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Democracy Under Fire: The Afghanistan Elections of 2019

By Khan Wali Khan Basharmal No one knew what the Afghanistan election of 2019 would bring. Neither the international community, nor the Afghan people, not even the opposition to the current Democratic administration of President Ashraf Ghani. The election was fraught with its own logistical issues. The election date itself …

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Asia-Pacific countries must take urgent action to tackle COVID-19’s recession-induced hunger

By Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo Deputy-Director, Agricultural Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Many uncertainties haunt the world’s campaign to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing is now sure: Global economic activity will suffer greatly, with large-scale consequences for the incomes and …

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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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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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