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Opinion: Sub-Nationalist Tendencies are More Vulnerable to Instability

Sub-Nationalist Tendencies are More Vulnerable to Instability

By Habibullah Khan Identities are more vulnerable and prone to inner conflict and instability. Politically unstable countries are easily coerced to serve the interest of bigger countries. That is why countries with hegemonic designs encourage sub-nationalism and create different identities in the target country to create politically instability. Francis Fukuyama, …

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Feature: Can IEC Ensure Free and Fair Election?

Is IEC Capable of Holding Free and Fair Election

About three months remain for presidential election in Afghanistan, but electoral observers have already expressed concerns over the lack of transparency mechanism for the elections. A number of election-observing bodies say the government is not prepared to hold transparent and acceptable polls in the country. Recently, Naeem Ayubi, head of …

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The Allegations of Sexual Harassment in Arg

The Allegations of Sexual Harassment in Arg

Afghanistan is known as one of most corrupt countries in the world. When President was elected as head of National Unity Government (NUG) back in 2014, he said that he would save Afghanistan from this global disgrace. Now, at the end of his term, he has not been able to …

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Feature: Ghani’s Pre-election Campaign

Ghani’s Pre-election Campaign

Recently, President Ashraf Ghani has been busy in pre-election campaign. He carried out some promotional programs in the past year, and has set up provincial trips for the purpose of campaigning ahead of presidential election in the recent days as well. In his trips he is seen inaugurating large infrastructure …

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Feature: Ghani’s Confrontation with Democracy

Ghani's confrontation with democracy

A presidential candidates’ council in Afghanistan gathered huge public protest against the Presidential Palace and President Ashraf Ghani last week and, in a joint declaration, they asked the president to step down. Thousands of their supporters, as well as influential and powerful figures, attended the gathering. In the press release, …

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Feature: Pakistan and Peace in Afghanistan

Role of Pakistan in Peace in Afghanistan Bhurban Lahore Process

Peace in Afghanistan is a great dream that, in addition to the people of Afghanistan, is also pursued by neighboring countries, because they believe that the establishment of peace in Afghanistan will contribute to the security and stability of their countries. The war in Afghanistan has long been abhorred by …

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Feature: The Challenges of Conducting Presidential Election in 2019

The challenges of conducting presidential election in 2019

The political and security situation of Afghanistan is very challenging currently. There is no short-term solution to overcome these challenges, because the root of the current challenges is related to regional, political and security situation in the region. Keeping in mind this situation and the complexity of peace and democratization …

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Feature: Financial and Moral Corruption in Arg

Financial and Moral Corruption in Arg

General Habibullah Ahmadzai, a candidate removed from the Wolesi Jirga election list of Kabul and a former adviser to the president on special security issues, in a conversation with a domestic television, charged a number of President Ashraf Ghani’s advisers with moral and financial corruption and, specifically, Mahmud Fazli was …

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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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