Saeed Haqiqi is a journalist and writer from Herat. Photo : Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA / Matthieu Hackière What are the important achievements in Afgha...
"In some educational institutions, women make up 50 percent of the student population. We have never had so many female students."
Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of Pat Tillman's death. Twelve days ago I wrote about Tillman as one of the victims of Donald Rumsfeld's propagan...
Seraj ul-Haq Fazl is a judicial adviser to Afghanistan's Interior Ministry. He studied at the Islamic Azad University in Iran and obtained a BA from t...
Beyond economic aid to Ukraine and other Eastern European nations, we have identified four overarching themes that should be reinforced and reaffirmed by Congress and the administration.
Ivan Lopez's killings at Fort Hood, while on a scale not often matched, are one more marker on a bloody trail of death that leads from Iraq and Afghanistan into the American heartland, to bases and backyards nationwide.
"I worry about the outcome of the 2014 elections. I fear that we might witness a completely flawed election, wracked with rigging and fraud."
"One of the demands is social and political participation by women. Women want to actively and effectively participate in all fields and deem it as their right to do so. Women also seek their civil rights, for example, the right to choose their spouse, the right to education and the right to property."
These weapons we tout aren't futuristic; they announce our lack of a future. But everywhere around us, we can spot people who are volunteering to live simply so that others can simply live.
"Educated women demand justice and equality at all levels of society. They demand a justice-based approach to the basic laws in force in Afghanistan. Above all, the new generation of women demand gender justice and the eradication of discrimination at all levels of society."
Thom Shea was a Navy SEAL (Sea, Air & Land) for 23 years. Special Operator, Chief SEAL Shea did three tours (approximately six months each) with SEAL Team Two in Kosovo, Macedonia and the Gulf, as well as two tours with SEAL Team Seven in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Unless something really untoward happens, the recent election will be the precursor of a peaceful transfer of power in modern Afghan history, which has had its share of coups and assassinations.
"My two daughters are studying medicine and they wish to write poetry. My wish is that they achieve what they aspire for and will be able to treat the sick people in our country."
NATO should be getting the message. Someone in Brussels should be ordering a big cake, compiling the festschrift, preparing golden parachutes for the top brass, and getting the "mission accomplished" banner printed up.
Recent episodes of random violence at U.S. Army bases, the latest at Fort Hood in Texas, have underscored one of the little-recognized and heartrending consequences of our reliance on a volunteer military to defend our country.
Next week, over 1,000 government officials, aid donors, NGO reps, and private businesses will descend on Mexico City for the first meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC).