Afghanistan Reports

Madrassa Education in Pakistan

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 seminaries – madaaris1 and religious education have p

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The Prospect of Peace Talks With The Taliban

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 the government of Afghanistan and other stakeholders

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

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 than ever. At any time, they can strike almost an

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