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Blantyre Water Supply System: A Punctuated Equilibrium Reform

By NAJIBULLAH LOODIN Blantyre, located at the southern part of Malawi, is the commercial hub of the country. Due to its closeness to the Shire River of Zambezi Basin, the city has vast water resources. Despite of its strategic geographical location, the city suffers from proper water service provisioning in …

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Afghanistan from Negative Hydro-hegemonic role to positive hydro-hegemonic configuration in managing Shared Helmand River Basin

By NAJIBULLAH LOODIN The neighboring countries except China are highly dependent on water resources which originates in the high mountains of Afghanistan (Shroder & Ahmadzai, 2016). According to Thomas and Varzi (2015), ninety percent of the surface water flowing through Afghanistan is transboundary water. Four out of five major river …

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Troubles and the Fate of Afghanistan

By Nadir Shah Katawazai The United States of America has long been fighting what is called as the Global War on Terror (GWOT) for nearly 18 prolonged years in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attack.  Billions of money has already been lavishly spent on the conduct of war against terrorism along …

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Democracy in itself plays the role of Autocracy; Theocracy; Plutocracy in Afghanistan

By Hazratullah Habibi Democracy is a type of political system that requires a popular vote (representative election) to elect leader of a country and representatives who are accountable to their people. Democracy in itself is a flexible and soft system in which each candidate has to caress and compete openly …

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Central Asia: Challenges of Fragile States for Regional Water Cooperation

By NAJIBULLAH LOODIN Central Asia, consisting of the southern former Soviet Union provinces, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, is enriched in natural resources. Central Asia, with the population of 60 million people, covers an area of 4 million square kilometers. The population density of Central Asia is 15 people/km2. …

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Any alternative to the US financial support

By Hazratullah Habibi The Afghan government needs to rethink of finding alternative if the US is not interested in supporting Afghanistan anymore and quitting it forever. Last week, the US Secretary of States Mike Pompoe visited Afghanistan to mediate between the two rivals, President Ashraf Ghani and his former chief …

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Cooperation seen as vital for global health

China will do its utmost to strengthen cooperation with the World Health Organization and offer assistance to meet the urgent needs of countries severely hit by the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, a senior official of the Foreign Ministry said recently. Given the trend of the epidemic’s global spread, China has, …

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My Letter to the Afghan Taliban

By: Zakia Wardak, Advocate for peace, Entrepreneur and Architect Mr. Haqqani and the members of the Afghan Taliban, I want to thank you for your opinion editorial. This gave insight to your thoughts about the peace deal to the world and most importantly, the Afghan people. I do agree with …

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18-year ‘violence or jihad’?

By Ihasan The US and Taliban have reached an agreement on a short-time reduction in violence, instead of a ceasefire. The practical shape of violence reduction has been determined during seven days. Although the reduction in violence for the Afghan people, who have gone through sever trauma and tragedy, is …

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Please Rest Assured, China will Take Good Care of Your Children: A Letter to Parents of Afghan Students in China

Dear parents of all Afghan students in China, I hope this letter finds you well. This is Chinese Ambassador Wang Yu in Afghanistan. This winter has not been very tranquil. An unexpected outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia has disrupted the reunions of numerous Chinese families, frozen the bustling atmosphere of …

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