliban representatives have been faced three times with each other in Doha and Abu Dubai meetings during last four months to seek solution for the Afghanistan’s long term conflict.However, the Afghan national unity government was not part of these meetings, and it is …

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Afghans want an honorable lasting peace

By Dr. Zia Nezam 18 years of war has spilt the blood of many thousands of Afghans and their international partners. The bitter struggle for Afghanistan’s future has destroyed many billions of dollars of property and infrastructure and has put at risk our environment. Currently, establishing nationwide peace is the …

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Afghanistan-Pakistan Poor Trade and Transit Relations: The Need for Arrangements

By: Esmatullah Karimi-Stable and robusttrade and transitwill benefit both countriesregarding job creation, poverty reduction, taxes, cheap and qualitative products, etc. Afghanistan and Pakistan as two neighboring countries share strong cultural, religious, and trade relations for decades.The presence of over two millionrefugees in Pakistan, the almost 2500 kilometersDurand line, and the …

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