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Mr. Karzai, We Miss You But You Miss Out

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim Hamid Karzai, the Ex-president of Afghanistan, left the elite chair of presidency of Afghanistan after enjoying the hot seat for a period of almost 13 years. A decade …

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The Peace Process in Afghanistan “A CRITICALREVIEW

By Mushtaq Rahim Published on Pajhowk News Agency website on 5 May 2015 after first published here (http://peace.pajhwok.com/ps/node/209) 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 an end in talks and …

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People-to-people contact: Missing link in peace process

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim Originally published in Pajhowk New Agency Website 20 May 2015 (http://peace.pajhwok.com/ps/node/874) The Afghan government continues to pursue peace efforts through track one and back-channel diplomacy over the last …

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Nexus between stability and good governance

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim   The fall of the Taliban regime touched off hopes Afghanistan will move from instability to security and development. Conversely, the conflict continues to challenge Afghanistan’s stability, development …

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Time to Stop Meddling in Afghanistan

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim On December 27, 1979 Russian forces invaded Afghanistan through a direct military intervention, commencing a disastrous epoch of Afghan history. Exactly 37 years later, Russia was once again meddling in …

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A Deadly February Should Motivate Afghanistan-Pakistan Security Cooperation

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim Afghanistan and Pakistan experienced one of the most heinous stretches in their recent past this February. The Afghan Supreme Court was targeted on February 7, leaving 21 people dead including nine …

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Pakistan is losing four decades goodwill of Afghans

Disclaimer: This article was first published elsewhere and is republished here with recommendation and full permission of the author. By Mushtaq Rahim The events of late 1970s ensued mass exodus of Afghans to the neighboring countries. The greater portion of refugee migration of large displacement caused by Russian invasion of …

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