Michael Hughes: Afghan CEO and co-leader Abdullah Abdullah put forth the dubious proposition that the Trump administration’s South Asia strategy is working because without it the situation would be much worse. In the first place, Abdullah cites an unprovable counterfactual that can be employed to support any claim regardless of empirical results. Moreover, there is plenty
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Tolo News: The chief executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said he has seen no change in Pakistan’s policies toward the Taliban since Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan came to power last month. However, he said that the two countries are working together and that he hopes to see a shift. “Real change has not taken place
Tolo News: A number of Afghanistan’s major political parties and movements on Tuesday accused government of planning a “massive fraud and vote rigging” in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for October 20. The parties also claimed that government wants to have its favorite in the parliament. The political parties threatened to close offices of the Independent
Tolo News: In a book named Every Day Is Extra written by John Kerry, who was engaged in [the] establishment of [the] NUG, Kerry has written that for the first time the establishment of NUG was suggested by President Ashraf Ghani. “Ghani was a west-supporter nationalist Pashtun and technocratic words were coming out of his mouth.
Tolo News: “Atmar was a capable and strong manager, and he did his duties with ability and dignity, and he represents Afghanistan very well,” Abdullah said. “I am sorry that he has resigned; wish him all the best,” Abdullah added. Abdullah also indirectly directed security officials to pay more attention to their work. “Security officials must
MOSCOW, August 26 (Sputnik) – Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Saturday he had held talks with head of the US-NATO forces in Afghanistan John Nicholson on the issues of the country’s security and counterterrorism efforts. “This afternoon I had a constructive meeting with [US Forces Afghanistan and NATO-led Resolute Support Commander General] John
Ahmad Mohibi via The Diplomat: Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence. The underlying problem in Afghanistan is longstanding ethnic conflict and fears. Throughout history, Pashtuns predominantly ruled the nation and considered themselves the dominant ethnic group — but were not the majority of the population… The technocrats – represented
1TV: Abdullah said that declaring safe zones for terrorists who carry out terrorist attacks against the Afghan people is not logical. The ‘safe zones’ for the Taliban had been proposed by Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and it surfaced more during the government’s unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday warned that climate change will take a serious toll on Afghanistan by 2050. “Afghanistan will experience an increase of approximately 1.5 degrees Celsius in mean temperature and a doubling of population by 2050,” Abdullah said in his address to delegates. Click here to read more (external link).