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Women and Islamic Militancy

Women and Islamic Militancy

This article is followed by a response&n...

What Strategy Should Pashtuns Adopt to Halt Terrorism?

What Strategy Should Pashtuns Adopt to Halt Terrorism?

 

The Pashtuns living in Pakistan are facing...

Will Peshawar ever be the same?

Will Peshawar ever be the same?

Here time is measured in sorrow, distance by catas...

! وګړي د دوه ټاپو سره، د دوه هیوادونو ترمنځ،اما پرته د کوم قانوني ښاروندۍ څخه

! وګړي د دوه ټاپو سره، د دوه هیوادونو ترمنځ،اما پرته د کوم قانوني ښاروندۍ څخه

په پاکستان کښې له تیروڅلویښتو کلونو څخه نږدې د افغ...

د ۲۰۱۴ کال پای او د افغانستان نامعلومه راتلونکی

د ۲۰۱۴ کال پای او د افغانستان نامعلومه راتلونکی

د ۲۰۱۴ کال له پیل لا دمخه، افغانستان په لویدیځ &nb...

Stopping the Vortex of Violence in Pakistan

Stopping the Vortex of Violence in Pakistan

 “Pakistan has become a place, where dreams o...

Current Issues

SETTING

To Be or Not to Be: A Dual citizen and an Afghan Minister

Wednesday, 21 January 2015  |  Palwasha Lena Kakar
To Be or Not to Be: A Dual citizen and an Afghan Minister

The issue of dual citizenship has gained an exceptional amount of attention in this round of Afghan ministerial nominations. Out of the 25 ministers nominated for parliamentary approval, almost half hold dual citizenship. It is not surprising considering President Ghani’s reform agenda for a professional and clean government that garnered so much support in his presidential election campaign. Yet,...

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Stopping the Vortex of Violence in Pakistan

Wednesday, 31 December 2014  |  S.Gul Khattak
Stopping the Vortex of Violence in Pakistan

 “Pakistan has become a place, where dreams of butchery of all madmen and psychopaths, can come true,” says Zeno.

“Yes, life goes on and the memories fade. I guess that is why people can go on and still hope,” Shagufta Jabeen, my Bangladeshi friend, who was 10 years old in 1971, wrote to me when I told her that while we were grief-stricken, many of us also remembered 16 December 1971.

Of c...

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Social

SETTING

Is Suppression of Women Innate to Pashtun Culture?

Wednesday, 28 January 2015  |  Hurmat Ali Shah
Is Suppression of Women Innate to Pashtun Culture?

Pushtun society, culture, and values are in a flux. The radicalization project supported by petrodollars has borne its fruits. The political expediencies of the time have eroded the cultural fabric of the society. The people responsible for exploiting the naïve understanding of religion for political and geo-strategic reasons have cataclysmically displaced the cultural value codes. Such radicaliza...

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Tappa: The Most Popular Genre of Pashto Poetry

Sunday, 28 December 2014  |  Haroon Shinwari
Tappa: The Most Popular Genre of Pashto Poetry

DA NEEMAY SHPAY PA KHOB ODA WOM

CHA ZWANI MARG TAPA KRA POORTA WEEKH YE KRAMA

Translation:

I was in sound sleep

A wretched fellow singing tapa, awoke me

The history of Pashto Tapa [two-line poetry] is as old as the Pashto language itself. Nobody knows for sure who composed the first Tapa. It is anonymous. And anonymity is one of the many traces of universality. It is the domain of all and s...

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Art and Culture

SETTING

Afghan Culture Needs Reforms

Sunday, 18 May 2014  |  Bilal Nikyar
Afghan Culture Needs Reforms

Afghans have inherited a set of rituals and customs from their ancestors. People in this country have traditionally grown up in rural areas within large families and tribal communities. Some of these traditions such as marriage without the consent of girls and boys, barring girls from getting education (in some cases boys) and preventing people from thinking freely have proven to be difficult fo...

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NAZARMATAY; A Ray OF Hope (Guard against evil eye)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014  |  Haroon Shinwari
NAZARMATAY; A Ray OF Hope   (Guard against evil eye)

There are many problems which are solved by the ingenuity of human beings. From the very beginning, man is fighting against nature .It is a great duel. Modern man, no doubt is successful against nature in many battles but there are many instances where logic and science completely fail to secure him. He is then left with the only option to seek refuge in supernatural things.

 Pukhtuns are no...

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Political

SETTING

Let's Have Empathy

Friday, 30 January 2015  |  Mona Naseer- Co writer:Aziz Ahmadzai
Let's Have Empathy

For years now Pashtun lands have been a battleground for competing interests, but the last 50 years have possibly been the darkest in its history. Pashtuns on both sides of the Durand Line have been the worst victims of the great game of the 20th Century. While the period of 1980s saw a huge influx of Afghans, mainly Pashtuns, into the northwest of Pakistan, we now see the Pashtuns from Federally ...

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Women and Islamic Militancy

Sunday, 18 January 2015  |  Rafia Zakaria
Women and Islamic Militancy

This article is followed by a response by Meredith Tax. Rafia Zakaria’s reply is forthcoming.

In the last email it sent to journalist James Foley’s parents, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) mentioned one person by name: Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. “We have also offered prisoner exchanges to free the Muslims currently in your detention like our sister Dr. Aafia Siddiqui,...

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SETTING

Economical

SETTING

Afghanistan: Geo-Strategic Land or Land of Opportunity for Trade?

Monday, 04 August 2014  |  Asad Daudzai
Afghanistan: Geo-Strategic Land or Land of Opportunity for Trade?

Afghanistan has been the jumping pad for invaders and occupiers over the centuries due to its geo-strategic and geo-political location in the heart of Asia. It has also been a significant trade route to Central Asia, South Asia, West Asia and Europe; the prominent Silk Route is one of its best examples.

The Silk route was an important major trade route through which the goods such as spices a...

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Declining Development Aid and Emergence of Afghanistan’s Economy Post-2014

Tuesday, 03 September 2013  |  Ahmad Zia Wahdat
Declining Development Aid and Emergence of Afghanistan’s Economy Post-2014

With Afghanistan’s presidential elections set for April 2014, and the withdrawal of the international security forces towards the end of 2014, both Afghans and the international community have set eyes on the fate of the country. With declining development aid after 2014, the international community has shown concerns over the probable reversal of economic development gains of the last decade, wor...

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