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The Afghan Economy: Limited Opportunities or Assorted Obstacles?

Afghanistan has many advantages due to its natural, geopolitical, financial, and human resources, yet despite these benefits, it is lacking in many areas. For decades, it has been a battleground for opposing ideologies, politicians, emperors, and ethnic groups. Other Western colonies such as Taiwan, Japan, and India have developed their economic and political systems and are now powerful regional…
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Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations in Mohammad Ayub Khan’s Memoirs

Marshal Ayub Khan was the leader of the first military government in Pakistan from 1958 to 1969, having come to power through a military coup. In 1965, he wrote his autobiography, Friends not Masters, which discussed his personal, military, and political life, as well as the regional and global changes in Pakistan. According to this book, Ayub Khan laid the groundwork for Pakistan's political,…
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Ghani Was A “Total Fraud”

After the fall of the republic and fleeing the Arg (the presidential palace), Ashraf Ghani appeared in media many times. However, one of the most prominent figures in the U.S. foreign policy, who had supported Ghani in his journey to becoming president, has now criticized him. Mike Pompeo, the former Secretary of State of the United States, in his book called “Never Give an Inch,” accused Ashraf…
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Islamic Emirate Sparks Growing Chaos

A letter written by Al-Zawahiri, sheds light on the relationship between the Taliban and Al Qaeda since 2010. The letter, which was written prior to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, reveals that Al-Zawahiri wanted the Taliban to seize power through war, but was wary of negotiations that could allow the Taliban to take control of Afghanistan easily. Al-Zawahiri described the Taliban as a…
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International Jihadism: Jihad Will Continue

The term "Al-Jihad Al-Alami" refers to International Jihadism, a movement initiated by Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden, and Abdullah Yusuf Azzam in Peshawar in the last century. They were influenced by Sayyid Qutb and the al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn (Muslim Brotherhood) and chose political Islam as their path. Zawahiri eventually left the Muslim Brotherhood, while bin Laden distanced himself from the…
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Pakistan and Terrorism Strategy

After suffering defeats in wars against India in 1947, 1965, 1971, and 1999, Pakistan re-examined its strategic approach towards India. Concluding that winning the battle against the Indian army was impossible, Pakistan decided to switch from conventional to unconventional warfare. This decision was based on two justifications. Firstly, conventional war was costly and achieving objectives through…
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Taliban Member Warns of Dangerous Outcomes of Islamic Emirate

Abdul Salam Zaeef is one of the founding members of the Taliban Emirate. In the early 1980s, when he was 15 years old, he and his family moved to Pakistan. After receiving military training in ISI camps, he joined a group of Mujahedeen and went to Kandahar to fight against the forces of the republic government. In the 2009 book ‘My Life with the Taliban’, written by several American writers and…
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Ostentation Marathon: Politicians Who Rely on Foreign Aid

In recent years, since the fall of the Republic, Afghan politicians have used meetings with diplomatic representatives of Western countries, particularly the United States, as a way to demonstrate their importance and spread propaganda. Whenever Ashraf Ghani met with representatives of the Western countries, the media and propaganda machine would quickly spread the news to show that he was an…
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The Disoriented Political Elite

When looking at the politicians of Afghanistan who have been part of the power and wealth structure for the past two decades, there are some facts that make it easier to identify them and assess Afghanistan's political future. It is essential to recognize that the Taliban are a destructive force, and it is essential to fight them. Afghanistan must pass them by and create a legitimate,…
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The Demise of the World’s Largest Democracy

For years, India was known as the world's largest democracy, but now it appears that this great democracy is deteriorating. Experts believe this decline began when Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party took control. Modi and his party are associated with the far-right wing and promote Hindu nationalism, viewing India as the land of Hindus. Since Modi came to power in 2014, the tension…
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