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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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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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Islamic Microfinance: An Emerging Market Niche
Islamic microfinance has the potential to expand access to finance to unprecedented levels throughout the Muslim world. At the same time, it has challenges. (CGAP, Aug, 2008) Read More...


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Failed States: Fixing a Broken World
Failing states continue to pose a threat to both their neighbors and the greater international community. A close examination of recent history reveals varying correlations between failed or weak stat... 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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The Value of State-Building vs. the Cost of Nation-Neglecting in Afghanistan
M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, argues for effective nation-building efforts in Afghanistan. argues for effective nation-building efforts in Af... 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...


A Way Through the Afghan Labyrinth
A Way Through the Afghan Labyrinth
Author discusses need for securing Afghanistan and offers a plan to do so. By M Ashraf Haidari. (first appeared in Asia Times, 10/07/2008) Read More...


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Pakistan's new spy chief
Pakistan chooses former head of Military Operations as Director General of its intelligence agency, ISI. This and more than a dozen other appointments come amidst US concerns over ISI loyalties and p... 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...


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Al Qaeda in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan and Beyond
An examination of the post-September movements of Al-Qaeda as they recovered from the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and moved their base of operations to the remote tribal areas of Pakistan. (Studies... 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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Barack Obama to offer tough love on European tour
Columnist Irwin Stelzer writes of Barack Obama’s forthcoming tour of Europe that European leaders won't mind being photographed with an American presidential candidate who could probably win an electi... Read More...


Peace Deals that Destabilize Afghanistan
Peace Deals that Destabilize Afghanistan
Author analyzes peace negotiations between Pakistan and the Taliban and their effect on Afghanistan and issues facing it. By M. Ashraf Haidari (07/03/2008) Read More...


Time to talk to the Taliban?
Time to talk to the Taliban?
Author looks at a recent House of Commons debate in Britain and suggests it might be time to hold negotiations with the Taliban. By Leigh Marshall (06/23/2008) Read More...


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Canada Needs to Keep its Troops in Afghanistan
Author provides argument for continued Canadian military troops in Afghanistan. By M. Asraf Haidari. (Eurasianet, 05/23/2007) Read More...


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Should Canada Stay? Human Security in Afghanistan
Speech given by Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari regarding challenges facing Afghanistan. (03/06/2008) Read More...


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Is Pakistan Appeasing the Taliban?
While moderate elements of the Taliban do need to be co-opted into the political process, Pakistan's recent peace deal threatens to strengthen Taliban's capabilities and bases. By Sharad Joshi (Foreig... Read More...


Paris Conference: An Opportunity to Address Afghanistan’s Key Rebuilding Challenges
Paris Conference: An Opportunity to Address Afghanistan’s Key Rebuilding Challenges
M. Ashraf Haidari, the Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, discusses rebuilding challenges that should be addressed at the Paris Support Conference. By M. Ashraf Haid... Read More...


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Slipping back to the Taliban
The author, co-founder and deputy director of Afghanistan 's Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), argues that foreigners should step in to stop the government allowing Taliban-style laws t... Read More...


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Will Washington's New Counternarcotics Policy in Afghanistan Work?
Author examines new counternarcotics policy and provides a ground level alternative. By Haroun Mir and Jens F. Laurson (first published in the Central Asia-Caucasas Institute Analyst, 10/17/2007) Read More...


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Turkish Initiative for Pakistani-Afghan Dialogue
Examines the Turkish effort to reinvigorate negotiations between the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. By Haroun Mir. (IA-Forum, 05/30/2007) Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Richard Weitz
IA-Forum discusses security issues with Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director of Program Management at the Hudson Institute, and author of 'Revitalising US-Russian Security Cooperation: Practical ... Read More...


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Bush Might Want Another Go at “Democratizing” Iraq
Author critiques possible US troop increases. By Claude Salhani. (IA-Forum, 12/22/2006) Read More...


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Afghanistan: Five Years Later
After America's five year occupation of Afghanistan, Rumsfeld takes stock of the situation. By Donald Rumsfeld. (Washington Post, 10/7/2006) Read More...


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Order in the Courts
The author writes that while this has been a bad year for the reconstruction of Afghanistan, with the Taliban reconstituting and the population weary of foreign occupation, great progress has been mad... Read More...


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Turning Madrassas against Radicalism
Author discusses the impact of Pakistani religious schools in Central Asia and what Afghanistan can do to counter it. By Haroun Mir. (IA-Forum, 8/20/2006) Read More...


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Women's Participation in the Democratic Processes in Iraq and Afghanistan
Report on women's participation in democratization efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. By Michelle D. Bernard, A. Yasmine Rassam, and Lida Sahar Noory. (Independent Women's Forum, 7/6/2006) Read More...


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