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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Caucasus: Afghanistan

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for the Middle East/Caucasus/Caucasus/Afghanistan Region

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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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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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A seven-year journey in Afghanistan
We began a journey in Afghanistan seven years ago with the war that ousted the Taliban from power, writes Afghan President Hamid Karzai. (The Daily Star, 11/14/2008) 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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C.I.A. Outlines Pakistan Links With Militants
Addressing continuing concerns about ISI loyalties, the CIA confronts Pakistan with evidence of ties between its intelligence service and militant groups operating in the country’s tribal areas. By M... Read More...


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CIA using missile strikes to `tickle' terrorists
CIA Director Michael Hayden says the agency is using military strikes to coax terrorists and insurgents into reacting in order to gather intelligence about how different groups respond. By Stephen Ma... 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...


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...


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The Long Arm of Pakistan
Co-founder of the Afghanistan Centre for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) Haroun Mir writes about the role of Pakistan in the Afghan activities of Al-Qaida. (The Times of India, 07/02/2008) 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...


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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Afghanistan could dull NATO's party mood
NATO is prepping for its annual summit and celebrating the re-entry of France and possible membership bids of western Balkan states, but must acknowledge its difficulties in producing peace in Afghani... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Michael Scheuer about his new book, "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq", terrorism, and the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 03/21/2008) Read More...


Ambassador Haron Amin responds
Ambassador Haron Amin responds
Afghanistan's Ambassador to Japan, HE Haron Amin, responds to our recent roundtable and shares his thoughts on his country's future. (03/13/2008) 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...


IA-Forum Interview: Jason Burke
IA-Forum Interview: Jason Burke
IA Forum speaks with Jason Burke, author of the book "Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam" and "On the Road to Kandahar: Travels Through Conflict in the Islamic World" about the evolving threat ... Read More...


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Afghan refugee crisis brewing
The author discusses the efforts of both Pakistan and Iran to evict its Afghani refugee populations and argues why this could be dangerous both internally within Afghanistan and on the regional level.... 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 recent approval of several moderate Supreme Court justices in Afghanistan presents new opportunities and challenges to establish a democracy with effective checks and balances. By J Alexander Thi... 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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Stuck in a Struggle
Author writes that the lack of economic and social progress is bound to undermine government authority in Afghanistan. By Haroun Mir. (6/22/2006) Read More...


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Young Officers Join the Debate Over Rumsfeld
Junior and midlevel officers are discussing whether the war plans for Iraq reflected unvarnished military advice, whether the retired generals should have spoken out, whether active-duty generals will... Read More...


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The Crescent and the Gavel
Thier says the Abdul Rahman death penalty case is an illustration of the uneasy balance between Afghanistan's constitutional democratic norms and conservative Islamic values of the post-Taliban judici... Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Ambassador Haron Amin
IA-Forum talks with the Afghan Ambassador to Japan, HE Haron Amin. By Jason Miks. (1/25/2006) Read More...


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