Afghanistan Reports

THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE OF AFGHANISTAN AND THE PRESIDENTIAL

2014-04-02

Malaiz Daud
February 2014

Introduction

Afghanistan’s upheavals have been a result of many factors. Abject poverty, being landlocked, a hostile region, clash of modernists and traditionalists, weak states, interventions by superpowers, presence of foreign non-state actors and an illicit narco-economy are but a few to mention. The country continues to reel from the effects of colonial constructs of

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Madrassa Education in Pakistan

2014-03-24

Dr. Syed Manzar Abbas Zaidi
4 March 2013

Introduction

The importance of education in a society cannot be disowned. A well-established education system is an important constituent of a civilized nation and society. Its importance is well evident in developed countries as it plays a major role in personal and social development. As an alternate track to Western style of education, religious semin

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The Prospect of Peace Talks With The Taliban

2013-07-09

Tuesday 09 July 2013
By Hussain Hassrat

Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS)
Introduction

Every warring army needs to know its enemy; the same is true for running a successful negotiation process, which in turn necessitates a deep knowledge of the conflict parties, their modus operandi, and their aim and intentions (Giustozzi, 2010). Having an accurate picture of the Taliban helps th

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The Pakistani Godfather: The Inter-Services Intelligence and the Afghan Taliban 1994-2010

2013-03-03

Wednesday 03 March 2013

Abstract

Alongside the Americans, Pakistan plays a key role in the “war against terrorism” and against the insurgents in Afghanistan. The country receives huge financial and military aid. Nevertheless, this support could not improve the situation in Afghanistan. Quite to the contrary. nine years after the American invasion, the Taliban are stronger

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