The Afghan War and the Role of Religious Fatwas

  By Zia ul Islam Shirani \ CSRS For the sake of ending the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the Afghan government, pursuing its peace efforts, had made a lot of struggle to convene a meeting of religious scholars in Indonesia in order to be helpful in putting an end to the war in Afghanistan and […]

People Peace Demands and Hopes for Security Maintenance

  By Zia-ul-Islam Shirani / CSRS The decades-long on-going war in Afghanistan, in different phases and through different parties, has taken hundred thousands of victims as well as made millions to leave their country. After the collapse of Taliban regime by America in 2001, the Afghan war became handed to America and NATO-member countries. There […]

The Tashkent Conference and Afghan Peace Success Factors

  By Hekmatullah Zaland Tashkent hosted an important international conference on Afghanistan last week. Besides Afghan and Uzbek presidents, the head of European Union Foreign Affairs, the representatives of more than 20 countries including U.S., U.K., Germany, Russian, China, France, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, India, five Central Asian countries and international organizations had participated in […]

Kabul Process; will the face to face talks start?

  The second meeting of the Kabul Process was held on 28 February 2018 in Kabul, where the representatives of 25 countries and 3 international organizations had participated. Making several specific recommendations to the Taliban, President Ghani announced the new peace policy of the government, which was highly reflected in the national and international media. […]

The upcoming meeting of the Kabul Process and the fate of the peace talks

  The second meeting of Kabul Process is to be held on 28 February 2018 in Kabul with the participation of the representatives of dozens of countries of the region, world, and international organizations. This process is being manages with the initiative and leadership of the Afghan government, something that differs this process from its […]

A glimpse into the situation of the country in 2017

  2017 was a year full of challenges and problems for Afghanistan. The political disagreements were reached its highest levels compared to the past 16 years. The security situation in the country was also deteriorated and this years was the bloodiest compared to the past one and half decade. Based on the recent report of […]

HPC and the scheme to open the Taliban’s Political Office in Kabul

  The Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) has, for the first time, spoken out about the preparations to open the Taliban’s political office in Kabul. According to the officials in this council, if the Taliban showed willingness to join the peace process, they would facilitate the opening of their office in Kabul. In this regard, […]

The peace activists’ recommendations for the engaged parties in the Afghan war

  In the conference under “The deadlock of the Afghan peace process and the way forward”, convened by CSRS, the peace activists made recommendations to the engaged parties in the Afghan war. In this conference, held last Saturday 2nd December 2017 in Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, some politicians, government officials, the representatives of some foreign […]

The deadlock of the Afghan peace process and the way forward

  Since the past several years, efforts are being made to end the war in the country. However, none of these efforts have produced any result, and the current war continues to cost Afghan lives and has affected all aspects of life in Afghanistan. In the past, as an active organ in areas of peace, […]

The Peace Process: negotiations to start the negotiations

  Talks between the Afghan politicians and civil activists on the one side and the members of the Taliban’s political office on the other side was to be held in early November in Dubai; however, the non-governmental organization of Afghanistan’s Peace Studies, the organizer of the process, has said that such negotiations in Dubai are […]

The UN and the peace process in Afghanistan

  Kairat Umarov, head of the sanctions committee of the Security Council of the UN and his fellow delegation visited Kabul on 29 Oct 2017 and discussed the issue of peace and security in his meetings with the Afghan President, Chief Executive and other government officials. According to the Deputy Spokesperson of the Afghan President, […]

The current situation in Afghanistan and the need to project its real image

  The US and NATO came to Afghanistan under the slogans of maintaining peace and stability in this country. After 16 years, their presence has not brought peace and stability but rather has fueled the war until now. The continuation of the war has deepened the challenges of the country in various areas and has […]

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 […]

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 […]