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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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The Afghan peace talks: Feasible, or futile?

Originally published at Washington Examiner Last week, the Taliban carried out a series of deadly attacks throughout Afghanistan, leaving over 500 dead and dozens wounded. Although a peace offer remains on the table, the Taliban are on the move, destroying any hope for peace and reconciliation. The Ghazni attack was an embarrassment for the Afghan …

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Afghanistan: A Game of Thrones

Originally published at The Diplomat Magazine The vice president of Afghanistan, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, returned to Afghanistan on Sunday after self-imposed exile in Turkey amid allegations of rape, sexual abuse, and torture. In December 2016, Ahmad Eschi, former governor of Jawzian, brought charges that he was detained, tortured, and sexually assaulted by Dostum and …

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Ahmad Mohibi discusses US’s direct talks with the Taliban on TOLOnews

After the New York Times reported that the White House ordered diplomats to hold direct talks with the Taliban, Rise to Peace founder Ahmad Mohibi told Tolonews, “The United States will not negotiate with the Taliban directly. The U.S. is facilitating the peace process, and U.S. talks with the Taliban will expedite the process.” Mr. …

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The 40-year Afghan War and the Everlasting Hope for Peace

Today marks the 40-year anniversary of the Afghan civil war. A country at war for four decades, Afghans continue to have faith that peace is possible. The people are tenaciously hopeful, but for how long, given the unstable environment and competing for socio-political agendas? Terrorism continues to rise, and the democratic process is under fire. …

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Ahmad Shah Mohibi

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