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Beginning of Regionalism in South Asia

Byt Rajkumar Singh The initiative for establishing a regional cooperation association was taken in 1977 by Zia-ur-Rehman, the then president of Bangladesh.” It was with the yearning to bring some measure of stability and peace, and to improve the subhuman conditions of eternal poverty and misery” of new born Bangladesh …

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The Rise of Afghanistan’s Taliban

Southern grievances are at a tipping point, and if Kabul or Washington won’t address them, the Taliban—or other armed groups—certainly will. By Masood Ahmad Azizi The latest round of U.S.-Taliban talks appears to be heading to a framework for peace. In exchange for a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. forces, …

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Analysis of software projects success and failure factors in Afghanistan

By Dr. Jawid Ahmad Baktash, and Mohammad Asif Kamran Faculty of Computer Science, Kabul University Introduction: Afghanistan is a developing country and software development industry is relatively new in Afghanistan as compared to other developed countries. Most of the software projects are medium size projects developed in Afghanistan. Project success …

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Universal profile of a successful leader

The term ‘Leadership’ is broadly defined as the relation between an individual and a group built around some common interest and behaving in a manner directed or determined by him. The relation of leadership arises only where a group follows an individual from free choice and not under command or …

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Sri Lanka and Afghanistan: A Growing Partnership

By M. Ashraf Haidari The past four decades have hardly been kind to the peace- and freedom-loving people of Afghanistan. But despite the many destructive conflicts imposed on the country, Afghans armed with a steel willpower have persevered to survive and thrive in what is an increasingly complex and dangerous …

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Is a peace deal in Afghanistan possible?

Ahmad Shah Katawazai After a month-long thaw starting from last September, the Afghan peace process has now started to gain some momentum. United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul yesterday to discuss the future of peace talks with the Taliban. On …

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