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Ethnic Tensions: the Emerging Challenge in Afghanistan

By: Abdullah Elham Recently some unexpected positions over national interest issues have surprised Afghans and hence added fuel to the already sparked ethnic tensions in the war-torn country. However, ethnic tensions in Today’s Afghanistan have roots in history and contemporary ground realities of the Country where political parties cash their …

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Panel Discussion on Enhancing Afghan Think-Tanks Effectiveness

Mushtaq Rahim Afghanistan Diplomacy Studies Organization (ASDO) hosted a consultation session on Thursday, 27 July 2017 to discuss ways for enhancing effectiveness of Afghan think-tanks. Representatives from the Center for Regional Studies (CRS), Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS), The Afghanistan Committee for Peace, Reconstruction and Culture, intellectuals and …

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New political party announces formation

ADSO A new political party with members from the previous Karzai government and opposition has announced its formation in Kabul. Afghanistan’s Former National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta and Ex-Chief of Intelligence Agency Rahmatullah Nabil and few other figures from the previous administration addressed the formation announcement conference on 16 …

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Power to the People: How to extend Afghans’ access to electricity

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By: Mohsin Amin More than four billion dollars have, to date, been spent on Afghanistan’s power infrastructure. And yet there are still considerable deficiencies, even in the country’s capital, which has …

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The Story Behind China’s Long-Stalled Mine in Afghanistan.

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mohsin Amin One-third of the Afghan population lives below the poverty line (earning less than $2 a day) and a further 50 percent are barely above this line. With a …

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Afghan Children and Weapons-Transfer of Legacy?

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim Nearly four-decade old conflict in Afghanistan has resulted in suffering for all segments of the society and has negatively impacted all Afghans. Children in particular have been affected …

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Social Media in Afghanistan- Blessing or Curse

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim The emergence of social media in early to mid-2000s has revolutionized networking and people to people communication across the globe. The world, already termed as global village, has …

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Afghanistan’s Flawed Peace Process-Time for Rectifications

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim   The Afghan Government and International community has finally realized that the times of “Wining the Battles” have long passed. Recognition of the fact that every conflict has …

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Cabinet Formulation and Afghan Public-Realizing the Reality

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim The Afghan elections, one of the longest ever experienced by the world, was point of discussions, disagreements and even disassociation among Afghans. The politically agreed settlement, facilitated by …

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