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AFGHANISTAN
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...Afghanistan: People and Culture Roll No: Teacher: 29th November 2008 Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Afghanistan: People and Culture 3 Introduction 3 People and Culture of Afghanistan 3 Conclusion 5 Works Cited 6 Afghanistan: People and Culture Introduction Afghanistan is a country that has its own culture, traditions and life styles. People in Afghanistan are multiethnic as they are generally considered belonging to an ethnicity on the basis of their residential locations. Major population of Afghanistan is Muslim with minority groups of other religions such as...
Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan is landlocked, with no water bodies to help moderate its climate. The capital of Afghanistan is Kabul, by far the largest city in this country, which is situated along the banks of the Kabul River. It is a huge contrast to the rest of Afghanistan, which is mostly rural. This city is rightly labeled as Afghanistan’s capital city, as it is home to the main industry of dried fruits and carpets, which are exponentially exported. It is also home to important industries related to agriculture. Another significance of this city is that it is Afghanistan’s cultural learning centre... Afghanistan Afghanistan is a country where war and terrorism are the only aspects that are mostly highlighted. What...
Afghanistan culture
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...Afghanistan has not been successful yet. The war on terror is still going on in Afghanistan. Even though America was successful in killing Osama, the whereabouts of Mullah Omar is still unknown. Even a superpower like America is struggling to achieve decisive victories in Afghanistan which clearly underlines the abilities of Afghan people military operations. In recent years, religious intolerance has become a major issue in Afghanistan (Esposito, p.71). Religion is the most important... Afghanistan Culture According to Barfield , “The outstanding social feature of life in Afghanistan is its local tribal or ethnic divisions. People’s primary loyalty is respectively to their own kin, village, tribe or...
Obama's Policy in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan. But before discussing Obama’s Afghanistan policy in detail it is very important to have a clear idea about the major incidents in Afghanistan over the past few years and how intensely America is associated with Afghanistan. Background After 9/11 America got itself directly involved in the biggest war against terrorism in Afghanistan as the country believed that Osama... Obama’s Policy in Afghanistan Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Introduction 3 Background 3 Obama’s policy 4 Challenges in Afghanistan 7 How is Obama doing? 8 Recommendations 9 Conclusion 10 References 11 Introduction Barack Obama, the 44th US president, is the first Afro American president of the country. On November 4, 2...
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan, U.S. Intelligence gave little importance to the impending action of Soviet Union against Afghanistan as the country’s long standing ambition of consolidating their position in Asia. However, the events that followed since the Soviet invasion and the subsequent Carter... Strategic Intelligence Failure During the aftermath of the World War II, there was strong rivalry between two powerful countries, America and the Soviet Union to gain the status of global monarchy. It was when in 1954 American established military affiliations with Pakistan that Afghanistan solicited help from the Soviet Union. However, instead of extending support to Afghanistan, the Soviet Union used the country to...
Opium in afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Introduction Opium is one of the economically viable plants recognized world over and unique to Afghanistan where it is cultivated in large scale. Due to its great economic value, many countries especially those considered as the first class and NATO members in particular have waged war against Afghanistan and even among themselves as to determining those to control the planting of the crop (Cocks). Existence of opium in Afghanistan saw the rise of the Taliban group that financed its operation by monies obtained from opium cultivation and trade. Opium is largely known as plant that contains chemical substance s used in the manufacturing of heroin. It is because of this use... Data Opium in...
Heroin trafficking from Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan in heroin trafficking The geographical position of Afghanistan helps it to be the most notorious region for opium production from poppy plants and heroin trafficking. As Afghanistan is the major producer of opium, it is not a strange fact that it plays the major role in drug trafficking. The production of heroin in Afghanistan is no more a small scale business but a large scale business aiming to destroy the whole world. Daurius Figueira makes clear that lack of a stable government in Afghanistan is helpful for the warlords to play most important role in cultivation of...
Afghanistan culture
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...Afghanistan has not been successful yet. The war on terror is still going on in Afghanistan. Even though America was successful in killing Osama, the whereabouts of Mullah Omar is still unknown. Even a superpower like America is struggling to achieve decisive victories in Afghanistan which clearly underlines the abilities of Afghan people military operations. In recent years, religious intolerance has become a major issue in Afghanistan (Esposito, p.71). Religion is the most important entity... ?Afghanistan Culture According to Barfield , “The outstanding social feature of life in Afghanistan is its local tribal or ethnic divisions. People’s primary loyalty is respectively to their own kin, village,...
Women in Afghanistan/ RAWA.
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...Afghanistan/ RAWA Introduction The rights of women in Afghanistan in the Taliban regime were oppressed. Thiswas under the guise that the Islamic religion forbids women empowerment and that the women were expected to be under men. This meant that women could not benefit from analogous rights as men (Esposito, p95). This was evident when women in Afghanistan were denied education among other liberties. The women were also expected to be chaperoned despite their age, and were required by Taliban laws to cover themselves with the traditional garment burqa. The women who dared to protest were treated brutally in order to ensure that they submit to the oppressive ways of the Taliban... . This was...
Opium in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Introduction Opium is one of the economically viable plants recognized world over and unique to Afghanistan where it is cultivated in large scale. Due to its great economic value, many countries especially those considered as the first class and NATO members in particular have waged war against Afghanistan and even among themselves as to determining those to control the planting of the crop (Cocks). Existence of opium in Afghanistan saw the rise of the Taliban group that financed its operation by monies obtained from opium cultivation and trade. Opium is largely known as plant that contains chemical substance s used in the manufacturing of heroin. It is because of this use... Data Opium in...
Detainees in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Major Regulatory and Legal Requirements Executive Orders To conduct intelligent activities invarious in any place, there are legal requirements which must be observed in the pursuit of information from the concerned individuals. This must be necessitated by a guanine need for the intelligence activities in that particular region. There should be timely, accurate and insightful information about the activities and plans which is enough to warrant human intelligence services1. There should be informed decision making concerning security issues and matters of foreign relations which are of great importance to warrant human intelligence. The collection of materials is primary... ? Detainees in...
U.S War on Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan It is explicitly clear that the recent incidents in Afghanistan have raised new doubts about the U.S strategy for winding down the unpopular war by the end of 2014. Americans truly understand that the question concerning Afghanistan is not about winning the war but whether it leads to national security. The Obama administration should speed up troop withdrawal and turn over combat to the Afghan Army. Getting rid of al Qaeda does not need a large scale and long term military presence in Afghanistan for several reasons. First and foremost, we must bear in mind that the military does very well in killing bad people, bombing command centers, destroying enemy troop formations... U.S. War on...
Counter Insergency in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan. They left the wound bleeding and ultimately they not only failed in Afghanistan but also had also to disintegrate. The Soviet occupation was self-destroying policy. The US led NATO coalition forces took advantage of the deep differences between Pushto speaking Taliban and Persian speaking Northern Alliance. The US forces destroyed the strategic positions of Taliban with the help of Northern Alliance and took over the full control of all the strategically important positions of Taliban. This strategy gave US... TOPIC; COUNTER INSURGENCY IN AFGHANISTAN 12TH MARCH 2008. THESIS: the major factor in achieving a strategic success against counter Insurgency is toprovide security for the local...
Bach bazi in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Bacha Bazi is an old tradition that existed in Afghanistan before the Taliban banned it, but has seen its root resurface among the rich and powerful men after the Talibans were defeated by USA (Bacha Bazi). Digging deeper into what Bacha Bazi entails, it involves the act of luring young men to dance for the rich and powerful so as to get money in return. The rich get exploit sexual advances from this young boys for a very long time (Bacha Bazi). As the documentary started, we can see a man going to look for a boy for recruit in Bacha Bazi. The man is a rich man and openly admits to look for poor boys in search of making money. Without any prior history of the man... , the family...
Detainees in Afghanistan
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...AFGHANISTAN and The Torture of Canadian Detainees in Afghanistan The Background The primary role of Human Intelligence intervention is to collect intelligence information through means of interpersonal contact. The critical components of human intelligence include interrogations and conversations with people who have access to the required information. Human intelligence can provide several kinds of information such as escaped friendly Prisoners Of War (POW), refuges and torture among the detainees1. Human Intelligence has the potential for handling the issue of torture of Canadian detainees in Afghanistan. Torture among the detainees is a painful act... and physical pain that the subjects of...
Tracking Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan: Data Analysis For purposes of this response, the article entitled “tracking civilian deaths in Afghanistan” represents the analyst with something of a unique situation. Ultimately, at any point in time that data/statistics are utilized as a means of proving a particular point, the analyst must be keenly aware of the potential for bias and incorrect measurement/inference that can necessarily be drawn from this type of representation. Whereas it is true that there are differing shades of bias and that Ms. representation of data is oftentimes done without a malicious intent, or indeed without any intent at all, the article in question provides... the reader with a core example of...
Soviet Union Involvement in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan" In 1919 the British colonial rule in Afghanistan came to an end when its king, King Amanullah declared Afghanistan as an independent country. For the recognition of the newly formed country and to create good political relations with its neighbor's delegations were sent to different countries. Amongst these the most important one was the Soviet Union (Ottawa, 1980). The Soviet Union had also undergone a transformation in those days as the last tsar ruler had been toppled in 1917 and had been replaced by Lenin. Then delegation from Afghanistan was given a very positive response and Moscow recognized and accepted the new country and at the same... "How Did the Soviet Union Become Involved in...
Goal of U.S in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan? There are multiple schools of thought regarding the cause of US intervention in Afghanistan. According to one school of thought, US wants to confiscate Afghanistan from the hold of Al-Qaeda that is famous in the media for controlling the local tribes in Afghanistan and plotting the terrorist attacks elsewhere for personal gains. This is the ideology behind the so-called “War Against Terrorism”. According to another school of thought, US wants to have a central government in the South East Asia. This would serve as a platform for US which can be used to take hold of the oil reserves in Afghanistan as well as other resources in the nearby countries... What is the goal of U.S. involvement in...
Methods of Engagement in Afghanistan
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...AFGHANISTAN METHODS OF ENGAGEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN METHODS OF ENGAGEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN INTRODUCTION In the wake of the invasion of Afghanistan by the United States and its allies in 2001, in retaliation for its coddling of Osama bin Laden, self-confessed chief perpetrator of the 9/11 attacks against key US cities, the government of Taliban holding the country’s fort was toppled. Political reconstruction of that country immediately began as was mandated by a United Nation- sponsored conference held in Bonn. Thus, the country adopted a new Constitution, had its first presidential election in 2004, and placed in power, through popular vote, its first National... Running Head: METHODS OF ENGAGEMENT IN...
Lost and found:treasures of afghanistan
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...Afghanistan. Even though Afghanistan has been hit badly by the war on terror, there have been instances that have meant positive hope for the Afghans. This means that Afghanistan has been able to shape up values so that the negative perceptions are removed from the minds of the Afghans. What is important to know here is the fact that Afghanistan shall be a country which will see progress happening within it but this can only happen when there are efforts made by the people who live within it. They must see this change coming from the top which means... ?Lost and Found: Treasures of Afghanistan Afghanistan is one country that has borne the brunt of attacks from many nations. It has been hit because of...
War in Iraq and Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan (Fight against Terrorism or Hegemony of Superpowers) Introduction This study is undertaken as part of the study for Postgraduate Programme in International Relations. Through the study we'll try to analyse the subject in view of the threat that terrorism has posed for the global society, the fight undertaken against terrorism and the ongoing discussions. This was has indeed brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront. But taking a look at the events that have unfolded during the last 3-4 years, this entire issue requires a fresh look. Background War in Iraq and Afghanistan brought the issue of terrorism in the forefront of world politics. Till 9/11 happened... ...
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...Afghanistan in the East, Iraq and Turkey to the West. It is the largest nation, by land mass in the region with inhabitants numbering 78 million. Iran holds a geostrategic importance because of its central location, oil resources, and also because of the Strait of Hormuz. Fundamentally important for oil shipments and transportation. The following is a research paper submitted to the committee assigned to Iran to assess the current impact of globalization. Some of the current... Iran Insert Insert of Iran Introduction Iran is a country in Western Asia. It borders Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and across the Caspian Sea, Russia, Armenia to the northwest. To the Northeast, it borders Turkmenistan, Pakistan and...
US military presence in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan Introduction There is no denying the fact that the US led war in Afghanistan has given way to many serious questions and issues. Many of the concerned groups and agencies within and without the United States tend to wonder whether the war in Afghanistan is winnable or would it eventually give way to a limbo like situation as it happened in Vietnam. There are varied reasons that are propping up doubts and confusions regarding the US invasion of Afghanistan. Many tend to question whether the US military presence in Afghanistan is justifiable when the Hamid Karzai led government in Afghanistan tends to be really corrupt... of the Business of the Concerned 25 September US Military Presence in...
United States vs. Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan in 2009 were $3.94 billion (CountryWatch, 2011). In contrast the US economy is one of the most diversified economies in the world. The major exports of the United States include capital goods, consumer goods, cars, food, and machinery. The service industry is very important to the US economy since is currently generating more jobs than the manufacturing sector. The total exports of the United States were $1578.8 billion in 2009 (CountryWatch, 2011). This figure implies that the US economy in terms of exports is 400 times larger than Afghanistan. The discrepancy in the wealth between the two... ?US Airways is in the process of launching a global expansion plan. As a company that is now open to ...
The Soviet Afghanistan War
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...Afghanistan was close to important ports of oil or because many felt that democracy was in danger due to the totalitarian Soviet regime, many countries undertook responsibility and intervened in the war as well. The Mujahedeens (also known as those against the government and Soviet presence in Afghanistan) were given major support and funding by many nations, namely the United States and Saudi Arabia. It was interesting that these countries of such opposing ideologies had come together for a common cause, but this was because... ? The Soviet Afghanistan War [Institute’s The Soviet Afghanistan War In the late 20th Century, the political landscape of the world shifted drastically, and much of this shift is ...
Women's rights in Afghanistan
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...important change that has happened. Several women have been appointed or elected to important political roles, and their rights and status recognized. Over 200 women participated in the Loya Jirga (Grand Council). They have returned to work and they are receiving better medical care, and girls have returned school. (Femia, MSNBC) The assertion that the rights of women in Afghanistan have improved, was only on paper. It is not practiced. Even now the conditions of women there is the same. They are deprived of their basic rights and their status is still disregarded. Neither are they given equality, nor have their rights been recognized. All that was asserted was a ray of hope... Women's Rights in...
War in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan is progressing. That is, if the word "progressing" can be used to describe what is going on there-as we very well might be regressing. After tallying the results, these results will be analyzed. It's possible that, for the purposes of this survey, we might make a survey with 10 different questions and then weight those questions. We would then see how the weighted questions were answered. Then we would tally the results accordingly. A survey with weighted questions might come back with different analysis. That is why it is important to decide whether there should... THE WAR Is America Winning the War I. Introduction Is America winning or losing the war What is the measurement of...
Why should we stay in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan? Why should we stay in Afghanistan? After the United s of America has driven Taliban out of power, established the pro-US democratic government of Mr Hamid Karzai, and the killing of the most wanted terrorist in the world, Osama Bin Ladin, the question arises whether America should leave Afghanistan. However, there are strong arguments for US troops to stay in Afghanistan for the prosperity and the betterment of Afghanistan itself and the whole world at large. Arguments for staying The foremost reason why we should stay in Afghanistan is the strategic importance of the place (Woodward, 2011). America supported the Taliban against Soviet Union to make this world uni... Why should we stay in...
Define and evaluate the major geostrategic challenges the EU will face in the coming decade
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...Geostrategic Challenges the EU Facing in the Future Major Geostrategic Challenges the EU Facing in the Future Geostrategic phenomena are pegged on the geopolitical issues that are mainly related to the foreign policies. Therefore, since different nations have different foreign policies, nations who have come together as a block or union usually have difficulties in harmonizing some of their policies and this usually leads to geostrategic challenges to such organizations or Unions. Hence, this paper aims at analyzing geostrategic challenges facing European Union (EU) and the projected intensity of such challenges in the future. Notably, in the past few years, EU has faced serious economic... Major...
Americas military involvement in Vietnam and Afghanistan
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...important to note that the conflict in Afghanistan surpassed the length of the Vietnam War, and will become the United States’ longest war until the end of this year. Moreover, the Haqqanis and the Taliban are a similar threat to Pakistan and Afghanistan today and not as much to United States as the anti-America and communist organization, Vietcong (NLF) of the South Vietnam, was to America. The “New Republic’s” John Judis makes a strong case by comparing Vietcong to Taliban. He adds on to say that both militant organizations do not have broad support but have funding... to be the amount of American servicemen lost in the Afghan war ("How Afghanistan Is and Isn't another...
Afghanistan: In Which Direction Do We Go?
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...Afghanistan? Years after the overthrow of the Taliban, Afghanistan remains one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world. Regional security, rooting out extremism and curtailing the production of opium are three important pillars of the US-Afghan relationship. Of course, this Central Asian country is presently under a joint NATO occupation following the US-led overthrow of the fanatical Taliban regime in the wake of the attacks of September 11th. The American-Afghani relationship is complex and the complexity has been a feature of this relationship since the early days of the invasion of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan when American support for the myriad... Where do we go in...
Pull our troops from Afghanistan
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...important Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders including Osamabin Laden have been killed and captured and a remarkable progress have been made in strengthening the Afghani government and security agencies but the costs of the war have been gigantic and amount to almost $350 billion with $7 billion dollars being spent monthly. After the sending the additional 30,000 troops last year, currently we have around one hundred thousand troops in Afghanistan and the progress achieved by them is being considered as substantial but ‘fragile and reversible’ by the Pentagon. President Obama has given signs of pulling back... ?Operation Enduring Freedom started way back in 2001, various targets have been achieved, many...
Pull our troops from Afghanistan
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...important Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders including Osama bin Laden have been killed and captured and a remarkable progress have been made in strengthening the Afghani government and security agencies but the costs of the war have been gigantic and amount to almost $350 billion with $7 billion dollars being spent monthly. After the sending the additional 30,000 troops last year, currently we have around one hundred thousand troops in Afghanistan and the progress achieved by them is being considered as substantial but ‘fragile and reversible’ by the Pentagon. President Obama has given signs of pulling back... Operation Enduring Freedom started way back in 2001, various targets have been achieved, many...
Will Afghanistan achieve peace and prosperity?
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...Afghanistan Introduction Afghanistan is an Arab nation bordering China, Iran and Pakistan, Tajikistan and uzebkistan. This region is usually referred by many political analysts as the deadly triangle as a result of a series of civil wars experienced by the three nations. It is a landlocked nation occupying part of South, Central and Western Asia. Afghanistan’s population is approximated to be thirty million head counts which almost the same as that of that of Uganda in Africa. Afghans population growth rate is approximately similar to the population growth rates of most third world country like Brazil. Afghanistan is approximately 647,500 square km making it one of the top fifty... ? Hope For Peace In...
Canadian troops must be in Afghanistan.
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...Afghanistan, it is important to note this is done with the interest of the Canadian public being put paramount (Holloway 6). Canada is a signatory to the 2006 Afghan Compact. This compact initiated by the international community is mainly aimed at the rebuilding process of Afghanistan after the war led by the US. Canada together with other signatories has the obligation to provide and maintain security, ensure human rights are observed at the same time initiating economic as well as social developments. Canadian troops are therefore in Afghanistan on a noble cause that also portrays global collaboration and cooperation (Bickerton & Gagnon 79). Canadian troops must... ?Canadian Troops Must Be In...
State and Society of Afghanistan
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...important link for sustainable development. Bibliography A Cordesman, Winning in Afghanistan: Creating Effective Afghan Security Forces, CSIS, Washington, 2009, p. 22. NATO, Afghanistan Briefing, 2008, retrieved 15 May 2012, http://www.nato.int/nato_static/assets/pdf/pdf_publications/20120116_afghanistan2008-e.pdf. NATO, Expansion of SILK-Afghanistan connects additional 9000 students to global information highway, 2010, retrieved 15 May 2012, http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_67108.htm. V Morelli, NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance, 2009, retrieved 15 May 2012, http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33627.pdf.... and Society of Afghanistan The presence of United s forces and NATO ...
Soviet Union Invasion of Afghanistan
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...important structures like irrigation canals which were extremely crucial to the agriculture in and arid climate. Most of the farmers who decided to stay in Afghanistan had their fields and irrigation systems bombed and live stocks destroyed. The Land mines alone killed 25000 Afghans during the war and another 10-15 million land mines have been left scattered throughout the country. Even today, Afghan people die or are critically injured as a result of these land mines. In 1994, The International committee of the Red Cross estimated that it would take around 4500 more years to remove all the land mines placed by the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. A year after... ? and Section # of Introduction: The Soviets...
Afghanistan is a failed state
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...important resources (Weinbaum, 2004, P.3). These conflicts normally reflect ethnic divisions that have been increasing with the insecurity situation. The foreign forces, which are very much involved in restoring peace, order and security in Afghanistan have been suffering more casualties in recent times, highlighting the level of insecurity in the country... ?Running head: AFGHANISTAN IS A FAILED Afghanistan is a failed What are the challenges to nation-building in Afghanistan?" Insert Insert Course Title Insert Instructor’s Name 04 May 2011 Afghanistan is a failed state. What are the challenges to nation-building in Afghanistan?" Afghanistan is a mountainous landlocked country found in the South Central ...
Canadian troops must not be in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan would help in maintaining the peace in Canada or not. Active involvement of troops in Afghanistan can rather attract the attention of the Taliban to attack the country which has been involved in ground attacks over them. Hence it can be said that the Canadian forces should immediately withdraw from Afghanistan. The year 2011 will be very important as Canada has to decide as to if they should withdraw their troops from Afghanistan or not (Power 2008; Walkom 2008) The war in Afghanistan has been lasting for almost ten years now... ?Canadian troops must not be in Afghanistan The war waged on Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks has involved many nations...
Making of Narco State in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan offers to the world." In the working paper, series of Jonathan Goodhand entitled "From Holy to Opium Wars" he pointed out that "wheat farming and livestock trading are still important sources of livelihood, but over the last seven years, poppy cultivation and the opium trade have become the key economic activities in the village." Goodhand presented a comparison of how much profit a farmer benefits in cultivating poppies, compared to wheat. He noted that a farmer could get 1100 to 2000 lakhs annual profit compared to only twenty if he plants wheat. Thus, the economic benefits coming from the cultivation of poppies could be a good source of income in a country which has... The Influence of ...
Methods of Engagement in Afghanistan
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...important in the development of gaining local support. Mass destruction has left Afghanistan in ruins. In order to bring up the moral of its people, working on the foundation of basic necessities is needed. By building access roads leading in and out of the country, local farmers and other resources will be able to conduct trading with neighboring countries. There is a great need of public funded schools. The illiteracy rate of Afghanistan is considerably high, especially amongst women due to the Taliban forbidding women to work and learn outside the home. Safety with sending children to school must also be address. It is not enough to build a school and expect parents to send... ? Afghanistan is a...
We Should Pull Our Troops from Afghanistan.
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...Afghanistan?n Existing political atmosphere in Afghanistan demand a stable and powerful government and the U.S. troops began to face severe opposition from the people in Afghanistan as well the international community. Majority of Afghan people and the Afghan Pakistanis and the inhabitants of Central Asian Taliban accept the military operation as Western capitulation. Taliban continue its encouragement to Afghanistan for preventing Western invasion. Many ethnic groups and political pressure groups strengthen their independence struggle against Western invasion. It is relevant to connect the issue of Afghanistan to Vietnam. David Halberstam and Daniel Joseph Singal... ?We Should Pull Our Troops from...
Afghanistan in the Cold War
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...Afghanistan army and also on the local population. Lastly they were going to strengthen the Afghanistan forces such that once the resistance against the United States was completed the Soviet Union forces were to be withdrawn. Soviet learnt a number of lessons from this war which to a large extent they had underestimated its threshold .First they realized that a guerilla war is not about technology but it’s a matter of endurance with the will to keep fighting. That some of the best weapons in the possession a given troop can fail if the terrain is rugged and unfriendly to them and this can greatly contribute to losing war. The other...
Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan The book Islam resistance in Afghanistan by Olivier Roy (a French anthropologist) was published in 1990 by the Cambridge University Press (Pipes, 1987). This updated edition of Roy’s earlier work, expounds on the resistance movement by Afghanistan up to the mid-1989. In this historical book, all the occurrences are chronologically put across as Roy tries to give an account of what happened that triggered one of the greatest Islamic resistances in this society. He examines the historical, structural and ideological composition of the development of Afghanistan’s military and political condition. Moreover, he compares the resistance of the Afghans... with the fundamental movements...
Afghanistan and the U.S. military mission there
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...AFGHANISTAN: President Obamas speech at US military academy West Point on the first of this years December has been received with mixed emotions. Its understandable since the country which is already facing so much downsizing can ill afford a war which has been using up much of their resources since the last eight years. Despite the motivational messages by the President, his decision to send a further 30000 troops in Afghanistan (The White House Blog 2009)has left many wondering if the decision would really wrap up the war or prove as another burden to the economy. Lingering doubts are due to the constant inability of the US forces to maintain peace, control drug production... or strengthen...
United States involvement in Afghanistan
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...important to consider the fact that the religious element of the societies in the Middle East is discussed as a non-hindrance in the pursuit of democratic governance. In terms of methodology, the texts explored in this discussion generally adopted case study approaches in exploring the United States involvement in Afghanistan as understood together with the policies for the Middle East. Various cases are cited in order... ? United s involvement in Afghanistan United s involvement in Afghanistan In their book, Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East, authors Ross and Makovsky (2009) explore a range of myths and illusions that underpin the challenges that the...
Imperial crusades..iraq, yugoslavia, Afghanistan and beyond
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...Afghanistan), it is mentioned that the two wars have allowed the US administration of the time to become a bulwark against terrorism in view of million Americans and had allowed the unprecedented deployment of American military power (Medler, 2005). Another ulterior objective of the two wars is asserted to enhance the image of the then US government as a patriot and defender of the nation. Economic Objectives Perhaps the single most important commonality between the two wars are speculations pertaining to economic and imperialistic objectives of these wars. It is asserted that both wars allowed many U.S. companies which were close to the US... Imperial Crusades of the Institute Appears Here Appears Here ...
Current U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan
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...Afghanistan The values and interests on which the U.S. foreign policy has based for more than the two centuries of its existence have been peace and prosperity, stability and security, and democracy and defence. The objectives inherent in the foreign policy that the U.S. governments have sought to achieve throughout its history, according to Wittkopf, Jones and Kegley 2008, p. 29, are “freedom... ?U.S. Foreign Policy Introduction In simple terms foreign policy of a nation may be taken as the objectives that the government of a nation aims to achieve abroad, the values on which they are founded, and the measures employed to achieve these goals (Wittkopf & McCormick, 2004). Current U.S. Foreign Policy in...
Political Science (U.S. foreign policy Afghanistan)
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...importance of pursuing policies that ensure U.S citizens are safe. In addition, there is need for the U.S to end the period of war and turn to a period of peace that would restore its position in world leadership. To destroy and demoralize the leadership of terror groups in Afghanistan and other neighboring terror nucleuses, such as Pakistan, there is a need for extraordinary measures by politicians, servicemen... Political Science (U.S. Foreign Policy Afghanistan) of Introduction Good politics, policies, and practices have been listed as the three best ingredients by which public affair objectives may be achieved. This assertion implies that for a public policy to realize its objectives, it requires to...
Borderlands: The Durand Line
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...importance that the global community has open financial and economic access to this area and that a network of pipelines and transportation routes link this area to the major centers of global economic through the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas, as well as through the European Union (Brzezinski, 1998) . Afghanistan continues to see India as a close friend and ally against the mechanizations of Pakistan. In fact, as noted before, principal members of the ruling government of Afghanistan have retained close and personal relationships with the higher elite in India. Many of these Afghan... ? BORDERLANDS: THE DURAND LINE Borderlines and Borderlands Introduction and Commentary Many wars have been waged over...
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