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Hekmatyar’s Sermons Banned by Fundamentalists

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has been a controversial political figure for the past fifty years, consistently defining himself by opposing the ruling regime. He has opposed every regime from the monarchy to the Republic of Dawood Khan, the communist government of the People's Democratic Party, the Islamic State of the Mujahedeen, the Islamic Republic of Karzai and Ghani, and the Islamic Emirate of the…
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Reviewing Political Movements in Afghanistan

It has been 100 years since the first political movement (the constitutional movement) was formed. Since then, many other movements have been formed by various political parties, ranging from leftist to nationalist to radical, with varying claims such as social justice, ethnic superiority, modernization, and striving for the reestablishment of an Islamic caliphate. Although not all political…
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Treachery of the Republic leaders led to its collapse

Before the Doha agreement was signed on August 15, 2021, it was already known that Afghanistan would be handed over to the Taliban. Some people were trying to get passports and leave the country, while others were wearing traditional Afghan clothing and growing beards. It was no longer a secret that the government would be handed over, and one did not need to have access to confidential…
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Afghanistan, the Land of Unknown and Silent Elahas

A few months ago, reports and videos of Elaha Delawarzai, an Afghan girl who had been forced to marry Saeed Khusti, a member of the Haqqani network, went viral. This highlighted the disastrous state of human and women's rights in Afghanistan. The case was quickly brought under control and closed, as the ruling regime does not allow for independent investigations. There is no free press in…
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The Need for Regional Cooperation Against Terrorism

Kabul and Peshawar, due to their close geographic proximity, have a significant influence on each other. Had the Durand Line not been drawn, the two cities could have been part of the same state. However, political events have turned the two cities into hostile entities, with guns pointed at each other. Peshawar is home to Pakistani corps that have been training terrorists and plotting to destroy…
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Women Face Multiple Faceted Deprivation Under Taliban Rule

The Taliban have demonstrated their commitment to diminishing the role of women in Afghan society by preventing girls from taking university entrance exams and barring them from universities. This is likely to be only the beginning of their efforts to suppress women. Many people both inside and outside the country are asking why the Taliban are engaging in such unreasonable and increasingly…
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Exploring the Criteria for Inclusiveness

A local news station in Kabul interviewed the current Iranian ambassador, in which he cautiously hinted that the Taliban regime is not inclusive. The interviewer, with obvious impudence, replied, "But there are people from other ethnic groups in this regime." The ambassador mumbled for a few seconds and answered softly, "They are appointed by the Taliban themselves." The interviewer then rudely…
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The Need to Distinguish Between Afghanistan and the Taliban

No country has officially recognized the Islamic Emirate of the Taliban, as it is difficult to convince the world that the Taliban are a legitimate government due to their violent history. Even those who helped the Taliban gain power have refrained from officially recognizing them as a government. For example, the U.S. and the E.U. representatives are very cautious when discussing dealings with…
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World Education Day

Every year, the world celebrates Education Day on the 24th of January. On this day, they recognize the importance of education in people's lives and its role in promoting physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Therefore, countries invest heavily to ensure their education systems are up-to-date and relevant to the needs of each generation. The building blocks of any education system…
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The War Industry

The past year in Ukraine has been a terrible, yet familiar, disaster. It is reminiscent of the wars in Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Georgia, and the Balkans. The war has not ended, but merely shifted locations, causing more suffering. Supporters of Ukraine have come together to provide arms and ammunition to keep the war going. Both Russia and Western countries are considering which military…
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