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The agreement of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project is now closer to a reality. Energy starving India and Pakistan have joined hands with Afghanistan and struck a deal with Turkmenistan to build a gas pipeline at a cost of $10b. The project was signed in 2016. President Ashraf Ghani in that time called TAPI as a new silk route. The project will also revive Afghanistan’s importance in the region. This is a national and regional project to defend the country’s future generation. TAPI is not a simple project—if one look deeply in it can easily realize that this project would steer Asian countries toward more progress and development.  
 

India was not invited to a Russia-led conference on Afghanistan last December, which included China and Pakistan.

 

The former Soviet Union’s army was pulled out of Afghanistan on February 15, 1989 after a decade of bloody invasion. 

 

After 15 years of international engagement and spending of billions of dollars, Afghanistan still faces multitude of challenges each having its internal and external dimensions, and the road once believed leading to rebuilding and lasting peace suddenly turns out to be murky and bumpy.

 

Tuesday’s blast near the Supreme Court premises in Kabul that left at least 20 people dead, underscores the growing insecurity in Afghanistan.

 

Donald Trump pledged his support to the American troops at Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield when he spoke to them via live link shortly after he took oath as the 45th US President on January 20.

 

THE return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, perhaps, the most notorious Afghan warlord, may significantly influence power dynamics in war-torn Afghanistan, initiating a new alignment of political forces and provoking old rivalries. 

 

A new study released on January 31, 2017 by The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) believes that the recent Taliban related developments have expanded the political space available to pro-peace insurgent Taliban.

 

The presidential system is experienced along the history of Afghanistan. This system has been accepted by the people.

 

The right to freedom of speech as one of the basic human rights enshrined in main international human rights documents and national law.

 


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