A Roadmap towards Successful State Building in Afghanistan

Aug 12, 2010 July 29, 2010 Saifullah Ahmadzai Abstract: The first part of this paper will briefly explain the history of state building practices in Afghanistan, focusing primarily on various attempts at introducing national reform programs. The second part of this paper will briefly focus on explaining the state building process in Afghanistan, mainly focusing

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Outcomes of the Kabul International Conference

Aug 12, 2010 Outcomes of the Kabul International Conference The Afghan government and the international community held a historic conference in Kabul on 20th July 2010, to pave the way forward for the initiatives presented in the London Conference. The Kabul Conference saw more than 70 countries and international and local organizations come together to

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Afghan village force: Moving forward

Jul 21, 2010 By Hekmat Karzai Published in The Hill, on 07/20/10 04:42 PM ET Recently, there has been a rather tense dialogue between the Afghan government and the U.S. administration on creating a force at the village level, which can help in bringing peace and security. Creating such a force is one of the

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Operation Omaid: Lessons Learned From Mushtarak

Jul 06, 2010 Abdul Halim Achakzai As the security situation escalates in Afghanistan with the passage of each day, International forces in coordination with the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are set to start a series of operations against the Taliban in southern provinces where the insurgency is most active. Thus, Kandahar province is going

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Afghanistan: Leading in Hashish Production

Jul 06, 2010 Muhammad Ajmal Khan Karimi Released on 31st March 2010, the first survey on cannabis cultivation conducted in Afghanistan by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) indicated that in addition to being the world’s biggest opium producer, Afghanistan had now become a major supplier of cannabis as well. It is

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India and Pakistan: Proxy War in Afghanistan

Jul 06, 2010 Saifullah Ahmadzai When the U.S. and it is allies dismantled the Taliban regime in 2001, it gave the people of Afghanistan hope for peace, stability and prosperity. However, eight years into the conflict their aspirations for stability have begun to diminish. Afghanistan is in need of cooperation from the international community, particularly

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Karzai-Hekmatyar talks: Why now?

Jul 06, 2010 Abdulhadi Hairan On 21st March 2010, the spokesmen for both the Afghan government and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hizb-e-Islami (HIA) militant group confirmed that a delegation from Hizb had been sent to assume peace talks with President Karzai.  The delegation was led by Qutbuddin Hilal, a close aide to Hekmatyar, and included Daud Abidi,

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The Post-Hakimullah Insurgency in Pakistan

Mar 30, 2010Abdulhadi Hairan, a research analyst at (CAPS) 16 March 2010 Pakistani officials and many other sources quoted by the international media believe that Hakimullah Mehsud, the 30 year old aggressive leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), was killed as the result of a successful drone attack on 14th January 2010 in Shatkoi village between North and

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Corruption and Its Affects on Public Trust and State-Building

Mar 30, 2010 Abdul Halim Achakzai, a senior research analyst at (CAPS) 16 March 2010 Corruption defined as “the abuse of public position for private gain” is an important and growing challenge in Afghanistan that undermines security, reconstruction and state-building objectives. It is a reality that corruption exists in every country to varying degrees; however,

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The Taliban: Reconcilable or Irreconcilable?

Mar 30, 2010 Mariam Safi, a research fellow at (CAPS) March 15th, 2010 ‘Afghan leadership, Afghan ownership;’ another rhetoric of the Afghan conflict but one that carries a heavier task placing the burden of state-building upon Afghans for the first time in nine years. The London Conference on Afghanistan, held on 28th January, 2010 witnessed

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