Plan for Privatization of Afghan War and its Consequences

  A few days ago, Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater- a private security company, in his interview with Tolo News private TV channel in Kabul, said that if the Afghan war was outsourced to contractors of Blackwater, there would be a very different situation on the ground within six months.      Since a long time, and […]

Deteriorating Security Situation and Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan

  Holding Parliamentary Elections after bringing about electoral reforms were one of the most important and greatest promises of the National Unity Government (NUG); however, the NUG took 4 years before implementing the process. The practical process of holding the Parliamentary Elections has been initiated at a time when the security situation in the country, […]

Kabul-Washington Security Agreement and the Need for Reviewing

  With the increasing insecurity and continued war in Afghanistan, criticism regarding Afghanistan’s security agreement with the U.S has been raised. Since four years have passed from the signing of the agreement, a number of movements as well as politicians and former officials came together on September 12, 2018, and asked for the evaluation of […]

9/11 and Never-ending Afghan Tragedy

  On September 11, 2001, 19 member of Al Qaeda, most of whom were from Saudi Arabia, hijacked four airplanes of “United” and “America” airways and carried out attacks on New York and Washington cities of the United States. Around 3000 people were killed in these attacks and thus, were considered a justification for launching […]

High Civilian Casualties during Four Years of NUG

  Last week, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock in his 2-day visit to Afghanistan said that 40 thousand civilians have been killed and injured during the four years of the National Unity Government (NUG).   Although, the U.S war on Afghanistan is ongoing since the last 17 years; it has enflamed more than ever […]

Change in Foreign Forces Command and its Impact on Afghan War

  U.S Gen. Austin Scott Miller, who was officially appointed as the commander of U.S Forces-Afghanistan and of Operation Resolute Support two months ago, took over on Sunday (September 2, 2018) at a ceremony in Kabul. Miller takes over from Gen John Nicholson, who led the NATO mission for over two years. Scott Miller is […]

The Taliban Attack on Ghazni and Future of Peace in Afghanistan

  On August 10, Taliban launched an extensive assault on Ghazni City from four sides. On the first three days, they were able to bring the entire city along with governmental offices under their control, with the exception of the Governor’s office and Police headquarters there. On the fifth day of the Ghazni attack, although, […]

Reviewing the Trump Strategy: The Need for Resolving the Afghan Crisis

  After 17 years of U.S initiated war in Afghanistan, some U.S. officials, according to media reports, agree that the U.S. has come to terms with its failure in the Afghan war and that it now seeks to review its strategy for the country. Notably, the New York Times published a report that revealed Donald […]

Role of NATO Organization in Afghan War and Peace

  Last week (11-12 July, 2018), Belgium’s Capital Brussels City hosted a 2-day meeting of NATO member countries. Afghan President Ghani and CEO Dr. Abdullah alongside the heads of states of NATO-member countries, representatives of other NATO friendly countries, UN and the World Bank had participated in the meeting.           On the second day of […]

Pro-Government Armed Militias against the Government 

  Apparently, local armed forces are militias that have been formed by America and the Afghan government for the purpose of maintaining security. From one hand, these armed militias, however, defended their areas against the government’s armed opposition in short-term, but from the other hand, they are turned into power islands after a while and, […]

A Look at U.S. Military Strategy in Afghanistan

  By Hekmatullah Zaland \ CSRS Increasing insecurity and security challenges in Afghanistan have led to discussions among Afghans about the US military strategy for Afghanistan. The US inspectors also said in a report a few days ago that the Trump military strategy for Afghanistan was not successful. Members of the Afghan parliament and some […]

US-Russia Cold War and its Impacts on the Afghan Issue

  By Hekmatullah Zaland \ CSRS After 2014, the international issues like the Ukraine’s became considered as incidents of New Cold War between Russian and the West and it became unblemished in recent years that there is “New Cold War” going on between Washington and Moscow which has directly impacted Afghanistan as well.    With beginning […]

Why the Afghan War gets Bloodier?

  By Hekmatullah Zaland / CSRS Considering the statistics of international organizations, the Afghan War has got bloodier and more severe every year since 2001. After 2014 and formation of the National Unity Government (NUG) in Afghanistan, more than 10 thousand of civilians have been killed and wounded every year. Approximately, the entire regions of […]