Afghanistan

The growing incredulity between the U.S. and the Afghan government

  A few days ago on 23rd Hoot, 1397 [Solar year] in Washington, Hamdullah Mohib, national security advisor strongly criticized Zalmai Khalilzad, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan. He blamed Khalilzad for bypassing Afghan government in the peace process for his interests. However, the U.S. Department of State called such statements destructive for Kabul-Washington links and […]

The condition of private institutes of higher education in Afghanistan

  During the last days of 1397[Solar year], the ministry of higher education of Afghanistan banned 26 universities where medical sciences are taught after their Kankor exams. According to MOHE, a delegation of the ministries of higher education and Public health review the activities of 45 private universities which were teaching medical sciences. Their report […]

New election commissions and the fate of the future elections

  As result of consistent demands of political parties, elections supervisors and international community for amendment of electoral law and reformation in election commissions, the final draft of new electoral law was submitted to the cabinet by joint committee of political parties, representatives of candidates and election supervisors around a month ago and approved by […]

International women’s day and the condition of women in Afghanistan

  8th March is declared International women’s day. This day is celebrated by many countries annually. Afghanistan is also among the countries where the day is enthusiastically celebrated by the government officials and other institutions to support women. The day was celebrated this year in a period when UNAMA’s annual report has revealed that 1,152 […]

The main topics of the US-Taliban fifth meeting

  The fifth round of peace negotiations between representatives of the United States and the Taliban commenced a couple of weeks ago on 25th February, 2019 in Doha. Although there was a two-day break in talks on 28th February and 1st March, the talks resumed again on 2nd March and are still in progress. Even […]

Latest snowfalls and its severe damages and harms

  Due to floods caused by heavy snowfalls and rainfalls on 1st and 2nd March, 2019, dozens of citizens were killed and injured along with destruction of their of houses. Most of the affected people are the citizens of southern provinces. Although the heavy rainfalls and snowfalls have increased hopes for reduction in aridity in […]

Increasing Casualties of Afghan Civilians in The Air Strikes

  Last week, hundreds of Wardak residents protested in Kabul in condemnation of joint Afghan and foreign forces airstrikes and night raids on Jalga district of this province. Protesters condemned joint forces’ recent airstrikes and warned that they will block the Kabul-Kandahar highway if these blind strikes don’t end. More than 20 civilians, including women […]

The Islamabad meeting; Is the blacklist an obstacle for peace?

  A few days ago, The Taliban stated, in a proclamation that based on the Pakistani government’s official demand, their representatives will meet the U.S. representatives and the prime minister of Pakistan before Doha meeting. The Islamabad meeting was planed in a time, when the crowned prince of the Saudi Arabia had also a trip […]

Position of Afghanistan at the 55th Munich security conference

  The 55th Munich conference was started in Munich city of Germany, on 15th February and ended on 17th February 2019. The conference was conducted to resolve the current political and security challenges and obstacles. Including 35 leaders of countries, 50 Ministers of foreign affairs and 30 defense Ministers, many other representatives of corporations and […]

Amendment of the electoral law; a step towards transparency in elections

  The government, after a number of consultative meetings with some candidates, representatives of candidates, political parties and civil societies, appointed technical committee to reform the electoral law improve the electoral commissions. The committee which included representatives of political parties, representatives of candidates and other related organs, agreed on and organized the final draft of […]

The Moscow Summit: the beginning of Intra- Afghan talks?

  A few days ago, on 5th and 6th of Feb 2019, the Taliban, Afghan politicians, Jihadi leaders and former government officials met to discuss the Afghan peace in Moscow. After the meeting, the participants published a proclamation. Regarding the Moscow summit, many politicians think that such meetings will help to end the disagreements between […]

Ambiguities in the Afghan peace process

  The U.S. President Donald Trump, in his State of the Union 2019 address on February 05, 2019, said “In Afghanistan, my administration is holding constructive talks with a number of Afghan groups including the Taliban. As we make progress in these negotiations, we will be able to reduce our troop presence and focus on […]

An insight into the condition of children in Afghanistan

  According to UNICEF report, released on February 03, 3.8 million Afghan children need assistance, of which half a million are in need of urgent aids. The report states that most of the children who need urgent aid are those who have migrated from their home towns due to war, insecurity, natural disasters, and poverty. […]

Afghan Peace Process: Six Days of Talks Between the U.S. and Taliban

  The third round of Afghan peace talks was held around two months ago in UAE. Negotiations were postponed due to disagreement on the agenda. Although the talks seemed to have reached a dead end, it instigated again recently. The fourth round of the US-Taliban peace talks happened from 21st to 26th of January 2019. […]