Afghanistan

Diplomacy works when there is military pressures on the ground

  Ahmad Shah Mohibi is the Founder of Rise to Peace. Diplomacy works when there is a military presence on the ground, said Ahmad Shah Mohibi while offering three options for the US in Afghanistan. Repost from the CGTN America: With just weeks left before a deadline to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan, Washington is …

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Peace in Afghanistan requires Pakistan

Originally published at New Delhi Times On June 22nd, the Center for Peace Research (LCPR) and the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) in Pakistan hosted the Afghan Peace Conference. This effort sought ways to achieve meaningful Afghan dialogue. Senior Afghan leaders and politicians — Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor, …

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What Afghanistan Needs to Move Forward: National Unity

Afghanistan’s hero, General Abdul Raziq, was killed just days before the parliamentary elections, leaving a wide power vacuum in the Taliban’s birthplace, Kandahar. General Raziq was shot and killed as he was leaving a U.S.-Afghan meeting in Kandahar, where Gen. Austin S. Miller, the Commander of American forces in Afghanistan, the Kandahar provincial governor, and …

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CURE FOR A CHRONIC DISEASE

Originally published at Asian Affairs Magazine  Ahmad Mohibi offers a prognosis for peace in a nation sick from prolonged conflict and corruption After 17 years of war, Afghanistan is on life-support. It is plagued with chronic violence, corruption, political divergence and proxy wars. The international community is running out of ideas on how to how to …

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