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Climate change is real

By Abbas Jan-There is a broad based agreement with in the scientific community that climate change is real. The U.S environmental protection agency, the national aeronautics and space administration, and the National oceanic and atmospheric administration concur that climate change is indeed occurring and is almost certainly due to human …

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Ashraf Ghani’s war strategy will fail

How can Ashraf Ghani wage an effective military campaign in Afghanistan if the origin of the threat is in Pakistan? Suffering from a frenzied response to the increasing terrorist threats emanating from Pakistan, President Ashraf Gani has hardened his position on war and peace in Afghanistan. Under a recent presidential …

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“REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS: A CRISIS OF SOLIDARITY”

This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants. War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are leading more people to leave their homes than at …

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Do not ignore the Taliban

New Delhi should deepen its ties with the government led by Ashraf Ghani as he looks to distance himself from Pakistan. But with the Taliban resurgence, India must hedge all bets Last week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s 18-month engagement with Pakistan collapsed under the stress of Pakistani recalcitrance, Taliban resurgence, …

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Better late than never

By Mansoor Faizy-International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8. It is aimed to celebrate achievements of women across nations. In other words the day is commemorated globally to honor women’s activities, achievements and all-out efforts rendering by them in different areas. There are so many different ways to …

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Afghanistan: Stop calling for more wars

It is not anti-Americanism for Afghans to question the US military presence and the ‘war on terror’ in Afghanistan. The Taliban has rejected the Afghan government’s offer for peace talks as “futile” and “misleading”, saying they would be “contradictory” in the face of the fresh deployment of US troops and …

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Land grabbing: A lucrative black business

By Mansoor Faizy-KABUL: In the last ten years, land disputes have become a permanent feature of Afghanistan’s landscape and also a primary driver of conflict in the country. Land grabbing has reached its peak in the past 10-year, mainly after the collapse of Taliban regime. Land mafia groups have increased …

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