If the West is unhappy with Russia’s invasion of Crimea, it should reconsider a total exit strategy from Afghanistan to prevent another Ukraine-like scenario. Earlier this month Russian forces stormed Crimea, a strategic peninsula which had been an integral part of Ukraine. On March 16, Crimeans voted to join Russia in a referendum that was supported by Russia and denounced as illegitimate by Western powers and Ukraine. The rest of the world threatened to isolate and […]
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Is Afghan President Hamid Karzai taking his country in the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin or former President Boris Yeltsin? 2014 is considered a life changing year in Afghanistan. The international security forces will withdraw by the end of this year and the Afghan popular election will take place in April. The upcoming elections are very crucial for the future stability and peace in the country. This will be the first time in Afghan […]
The majority of Afghan youth do not see a bright future in politics and therefore turn to illicit behavior such as joining a militia or selling drugs. My perspective is without the youth struggle, it is impossible to achieve success, particularly in peace building. Youth have novel ideas and are energized to implement their ideas. The youth have capabilities to create new thinking and make social changes which lead to new ways for peace. The […]
A recent article in the UAE called Afghan cricketers the ‘Dark Horse’ which can threaten any of title holders in both formats of the game. The world outside Afghanistan does not hear much good news about Afghans. News on violent incidents, a murky insurgent war, and women’s rights usually make headlines across popular global media outlets. However, there are lots of positive things happening in this beautiful Central Asian country that the outside world may not […]
After a decade has passed since the horrific terrorist attack against the United States, perhaps it is time to reexamine our world view of 9/11. Michel Chossudovsky in his book, America’s War on Terrorism, articulates that when war and propaganda combine, truth is the first sacrifice. The main objective of war propaganda is to fabricate an enemy in a terror context to convince the public that war is justified for a humanitarian and noble cause. In […]
As an Afghan citizen living in Afghanistan, corruption has become an accepted practice for getting anything done. A recent report from Transparency International listed Afghanistan as one of the 3 highest countries with the perception of corruption in public services. The CPI index ranked Afghanistan 175 on the scale of 1 to 175. As an Afghan citizen living in Afghanistan, the ranking is not an exaggeration. Corruption has become an accepted practice for getting anything […]
In June 2011 US President Barack Obama announced that America and NATO troops will evacuate from Afghanistan by 2014. After 2014, the Afghan government would assume full legal and security responsibility. With 23 days left until 2014, some question remain: If 49 countries in the Western alliance couldn’t control Afghanistan, can the Kabul government successfully maintain stability and security after 2014? And if the NATO coalition which has modern technology and equipment, will it share […]