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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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Wonderful Afghanistan beyond headlines

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad-The unexplored beautiful land of Afghanistan waits for fascinated adventurers and tourists. From amazing northern landscape of Pamir to survived historical sites of the first regional civilizations in the region are unseen to most foreigners. Afghanistan beyond headlines of International media outlets can be far different. Survived historical …

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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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Jihad in India, Kashmir and Afghanistan: A Boost to Pakistan?

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a group designated by both the U.S. and Pakistan as a terrorist organization, continues to mount attacks against Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region. It  operates under the guidance of Pakistan’s intelligence service, known as the ISI, as part of the ISI’s regional “proxy” strategy. However, LeT’s …

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Pak’s duplicity continues

By: Imtiaz Waziri-Many FATA observers and common people believe that the recent military incursion, Khyber-4, launched by Pakistani military in Khyber Agency is a face saving attempt, being started in July as a result of recent visit of US Congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain. FATA people believe that …

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Kung Pao Chicken and the Afghan Appetite

By Jamaluddin Aram-In first grade I had a pencil and on it in a golden color it said: “dosti mardom-e chin wa Afghanistan zinda ba’ad,” long-live the friendship of the people of Afghanistan and China. And that was the first time I heard the word “China.” I had to wait …

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