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Social Media: Hotspots: Afghanistan

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Corruption in the Afghan Context
Corruption in the Afghan Context
Author analyzes governance in Afghanistan, corruption issues, and anti-corruption reform efforts. By Michael P. Cohn (12/23/2009) Read More...


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Money Can't Buy America Love
Millions of dollars are being pumped into hearts and minds projects from Kabul to Kandahar. Trouble is, it's not working. And it might even be making things worse. By Andrew Wilder and Stuart Gordon. ... Read More...


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This I Believe (re: Afghanistan)
The author can’t agree with President Obama’s decision to escalate in Afghanistan, preferring a minimalist approach. By Thomas L. Friedman. (The New York Times, 12/01/2009) Read More...


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Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part I
Troop number increase is argued as the most correct path to achieve agreeable results in Afghanistan. By Michael O'Hanlon. (The Washington Times/ Brookings Institution, 11/18/2009) Read More...


Afghanistan: Averting the Loss of another Generation
Afghanistan: Averting the Loss of another Generation
Author discusses the importance of providing educational opportunities to young Afghans. By Ahmad Shuja. (10/25/2009) Read More...


Education and Healthcare Key to Afghanistan’s Secure Future
Education and Healthcare Key to Afghanistan’s Secure Future
Speech by Afghanistan Political Counselor M. Ashraf Haidari about education in Afghanistan. (09/14/2009) Read More...


Revitalization of the Agriculture Sector Key to Winning the Peace in Afghanistan
Revitalization of the Agriculture Sector Key to Winning the Peace in Afghanistan
Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock, discusses the Afghan elections and argues that a developed agriculture sector can lead to peace and prosperity. By... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Haroun Mir
IA-Forum Interview: Haroun Mir
IA-Forum speaks with Haroun Mir, director of Afghanistan’s Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), about the recent elections and other issues facing Afghanistan. By M. Patel. (IA-Forum, 09/... Read More...


Rebuilding Afghanistan: The Role of Provincial Reconstruction Teams
Rebuilding Afghanistan: The Role of Provincial Reconstruction Teams
Speech by M. Ashraf Haidari, the Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, at Embassy of Canada (Washington DC) Forum on Afghanistan: Partners in Defense. (09/24/2009) Read More...


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The central importance of central Asia
Authors argue that the EU must act now to limit the spillover from Afghanistan's and Pakistan's instability. If not, it will pay later. By Erik Brattberg and Mark Rhinard. (EuropeanVoice, 09/11/2009... Read More...


Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Intersection of National Security and International Justice
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Intersection of National Security and International Justice
Interview with Tyler Moselle, Program Manager and Interim Executive Director at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on the conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan about understa... Read More...


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Afghanistan's Election Challenges
Afghan national elections quickly approaching, representing a moment of opportunity and risk. As the authors of the report argue, the Afghan government's focus must be on strengthening security provis... Read More...


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The Centre for International Governance Innovation: Afghanistan: Looking Forward
Though the situation in Afghanistan is grave, it is far from hopeless. In an attempt to find a way forward, author Ronald E. Neumann analyzes the specific issues which must be addressed for the Afghan... Read More...


Winning the Elusive Peace in Afghanistan
Winning the Elusive Peace in Afghanistan
Authors discuss challenges to gaining peace in Afghanistan and offer points for hope in attaining it. By Shaida M. Abdali and M. Ashraf Haidari. (07/21/2009) Read More...


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Focus and Exit: An Alternative Strategy for the Afghan War
With a resurgent Taliban, a shift in strategy is drastically needed. Coalition forces can succeed only if Afghan institutions are given room to grow. By concentrating efforts in select areas, coalitio... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Seth Jones
IA-Forum Interview: Seth Jones
IA-Forum speaks with Seth Jones, political scientist with RAND, about the counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan. By Cynthia Iris. (06/03/2009) Read More...


Education is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women
Education is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women
Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan M. Ashraf Haidari argues for increased efforts to educate the women of Afghanistan as a primary step in ensuring greater rights. By M. Ashaf Haidari... Read More...


Will NATO Prove Itself in Afghanistan?
Will NATO Prove Itself in Afghanistan?
Author analyzes NATO's efforts in Afghanistan to bring peace and stabilty. By M. Patel. (IA-Forum, 04/22/2009) Read More...


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Special Report: NATO at Sixty
With NATO turning 60 this year, IA-Forum presents commentary and analysis from fifteen experts on the key issues now facing the organization and asks what the future holds for the alliance. (IA-Forum... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan
IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan
An Interview with M. Ashraf Haidari, the Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington DC who discussion perceptions and misperceptions about Afghanistan. (03/27/2008) Read More...


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Moscow Indicates It Won't Be Ignored in the 'Near Abroad'
In an interview with the Council on Foreign Relations, S. Frederick Starr of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at Johns Hopkins University discusses the causes and consequences of Kyrgyz President K... Read More...


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A Balanced Strategy
Secretary of Defense asserts that the U.S. cannot modernize its conventional forces to deal with future near peer threats at the cost of disregarding the capabilities necessary to deal with the type o... Read More...


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U.S.: Mumbai Massacre Seen as Major Blow to Regional Strategy
The recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai by militant Islamists, resulting in more than 170 deaths, may lessen the prospects for an Indo-Pakistani détente, which many consider a crucial element in stabil... Read More...


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Empty promises in Afghanistan
Author discusses plight of Afghan refugees and impact of the situation. By M. Ashraf Haidari (Asia Times, 11/21/2008) Read More...


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Don't rush for the exit
The situation in Afghanistan in 2008 resembles that of the late 1980s, when the former Soviet leaders started looking for an exit. Today, a number of Western diplomats and NATO generals are doing the ... Read More...


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U.S. Study Is Said to Warn of Crisis in Afghanistan
A forthcoming National Intelligence Estimate to be issued after the November elections cautions a decline for Afghanistan’s central authority. Among the factors cited are continued cross-border attac... Read More...


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Pakistan on the Brink
Mismanaged “war on terror” has stirred extremism, threatening to rip Pakistan apart, writes Ahmed Rashid. (Yale Global, 09/19/2008) Read More...


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Pakistan's Anti-Muslim Taliban
Despite the Taliban's distinctly un-Islamic practice of targeting fellow Muslims they still garner much support from the local Afghani population as their atrocities are overshadowed by those committe... Read More...


Towards a Successful 2009 Afghan Presidential Election
Towards a Successful 2009 Afghan Presidential Election
Remarks made by M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor, Embassy of Afghanistan at The Near East South Asia Center (NESA) for Strategic Studies. (07/29/2008) Read More...


Beyond the Paris Conference: Rescuing Afghanistan out of its Dangerous Traps
Beyond the Paris Conference: Rescuing Afghanistan out of its Dangerous Traps
Keynote address about Afghanistan made by M. Ashraf Haidari, Counselor for Political, Security, and Development Affairs at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC., presented at RAND. (07/18/200... Read More...


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