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Afghanistan: Is Another Syria in the Offing?

Afghanistan: Is Another Syria in the Offing?

Sept, 2017: An ominous trend is in the process in Afghanistan. If it continues, it would undo what the international community built with enormous costs in lives and money. Simply…

MirzaOlangMassacre: Depth of a Tragedy

MirzaOlangMassacre: Depth of a Tragedy

by Akram Gizabi | What happened in Mirza Walang and why it is important?  …

Two Deadly Bombings in two Days

Two Deadly Bombings in two Days

Kabul July 1, 2016 | On Tuesday, three terrorists blew themselves up in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport killing 42 people and injuring scores of others, almost all innocent civilians. Two days later…

Talks with the Taliban, on what justification?

Talks with the Taliban, on what justification?

Published: Aug 26, 2015 | Courtesy: GEO News, Pakistan Kabul, July 7, 2015 – The first round of talks between Afghan government and the Taliban delegations ended on July 7,…

Memorandum of Capitulation

Memorandum of Capitulation

by Akram Gizabi / July 1, 2015 | Memorandum of Capitulation Recently the Afghan government signed a security deal with Pakistan to cooperate in countering security threats to the two…

Iraq in Ruin What Next for Afghanistan?

Iraq in Ruin What Next for Afghanistan?

Why are the events in Iraq so alarming to the countries of the region and what they mean to another unfinished project the US undertook before invading Iraq, namely, Afghanistan?…

Release of Five Top Taliban Leaders ‘A Bad Swap’

Release of Five Top Taliban Leaders ‘A Bad Swap’

June 3, 2014 | The release of Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five top Taliban leaders that took place on May 31, raises a few serious questions about the nature…

Why are the Hazaras being killed in Balochistan, Pakistan?

Akram Gizabi – April 21, 2012 | There is a dramatic increase in the senseless and cowardly attacks on Hazara civilians in Quetta, Pakistan. People are being targeted for no…

Rapprochement with the Taliban: Is it Tenable?

Akram Gizabi – Feb 23, 2012 | Are the Taliban a terrorist group? Is the country that harbors and nurtures them on the US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism? The…

The Taliban and moderation: a contradiction in terms

Akram Gizabi – Nov 25, 2001 |   Recently, there have been talks of including “moderate Taliban” in the future government of Afghanistan. This is a notion raised by Pakistan…