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Feature: Lessons Learnt from Failed Parliamentary Election

Lessons Learnt from Failed Parliamentary Election

President Ashraf Ghani described the 7-month delay in announcing the results of the parliamentary election in Kabul and Paktika provinces a ‘catastrophe’ in an inauguration ceremony, which was held in the capital, and called on deputies to avoid repetition of the disaster by modifying the election law. He attributed the …

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Feature: Expensive Loya Jirga in Poor Afghanistan

Expensive Loya Jirga in Poor Afghanistan

Among the efforts in Afghanistan that have been made to bring peace and stability, the only contribution of National Unity Government (NUG) has been to organize the Consultative Loya Jirga on peace, which ended a few days ago with a 23-article resolution. Although, according to the Constitution of Afghanistan, Loya …

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The Hasty Inauguration of Wolesi Jirga

Wolesi Jirga new term inaugrated

President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the 17th term of the Afghan Parliament – the Wolesi Jirga – last week at a time when the final results of five provinces, including Kabul, have not been announced. As per the constitutional requirements, the parliament should have been inaugurated last year in March, but …

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Feature: Why ‘War’ Against Narcotics Failed in Afghanistan?

US Marines and Navy Gunnary Sergeant Nat

Afghanistan is a landlocked country, engaged in prolonged internal wars and a war on terror, and the only country in the world whose main production narcotics is circulating in most parts of the world. The country that has the most notorious smuggling network and smugglers, even, some politician included in …

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Feature: Afghan Delegation and Doha Summit

Taliban Blame Kabul for Cancelation of Qatar Meeting

A list of the 250 people was introduced by the Afghan government who were scheduled to attend the Doha Summit to talk to the Taliban, which was also the reason that talks were canceled at the last moment. Taliban ridiculed the number of negotiators and Qatari sponsorship for the talks …

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FEATURE: Who is Responsible for the Failure of PROMOTE?

Who is Responsible for the Failure of PROMOTE?

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), in its new report, said that one of the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) projects in Afghanistan has wasted US taxpayers’ money. It highlighted that USAID has devoted $280 million for the PROMOTE project in Afghanistan with the goal of employing …

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Feature: The Menace of Poverty in Afghanistan

poverty in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the people of Afghanistan have been burdened by poverty for years. The continued, widespread and devastating wars, in which millions of people lost their dear ones, have, along with other problems, brought us poverty and misery. At the same …

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Feature: NUG, Presidential Election and Interim Government

NUG Presidential Election Interim Government

After the postponement of presidential election from July to September, tensions have risen among a number of candidates. The presidential palace has welcomed this delay, but some electoral groups say that the tenure of the National Unity Government (NUG) ends on the first day of July, and an interim government …

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Feature: How to Attain Lasting Peace in Afghanistan?

How to attain lasting peace in Afghanistan

Recently, the negotiations to establish lasting peace in Afghanistan have been held in different places and a couple of talks were organized with Taliban in Doha and Moscow. The US which is the ally of National Unity Government (NUG), after 17 years of war, wants to sign peace agreement with …

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