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Insensibility on the part of rulers touching its peak

Shamim Shahid The sit in protest of Janikhel tribesmen along with dead body of tribal notable entered 10th consecutive day on Wednesday and so far no one either from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or federal government made an attempt to console the protesters. Failure on the part of government could be considered worst …

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Escalating violence in Afghanistan

By Tamim Armin Amidst pulling US troops out of Afghanistan, escalating violent/terror acts in this war-devastated country is a serious question for US led allies including regional and neighboring countries. Reports from Afghanistan reveal that due to one or the other, the Taliban militants are focusing on targeted violent terror …

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Talibanization in Afghanistan Could Explode Central Asia

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in which Muslims observe daylong fasting, is supposed to be a time for strict piety, restraint and self discipline. But this year Ramadan saw unprecedented escalation in fighting and bloodshed in Afghanistan as the Taliban continued the ruthless carnage, targeting common Afghans in most …

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Leading through Emotional Intelligence in Afghanistan

By Dr. Matin Royeen Dr. Daniel Goleman is a renowned psychologist who has written extensively on creativity, transparency, meditation and social and emotional learning. His book on Emotional Intelligence published in 1995 has sold more than five million copies and translated into 40 languages.  Emphasizing the direct relationship between effective …

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Kabul bloodshed – Pakistan’s religious-politico circles needs to play role in ending violence

Shamim Shahid Once again, terrorists who are not only enemies of humanity but also indulging them in a worst sin by  killing innocent Muslims on the sacred name of Islam, have targeted girls students in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday. Over 35 teenager girl students were killed and around 60 other …

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A crash course on Afghanistan’s economy

By Javier Delgado Rivera On April 5, the World Bank published its by-annual Development Update for Afghanistan. A deep look at how COVID-19, government’s performance, international circumstances, and even the weather, impacted in the country’s economy during 2020; and how it may behave during the rest of this year.  In …

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Istanbul: The Long Afghan Journey from Violence to Negative-Positive Peace

By Dr. Matin Royeen Ph.D. Introduction: Conflict is the presence of two or more incompatible ideas, desires, and interests.  The perceived divergence of interests in politics can be related to ideology, identity, culture, and power.  The outcomes of a conflict can take different forms such as de-escalation (Management), resolving all …

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The Role of the Afghan Women Towards Peace Mediation and Reconciliation

By Dr. Matin Royeen              Introduction:  Almost fifty percent of the Afghan population is females.  The Afghan culture is primarily a patriarchal society where males play a dominant role in decision making, leadership positions and enjoy a higher status and opportunities in the country. Sadly, during the past forty-two years of …

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Kashmiri Women Par Excellence

By Tahmeena Rizvi The valley of Kashmir which is also known as the literal ‘Heaven on Earth’ has seen very few, small spells of peace in between war, violence, and multitudes of efforts from the rest of the world to ‘own’ it, a lot of it due to its strategic …

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Ending Pakistan’s proxy war in Afghanistan

BY CHRIS ALEXANDER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR This month’s talks with the Taliban have focused on preventing another “spring offensive.” But after two decades of U.S. and NATO military operations, we should be asking a more basic question: Why is Afghanistan still at war? The answer is deceptively simple: Afghanistan’s conflict continues …

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