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Americans to continue fighting terrorism in Pakistan
Americans to continue fighting terrorism in Pakistan
The American press has started reviving the term AfPak since the middle of 2013. The Obama Administration prefers not to use this term officially.  
Most influential politicians in Afghanistan: April 2013
Most influential politicians in Afghanistan: April 2013
In April, the research group of the Centre for Contemporary Afghan Studies conducted an opinion poll among Afghan experts to find out the most influential people in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 
Afghanistan-2012: Outcome
Afghanistan-2012: Outcome
Several negative tendencies can be seen when analyzing the outcome of last year’s military campaign in Afghanistan. For one, there was a fall in the loss of the armed opposition that had grown in the previous years.  
 
Friendly relations are crucial for solving regional issues
Friendly relations are crucial for solving regional issues
No country can normally exist in isolation. Only fruitful cooperation with other countries can assure the development of a specific country and its population.  
Iran finds Afghan solution to counter sanctions imposed by West
Iran finds Afghan solution to counter sanctions imposed by West
The illegal import of oil products from Iran has seriously worried Afghan businessmen in recent times. Since the imposition of international economic sanctions on Iran, the country has started developing its own production of oil products, especially patrol and diesel. 
Pakistan presses out Afghanistan from the TAPI project
Pakistan presses out Afghanistan from the TAPI project
Pakistani officials have started a political game over the possible participation of Afghanistan in the TAPI project. According to an opinion poll conducted among experts by the Centre for Contemporary Studies of Afghanistan 
 
Russian-Afghan trade and economic cooperation gaining momentum
Russian-Afghan trade and economic cooperation gaining momentum
On the 2nd of March, the first meeting of the Russian-Afghan intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation was held at the President Hotel in Moscow.  
Bargain over troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Bargain over troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Early February of 2012, two significant events occurred. Firstly, Moscow-based daily “Komercant” reported about talks between Russia and NATO on the creation of a transit hub on the ... 
Islamabad seeks support of Beijing and Moscow
Islamabad seeks support of Beijing and Moscow
On the 28th of November, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Ms. Rabbani. During the discussion initiated by Islamabad, Russia supported steps taken by Pakistan in response to an attack on a Pakistani checkpoint on the Afghan border by NATO forces. 
 
Mohammad Qasim: “Afghanistan and SCO are coming closer”
Mohammad Qasim: “Afghanistan and SCO are coming closer”
Early November of 2011, an Afghan delegation led by Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Karim Khalili visited St. Petersburg and as a guest, participated in the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. 
Omar Zakhiwal: Afghanistan has no objections to Russia’s involvement in the TAPI project
Omar Zakhiwal: Afghanistan has no objections to Russia’s involvement in the TAPI project
Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhiwal and Russian Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabibullina have signed an agreement in Moscow on the setting up of an intergovernmental commission on Economic cooperation.  
Zamir Kabulov: One should go to Afghanistan open-heartedly
Zamir Kabulov: One should go to Afghanistan open-heartedly
Russian President’s special envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov has this to say in an interview with the editor-in-chief of the Afghanistan.ru news portal 
 
India and Pakistan struggle for the influence on Afghanistan
India and Pakistan struggle for the influence on Afghanistan
Contemporary Afghanistan is a territory where interests of world powers and regional countries, especially India and Pakistan clash. New Delhi and Islamabad have shifted their years-old standoff to Afghanistan, and are trying to be actively involved in building future Afghanistan.  
Afghans in the lead
Afghans in the lead
Afghans are celebrating Nowruz, the Afghan New Year. Around the world, New Year is a time to look forward. And I am confident that this year the Afghan people really do have reason to be optimistic about their future.  
Hamid Karzai’s visit to Moscow: Time for economic diplomacy
Hamid Karzai’s visit to Moscow: Time for economic diplomacy
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ended his two-day visit to Moscow on the 21st January. Although the Russian and Afghan mass media covered the visit widely, they failed to focus on several aspects of the Afghan leader’s visit. 
 
Afghan Crisis and Regional Security
Afghan Crisis and Regional Security
The international coalition led by the U.S. has waged an all-out war against an al-Qaeda network and the Taliban movement more than nine years. During this period, it has become an element of the complicated regional political architecture 
Afghan market changes geo-economics status of the Middle East
Afghan market changes geo-economics status of the Middle East
Afghanistan is capable of changing the geo-economic status of the Central and South Asia because the Afghan resources are quite significant for resetting economies, infrastructure and energy supply in the region 
Who hides bin Laden and for what purpose?
Who hides bin Laden and for what purpose?
Reportedly, refusal by the Taliban regime in Kabul to extradite bin Laden, who masterminded the deadly terrorist attacks in the U.S. on the 11th of September, was the main reason that prompted the Americans to launch an anti-terrorist operation in Afghanistan 
 
NATO pullout from Afghanistan: when and how?
NATO pullout from Afghanistan: when and how?
The April meeting of the NATO foreign Ministers in the Estonian capital has reconfirmed that the alliance is determined to pursue a policy of Afghanization of the country’s security 
Mahmoud Karzai: America welcomes Russian business in Afghanistan
Mahmoud Karzai: America welcomes Russian business in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is now looking forward to see Russian business in the country. This was stated by Mahmoud Karzai, a prominent businessman in Afghanistan, the brother of Afghan President 
New western strategy guarantees integration of Taliban with Afghanistan’s democratic system
New western strategy guarantees integration of Taliban with Afghanistan’s democratic system
Afghanistan remains to be a key state in the region owing to its geographical location and geopolitical reasons. The participation of representatives from 60 countries and dozens of international organizations at the international conference on Afghanistan in London witnessed 
 
Wind and water guarantee energy security to Afghanistan
Wind and water guarantee energy security to Afghanistan
The development of an energy strategy is crucial for the economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which has huge potential for using wind power, mini-hydropower plants and solar energy.  
Human toll in the war in Afghanistan 1979-1989
Human toll in the war in Afghanistan 1979-1989
Issues linked with the conflict in Afghanistan have actively been discussed in scholarly literature. For one, one of them is the personnel losses in the conflict with the involvement of the Soviet forces ... 
Pakistan’s foreign Policy toward Afghanistan from 1947 - 2008
Pakistan’s foreign Policy toward Afghanistan from 1947 - 2008
After 6 decades, Pakistan relation with its neighbors, especially Afghanistan remained stormy and estranged due to several reasons, most importantly, Afghanistan claims over NWFP 
 
Afghanistan; political outcome of 2008
Afghanistan; political outcome of 2008
The basic content of the out gone 2008 is determined by two mutually linked political phenomena, crisis in the West’s “Afghan project” and crisis in the west breed “Karzai” political system  
Afghanistan and the Second World War
Afghanistan and the Second World War
In November 1941, Afghans held Loya Jirga in Kabul involving one thousand most influential Afghans, Moslem theologians, the heads of tribes, the representatives of merchants, officers, ministers and the deputies of the People’s Council and Senate.  
Internal and external factors of the Afghan conflict
Internal and external factors of the Afghan conflict
Although the crisis in the Caucasus has strained Russia’s relations with the west there are areas where bilateral cooperation will inevitably be promoted and strengthened. 
 
Colour Revolution may be staged in Afghanistan
Colour Revolution may be staged in Afghanistan
Preconditions for radical changes are ripening up in Afghanistan. This means under certain conditions large-scale mass riots could grow up to a so-called Colour Revolution. 
NATO in Afghanistan
NATO in Afghanistan
NATO only acquired a direct role in Afghanistan in August 2003, assuming control of ISAF, even if several members countries had already been present in the country since 2001. 
Spanta: We are sincerely keen on promoting relations with Russia
Spanta: We are sincerely keen on promoting relations with Russia
The three day official visit to Moscow of the Afghan Foreign Minister has ended. When the Minister arrived in the Russian capital on the 25th of May  
 
Taliban strengthens political position of Afghan defence agencies
Taliban strengthens political position of Afghan defence agencies
The audacious attack by terrorists during a military parade in Kabul on the 27th of April has in the end strengthened the political position of the heads of Afghan defence structures. 
Afghanistan: Outcome of 2007
Afghanistan: Outcome of 2007
Internal political situation has continued to worsen in Afghanistan in 2007, and this is basically confirmed by the growing activity of Taliban and al-Qaeda, sharp rise in drug production and trafficking, wide spread corruption, slow rate of the country’s economic revival, high unemployment and outstanding issue of refugees 
NATO and Drug Trafficking
NATO and Drug Trafficking
It’s well-known that narcotics on a level with the absence of security for the residents of Afghanistan pose a threat not only to the country but the international community as well 
 
Russia is keen on united Afghanistan
Russia is keen on united Afghanistan
Russia, which was a republic of the former Soviet Union, has had no a common border with Afghanistan for over 16 years. However, it continues to display its interest in Afghanistan, which is separated by Kazakhstan and the Central Asian states 
Afghanistan is ready to cooperate with SCO
Afghanistan is ready to cooperate with SCO
Another two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization ended in Bishkek on the 17th of August. The leaders of SCO that embraces Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan  
Taliban Prepares for Storm the Sky
Taliban Prepares for Storm the Sky
Western coalition in Afghanistan is under pressure to change the strategy of its control over Afghan sky. On the contrary, it may most likely lose its monopoly in current domination in sky.  
 
Taliban leader could be a new Afghan President
Taliban leader could be a new Afghan President
A Taliban leader could be a new Afghan President in two years. This suggestion seems fantastic only at the first glance. As a matter of fact, political developments in Afghanistan press relentlessly Kabul and its western partners ... 
Hidden crisis in US-Afghan relations continues
Hidden crisis in US-Afghan relations continues
Over six months have passed since relations between the Afghan government and the United State have turned from cooperation to confrontation, which was provoked by the US special services when they gathered damaging information against ... 
NATO may get a chance to reform Taliban politically
NATO may get a chance to reform Taliban politically
It was become clear last year that NATO mission in Afghanistan was stagnated. Marking time in the fight against Taliban and also in social and economic reconstruction of the country has put the task of achieving a radical breakthrough before the International Security Assistance Force, ISAF under the alliance’s command. 
 
Is Islamabad surrendering its people?
Is Islamabad surrendering its people?
Reports from Peshawar on March 1 say that Pakistani security forces arrested Obaidulla Ahund, the deputy head of the Taliban movement led by Mohammed Omar with the assistance and the involvement of CIA agents in the city of Quetta 
/News/
12.09.13 Putin, Karzai to discuss military technical cooperation on sidelines of SCO
10.09.13 Afghanistan needs support from international community
9.09.13 Russian Foreign Ministry condemns NATO attack killing Afghan civilians
9.09.13 Afghanistan and Russia pay tribute memory of Ahmad Shah Masood
8.09.13 Afghan immigrants follow Russian language courses free-of-charge in Stavropol
11.07.13 Azerbaijan, Afghanistan discuss bilateral cooperation
11.07.13 Turkmenistan, Afghanistan sign agreement on gas supply
21.05.13 Terrorist attack masterminded in Afghanistan and Pakistan averted in Moscow
20.05.13 Afghanistan plans to buy Russian planes for army
20.05.13 Russian forces in Tajikistan will not guard border with Afghanistan
28.04.13 Almaty hosts Istanbul Process Conference
28.04.13 Kazakh President rejects possible negative developments in Afghanistan
24.04.13 Russia-NATO Council discusses corporation on “helicopter package”
23.04.13 Seminar on drug trafficking to be held in Dushanbe
16.04.13 Vladimir Putin and Islam Karimov discuss situation in Central Asia
15.04.13 Astana hosts international conference on Afghanistan
12.04.13 Pentagon to buy another 30 Russian helicopters for Afghan army
12.04.13 NATO interested in promoting cooperation with Tajikistan concerning Afghanistan
11.04.13 Kazakh Defence Minister visits Afghanistan
9.04.13 Russia demands investigation into civilian deaths in Kunar
8.04.13 Russian Defence Ministry has no plans to set up bases in Afghanistan
5.04.13 Azerbaijan prepares drafts for ISAF cargo transit
5.04.13 Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to set up agro-food industry consortium
4.04.13 Russia interested in cooperation with Afghanistan
28.03.13 US congress appeals to cancel contract with Rosoboronexport
16.03.13 Kazakhstan opens cooperation centres for Afghan and Kazakh businessmen
16.03.13 Turkmenistan suggests building Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway
15.03.13 CSTO Deputy Secretary General participates in consultations with OSCE on Afghanistan
15.03.13 Russia and Britain discuss cooperation on Afghanistan
14.03.13 Victor Ivanov: Anti-drug operation in Afghanistan carried out with Russia’s assistance
14.03.13 India proposes to extend TAPI gas pipeline to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
10.03.13 Afghanistan to promote cooperation with Azerbaijan
7.03.13 Russian company to build roads in Afghanistan
2.03.13 Russia to give priority to stabilize situation in Afghanistan during its UN Security Council presidency
2.03.13 Hollande to ask Russia’s help to withdraw French forces from Afghanistan
20.02.13 Sergei Lavrov: The US fails to cope with tasks in Afghanistan
8.02.13 ISAF troops may return to Europe through Azerbaijan
8.02.13 Turkmenistan to build oil terminal near Afghan border
7.02.13 NATO bears no responsibility for Afghan drug threat, says Robert Pszczel
3.02.13 US suspects of Afghan suppliers in buying oil from Iran
31.01.13 Russia continues to assist Afghanistan, says Valentina Matvienko
19.01.13 Sergei Lavrov discusses cooperation on Afghan track with Tajik authorities
16.01.13 Russian Foreign Ministry demands investigation into airstrikes on Mosque in Afghanistan
6.12.12 Anders Fogh Rasmussen: In 2013, NATO to expect new impetus from Russia in NATO-Afghan Partnership
30.11.12 Forum on trade relations between Afghanistan and countries in Central Asia ends in Astana
29.11.12 Tajikistan supports construction of Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan railroad
28.11.12 Central Asia’s Security Challenges conference discusses Afghan issue
21.11.12 Moscow and Tashkent try to find common approach towards Afghan issue
16.11.12 CSTO Secretary General worried by threats related to withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan
16.11.12 Russia to build its cultural centre in Kabul
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