Afghanistan

The upcoming meeting of QCG in Oman

  The media outlets quoted the Afghan and Pakistani authorities last week that the next meeting of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) was to be held on 16 October 2017 in Muscat, Oman. The Afghan National Security Council (NSC) has acknowledged that Afghanistan has accepted Pakistan’s proposal about the resumption of the Quadrilateral Talks. The representatives […]

Drugs: the biggest challenge of Afghanistan and the countries in the region

  The summit of the senior experts of counter-narcotics efforts of the countries in the region was held in Kabul on 9-10 October 2017. The representatives of 12 countries in the region and the neighboring countries of Afghanistan including Russia, China, India, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan had […]

The plan to close the Taliban’s Office in Qatar and its impacts on the peace process

  Last week, contradictory reports about the scheme to close Taliban’s Qatar Office was released by the media. After the meeting between President Ghani and President Trump in New York, the Guardian reported that in this meeting, Trump had emphasized on the closure of Taliban’s Qatar Office. However, during a joint press conference with the […]

The US-India partnership and its impacts on the region

  The Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah along with 200 Afghan traders, civil activists, journalists and government officials traveled to India and met the Indian Prime Minister and other high-ranking Indian officials. The Afghan Chief Executive signed the agreement of training the Afghan police with the Indian officials. Moreover, the two sides also signed an […]

The situation in Afghanistan in the past three years of the NUG

                                                                                                                                                            Three years ago after a controversial election, the Then-US Secretary of State John Kerry came to Afghanistan and brokered a deal between the two leading candidates according to which the two sides agreed to split power by 50-50 among themselves and Ashraf Ghani was announced as the Afghan President and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah as […]

President Ghani’s trip to the US and Kabul-Washington ties

  After the inauguration of Asian Games, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani traveled to the US as head of a high-ranking Afghan delegation. In this trip, President Ghani delivered his speech in the UN General Assembly and met the high-ranking representatives of many countries including the US President. After the formation of the new administration […]

Creating local army or strengthening militia in the country?!

  The Afghan Ministry of Defense has prepared a scheme to form militia forces in the insecure areas of the country. The ministry says that military experts are working on the plan and that it is in its primary phases. This plan will be finalized after the approval of National Council of Security and signature […]

The Afghan War; 16 years after the 9/11 attacks

  The current war in Afghanistan was started 16 years ago by the US and NATO, and apparently, the 9/11 attacks were the main reason behind the US attack in Afghanistan. This war was waged to overthrow the Taliban regime and eliminate the al-Qaeda bases from Afghanistan. Although primarily the US and NATO forces defeated […]

A Critical Appraisal of Economic Situation of the Country under NUG

  Promising to create employment opportunities, improve exports, increase the domestic and foreign investments, reform the taxing process, provide cheap houses and hundreds of other pledges, the leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) gave hope to people about boosting their lives and improving their economies. The NUG leadership has always reiterated that they are […]

The New US Strategy for Afghanistan: Old Wine in a New Bottle

  The US President Donald Trump announced the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia on 22 August 2017. This strategy is announced after eight months waiting and during this eight month the delay of this announcement was highly discussed and many proposals were offered. For instance, the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan, the privatization […]

The Afghan Mines; the treasuries that are being looted

  The studies on the mineral resource in Afghanistan so far show that there are 1400 mineral fields and resources in Afghanistan with a value of more than one trillion dollars. However, the illegal extraction of minerals and corruption in the mining sector are factors that have resulted in the robbing of these resources in […]

A review of the Afghan refugees’ situation in 2017

  Last week, head of UN women Rebecca Tavares said to a meeting in the presidential palace that Afghanistan was the second country in the world that war has forced its citizens to displace and that she was concerned about the situation of the internally displaced people in this country. [1] On the other hand, […]

The deteriorated security situation in 2017 and the future scenarios

    Speaking at a meeting in Kandahar province, the acting Afghan Minister of Defense Tariq Shah Bahrami said that war is spread to the 23 provinces of the country and nine other provinces are under high-security threat. [1] In the past several months, several strategic districts of the country have fallen into the hands […]