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Feature: The Misachievements of NUG

The misachievements of NUG

With the formation of National Unity Government (NUG), the citizens of the country were determined to experience changes within their social, economic and political lives. But over the course of nearly five years, it can be observed that neither their dreams came true, nor there were serious efforts by the …

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Feature: The Need for an Interim Government in Afghanistan

The Need of an Interim Government in Afghanistan

A recent study by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) shows that the emergence of a transitional government, or an interim government, is the only political solution to the Afghan crisis. The research, conducted by Omar Sadr, has analyzed various plans for a political solution to end the Afghan …

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Feature: The Challenging Tasks of Election Commissioners

The Challenging Tasks of Election Commissioners

Since their inception, the election commissions in Afghanistan, like many other failed institutions, have caused a crisis in the country. Since 2004, we do not remember any election in the country that has been free of fraud and misconduct. This issue emerged in the last presidential election and turned into …

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The Reasons Behind the Plan of Loya Jirga

Loya Jirga

Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president, announced that he would call a ‘Loya Jiga’ by the end of the month, and he would consult with the nation about war and peace. Ashraf Ghani has mandated Umar Dawudzai, the head of the secretariat of the High Peace Council and Zia ul-Haq Amarkhail, …

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Feature: Is Ghani Executing a Pre-poll Rigging?

Is Ghani Executing a Pre-poll Rigging

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has started speedy appointments and dismissals in key positions of government departments in recent months. In different decrees of President Ghani last month, ten new people were introduced and appointed to key posts in civilian and military departments, including ministries, departments and local offices. These appointments …

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The Forgotten Promises of NUG

The forgotten promises of NUG

More than four years have passed since the formation of National Unity Government (NUG). President Ghani had made many promises to the people at the beginning of NUG, but now analysts and people say many issues remain unresolved; particularly, security has worsened in these four years, and poverty and unemployment …

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Feature: Ghani’s Reluctance to Support ‘Intra-Afghan’ Peace Talks

Ghani's Reluctance to Support Intra-Afghan Talks

The disagreement between President Ghani and a delegation of US diplomats who are working to end the longest US war seems to be at the highest level. The friction did not appear before, but now it is tense, as Ghani has shown clear reluctance to support their stance. The disagreement …

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Is IEC Capable of Holding Upcoming Elections?

Political parties want IEC technical staff to be sacked

Election is the only ray of hope for the future of Afghanistan. It is the key among the civil rights and social rights. Many Afghans demand change in the current situation. So, conducting general election is the last hope for such changes, which is scheduled on July 20 by Independent …

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Feature: Delay and Concerns Regarding Presidential Election in Afghanistan

Delay and Concerns Regarding Presidential Elections

The announcement of a three-month delay in holding presidential election is not only a violation of article 61 of the constitution and a clear violation of the electoral calendar but also a betrayal by the electoral commission. At the same time, it will be no longer legitimate to let the …

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The Reasons of US Failure in Afghanistan

The reasons of US defeat in Afghanistan

In 2001, the United States (US) launched a campaign in Afghanistan to combat terrorism and extremism, which was led by Al-Qaeda and its alliance. The Americans started with the slogans of reforming the Afghan political system, preserve human rights, the spread of good governance, the fight against narcotics, and addressing …

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