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Social Media: Asia/Pacific: Central/North Asia: Afghanistan

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for the Asia/Pacific/Central/North Asia/Afghanistan Region

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Afghanistan in the Opinion Pages
An opinion piece concerning the validity of the recent election of Hamid Karzai which combines various quotes from American diplomat Peter Galbraith and former advisor to General David Petraeus, David... Read More...


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India supports reconciliation with Taliban
A piece highlighting the lengths India is currently willing to go to in order to have a positive relationship with Afghanistan. (Ajai Shulka, The Business Standard, 08/09/2009) 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...


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What's Right With Afghanistan
The authors examine what successes are occurring in Afghanistan as well as the Afghani national opinion towards the war. By Michael O'Hanlon and Bruce Riedel (Brookings Institute, 9/02/2009) Read More...


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Afghanistan: Measuring Progress Toward Peace
This article examines certain metrics that should be used to measure progress in the Afghan war, while stressing that patience from the American public must be exercised above all. By Michael E. O'Han... Read More...


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How Not To End A War
Mikhail Gorbachev called Afghanistan “our bleeding wound”. Why hasn’t Nato learned from the Soviet Union’s mistakes? By Victor Sebestyen (New Statesman, 08/13/2009) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari
IA-Forum Interview: M. Ashraf Haidari
IA-Forum discusses the 2009 Presidential elections and future of Afghanistan with M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC. (IA-Forum, 8/17/2009) 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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Comparing the U.S. and Soviet Experiences in Afghanistan
The current conflict in Afghanistan may hold parallels to the Soviet's war in the 1980s, especially with regard to Pakistan's role as a safe haven. However, there are many substantial differences betw... 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...


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Where the Real Fight Is
Article argues that Pakistan, not Afghanistan, should be the focus of Obama's war on terror. By Michael Cohen & Parag Khanna (Foreign Policy, 07/16/2009). Read More...


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Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy
In this comprehensive report, Kenneth Katzman discusses the challenges facing US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. By providing a thorough overview of the primary actors and relevant history, the report... 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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Flipping the Taliban
The deployment of more U.S. troops to Afghanistan is necessary to tip the balance of power against the Taliban. But this military "surge" must be accompanied with a political one designed to persuade ... Read More...


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Building a Silk Road: U.S.-Japan Cooperation for Afghanistan and Central Asia
Joseph Ferguson discusses the critical role that the Japanese can play in helping improve the security situation in Afghanistan. By using their investments and leverage with Central Asian states, Japa... Read More...


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Women's Health at Center of Development, Security Goals in Afghanistan
Ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer and Afghanistan's Minister for Public Health, Sayed Mohammed Amin Fatimie testified on Capital Hill about the importance of women's healt... 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...


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Afghanistan's Election Challenges
The enormous international resources and attention now focused on Afghanistan’s elections must be channelled into strategically strengthening the country’s political institutions. (International Crisi... 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...


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Afghanistan Report: A Ten-Year Framework for the Future
Chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness and former Afghan Minister of Finance Dr. Ashraf Ghani outlines a medium-term framework for state-building in Afghanistan. (Atlantic Council, April 20... 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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Microinsurance Innovation Facility calls for new proposals
In the field of Microfinance, the new product, Microinsurance attract the attention from development practitioner. ILO supports this movement to protect the working poor. (ILO, 02/17/2009) Read More...


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Microfinance and the real economy: impacts and outcomes of the global economic crisis
The current economic and social crisis provides an opportunity to re-think values and business models in finance. ILO Online spoke with Bernd Balkenhol, chief of the ILO’s Social Finance Programme. (I... Read More...


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Number Of Unemployed Women To Soar
Number of unemployed women to soar amid Economic Crisis, warns UN agency. (Scoop, 03/07/2009) Read More...


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