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Afghanistan: The Unnecessary War? - Soldiers are often considered robots, meaning they have no real concern about the battle they are fighting. This is not true, especially in the case of the war on terrorism. If one were to ask a soldier what he thought of the war in Afghanistan, he would immediately tell you that it is a necessary war to keep the United States safe from the terrorists. Unfortunately, Americans do not think the same way soldiers or the families of soldiers do. Most Americans believe the war is a waste of time, money, and American resources....   [tags: War on Terror, Afghanistan]
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Terrorism and Religious Extremism in Pakistan and Afghanistan - In 1947 Pakistan was created after being partitioned from the country of India. A predominantly Muslim country located in Southern Asia it has had a history rife with terrorism and religious extremism. The roots of which can be traced primarily to the Soviet-Afghan war of 1979. A direct consequence of the war would be the promotion of radical Islam and a militant culture. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and the subsequent War On Terror would bring Pakistani support of and involvement in terrorist activities to international focus....   [tags: War on Terror, Pakistan, Afghanistan]
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Attacks and Al-Qaeda in Northern Afghanistan - According to the New York Times, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have opened a new front in the previously peaceful northern Afghanistan. They have also stepped up attacks in their heartland, southern provinces. To defeat the insurgents, General McChrystal, the US commander in Kabul, has requested 40,000 additional troops and resources to persuade the moderate Taliban to abandon violence. But this strategy is likely to succeed only with the help from key regional states. Increased fatalities and dwindled public support have put pressure on President Obama to end the war quickly....   [tags: Afghanistan, USA, military, Al-Qaeda] 2095 words
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The United States' Involvement in Afghanistan: Education is Necessary - The United States involvement in Afghanistan has caused a great deal of money, debate, fear, death and so on. But even through this, we have not done what should be done. What the United States needs to do is build, protect and support schools and education in Afghanistan. The arguments against this are numerous, but the main two are: it would cost too much, and it would not be successful because the Taliban or al-Qaeda would burn or close the schools. Arguments supporting this plan are: “...the cost of a single additional soldier stationed in Afghanistan for one year, we could build roughly 20 schools there.” (Kristof....   [tags: United States, Afghanistan, war, education]
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The Legacy of Afghanistan’s Civil War - The Legacy of Afghanistan’s Civil War Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, President Bush declared, and subsequently launched an attack on "the axis of Evil". National, as well as international spotlight shifted to Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden, the presumed mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, was believed to be harbored. In the following months, Afghanistan became embroiled, for the second time in a century, in yet another major war. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, completely shocked and terrified Americans, many of whom had previously felt themselves immune to such unthinkable acts of violence....   [tags: War Afghanistan Foreign Affairs Essays]
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Afghanistan - Afghanistan BACKGROUND: Afghanistan was subdued and occupied by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R. i.e. Russia) in 1979. Subsequently in ten years, anti-communist forces provided and trained by the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan assisted in the removal of the Soviet power. As the fighting resumed, a fundamentalist Islamic movement referred to as the Taliban managed to seize most of the country. Under their ascendancy, the country of Afghanistan became extremely improvished and suffered from a fallen governmental infrastructure....   [tags: essays research papers] 1161 words
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Afghanistan - Afghanistan International students travel all over the world to study different lands education systems. Many of them come here to the United States of America, the land of opportunity. Many of them believe that if they come here they will have a better chance of doing what they have always wanted to do. I was given an assignment by my teacher to interview an international student I got their input on what it is like to be an international student here in the United States of America. I met Sameer, my international student, through some high school friends that go to the same college as him in Tennessee....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Afghanistan - Afghanistan The King was overthrown in 1973. Muhammad Daoud took the power as President of the Afghanistan. He established an autocratic, one-party state, later had purged his government of leftists, and in the last years of his rule had sought financial support form Iran, ruled by the Shah, and Saudi Arabia in order to make Afghanistan less dependent on Soviet economic aid. On April 28, 1978, the regime of President Mohammad Daoud ended violently. Military units raided the Presidential Palace, in Kabul....   [tags: American America History] 1207 words
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Afghanistan - Like a frustrated hunter, the head of the local anti-drug squad keeps snapshots of the ones who got away. ADVERTISEMENT Rail Europe One photo shows a prisoner wearing a flat, round pakol hat, standing in front of 10 pounds of opium packaged in plastic bags laid out on a table. Lt. Nyamatullah Nyamat took the picture on the February day he arrested the suspect. Hours later, the man was freed. The stocky, plain-spoken cop glumly tossed another photo onto a desk in his basement office as if playing a losing hand of cards....   [tags: essays research papers] 767 words
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Afghanistan - Afghanistan Afghanistan has been in a constant state of chaos for twenty years. The Soviets invaded in 1979 and installed a puppet regime. After they withdrew their troops in 1989, rival mujahideen (tribal) groups began to fight for the capital. By the time the Taliban came into the picture around 1994, the country had been devastated by war. Many Afghanis had fled to neighboring countries like Pakistan. An estimated 1 million lives had been lost. Now, bad conditions still persist. Afghanistan has one of the world's worst literacy rates; only three percent of women and less then twenty percent of men can read and write (Rashid, 107)....   [tags: History Essays Middle East] 3050 words
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The Kite Runner Background Information - ... Burns, John F. "Afghanistan's Professional Class Flees Rule by Ultra-Strict Clerics." The New York Times. The New York Times, 07 Oct. 1996. Web. 04 Dec. 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/07/world/afghanistan-s-professional-class-flees-rule-by-ultra-strict-clerics.html?pagewanted=all>. • What subjects were the Afghani children studying in school. The Afghani children studied languages, Pashto, Turkish, Arabic, English, mathematics, science, social sciences, and Islamic studies. "Barakat." Afghanistan....   [tags: afghanistan]
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The Great Game - With the Hindu Kush being 7, 692 meters in height and an essential geographical defense, leading imperialist powers such as the British Empire and the Czarist Russia race to seize Afghanistan. On two separate occasions, British troops from India were able to enter into the country and establish puppet governments for economic reasons. This phase of Afghanistan history is respectively known as “the Great Game.” However, those who existed at this time frame would not simply word it as “a game”. People of invaded regions underwent devastating states of material destruction and poverty....   [tags: Afghanistan]
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History of the Taliban - Mullah Muhammad Omar, the leader of the Afghanistan Taliban Regime and one of the most wanted men by the United States (U.S.) government. How does a man born to one of the poorest province become one of the most wanted men alive. The U. S. State Department is offering a reward up to ten million dollars for the capture of Mullah Omar. Omar is considered to be a man of mystery, who is highly respected, feared, and stubborn among his people. Omar is said to have ties with al-Qaeda, a known terrorist group that is responsible for September 11 attack....   [tags: Afghanistan]
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Globalization in Afghanistan - Afghanistan’s importance with respect to the cultural impact of globalization is increasing as the war in Afghanistan draws down. Afghanistan sits on the edge of the unknown. Once the United States leaves it will be left to create its own destiny. The eyes of the world will be on Afghanistan to see who it allies with, who it trades with and how it conducts itself. Historically speaking, Afghanistan has modernized only when forced by invaders. The Soviet Union built many roads, schools, power plants and other infrastructure to help its newly installed puppet regime, and facilitate its movement through Afghanistan....   [tags: Free Trade, Global Commerce]
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Government in Afghanistan - Government in Afghanistan Is the Afghan government powerful enough to prevent the corrupt patronage networks and keep the promise of providing security for the nation. The years of fighting and misery has proved this governmental system to be weak, and as a result caused distress to the nation. The unexpected shift from a monarchy to a Republic began a series of changes that the country had to undertake. Through the course of a century, Afghanistan faced difficulties which once were promised to be taken care of, however, none of the new coming governments demonstrated a trustworthy system of power that would provide the means of normal day living....   [tags: International Government ] 998 words
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The Women of Afghanistan - Today in the United States, freedom is taken for granted by almost all citizens. People think that because of the way our government is structured, not having freedom will never be an issue. This thought of peace and safety was similar to that of the women in Afghanistan prior to the Taliban reign, and before the government in Afghanistan was overthrown. Their fortunes would change in 1996 when the Taliban ended up controlling Afghanistan, and denying women of all their rights such as work, education, health care, and many more....   [tags: Women's Rights]
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Education in Afghanistan - Did you know Afghanistan’s education system is one of the weakest in the world. In 1996 a Muslim fundamentalist group, known as the Taliban, ruled the country (Mohammed, 2) which had a huge impact on education. Although both males and females education were effected, less females were attending school during this time. Within the area of Afghanistan, the schools and education have been considered a fundamental part of the past, present and every culture (Fabrizio). Afghanistan’s education system has struggled due to various conflicts as organizations from around the world have contributed to the improvement and quality of education throughout the region that has had a lasting impact on the Afghan people....   [tags: Taliban, culture, Muslim] 1157 words
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Hunger in Afghanistan - ... Giving women an opportunity to work will provide them with money, which can be spent on food for their families, so additional human power is an excellent step in solving hunger. Moreover, women play an important role in agriculture and food system as farmers in a lot of countries (WFP, 2010). The role of government here is providing adolescent women with education. There are two types of education: general and specific. First one will increase literacy rate, because it will cover subjects like math and languages....   [tags: agriculture, women, health, farming, food]
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Women in Afghanistan - Throughout recent history, Afghanistan has been a country in turmoil. Famine, drought, civil war and Taliban rule have all had a significant impact on the Afghani people. While this has taken a very negative toll on all Afghan people, I believe, that none have been more negatively impacted than the women of Afghanistan. Having said that, not everything the Western world deems as a negative is also considered negative by the women and men of Afghanistan. One only has to read this quote, “Wearing the burqua is not mandatory, but few women are rushing to remove them” (Germani 14)....   [tags: Taliban, Turmoil, Famine, Drought] 1288 words
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Pakistan and Afghanistan - From the 1980’s onwards, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been at the forefront of numerous socio-political events germane to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. The multifarious factors involved form a perplexing web of competing narratives that resist straightforward explanation. This essay will delve into the milieu, seeking alternative theories to construct a cogent thesis for the growth of fundamentalism. In doing so, it will examine the Islamisation policies of Pakistan’s Zia-ul-Haq administration and its congruence with United States interests at the time....   [tags: Politics, War, Turmoil] 1498 words
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The War in Afghanistan - The War in Afghanistan has been an all consuming conflict for the US government since we started to launch air strikes on October 7, 2001. This is a conflict that’s been brewing since before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This war has the continuation of past conflicts in it, conflicts that can be connected a good deal to the interference of other large powers, such as the USSR. From keeping an eye on the oil reserves, pressuring Iran, and keeping Pakistan stable, our interests and motives for occupying Afghanistan are undeniably laced with many ulterior motives, providing us with the issue of unfavorable opinion and our interests being the source of terrorist attacks....   [tags: History War]
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Women in Afghanistan - Women in Afghanistan Brief Outline of Afghanistan History: 1910’s-1920’s : Reform movements in Afghanistan 1933-1973 : Some reform, country remains fairly static 1978-1992 : Democratic Republic of Afghanistan 1979-1989 : Soviet Intervention 1992-1996: Islamist Mujanidin 1996-2001 : Taliban 2001-Present : U.S. Occupation, new government The reason I chose to study Islamic Feminism and Afghanistan, is that for many people, these words do not belong in the same sentence. Afghanistan has come to be recognized as a country that follows strict and fundamentalist Islam, hindering the lives of women and even damaging their lives....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1703 words
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Afghanistan and Politics - Afghanistan and Politics An Examination of Nation Building in Afghanistan and East Timor Afghanistan is a shattered society. The participants in the Bonn Conference have set for the leaders and people of their country the formidable challenge of consolidating the peace process in less than three years. But it will take much more than 36 months to heal the wounds left by 23 years of war. The process of healing has started, however, and the members of the international community must be careful not to allow that process to reverse itself....   [tags: Afghani Political Government Essays Research] 4613 words
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Invasion of Afghanistan - Invasion of Afghanistan Even before the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in New York on September 11th 2001, Afghanistan was probably the most isolated country in the world. Only three other states recognised its rulers, who in the mid-1990s had swept across the country to impose a very strict and distinctive form of Islamic law upon the Afghan people, ending nearly 20 years of civil war in the 90% or so of the country which they control. Osama Bin Laden, an exiled Saudi Arabian who is the USA's prime suspect for the World Trade Centre atrocity and other terrorist attacks in the 1990s, had based his Al-Qa'ida organisation in Afghanistan since 1996....   [tags: Papers] 1905 words
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The Taliban and Afghanistan - The Taliban and Afghanistan Afghanistan followed the same fate as dozens of formerly Soviet-occupied countries after the collapse of Moscow's Marxist government in 1991. Islamic factions, which had united to expel the Russian occupiers in 1992, began to fight among themselves when it became apparent that post-communist coalition governments could not overcome the deep-rooted ethnic and religious differences of the members. It was in this atmosphere of economic strife and civil war that a fundamentalist band of religious students emerged victorious....   [tags: Papers] 1185 words
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Women in Afghanistan - Women in Afghanistan Women in Afghanistan have been oppressed for many years under the Taliban government. In light of recent events, with the U.S. and Northern Alliances joint efforts to force the Taliban out, key cities have become free from the Taliban’s stifling control. Here is a picture of a women revealing her face for the first time in five years, since the Taliban came into power. The future of the Afghan women is uncertain. Clearly changes are in order, but to what extent we do not know....   [tags: Expository Essays] 482 words
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A Night in Afghanistan - "Shhhh!" my mother whispered as the tanks rumbled by under the cold Afghan night, the stars twinkling above the mountains surrounding us. From our hiding place in the brush along the shoulder of the dirt path through the Khyber Pass, I could see tanks stretching to infinity and, try as I might, I could not find an end to the convoy of trucks. Huddled along with my father, mother, and infant brother and sister, we peered anxiously as the Russian Spetsnaz scouts rolled past us in jeeps ahead of the convoy heading toward the Afghanistan-Pakistan border-the very place our destination lay....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 732 words
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Women in Afghanistan - Women in Afghanistan The Taliban group is a group of men who formed in 1994 in the country of Kandahar by Islamic students who took an approach to interpreting Islam. The Group also believes in strict Islamic rules. According to them the men must have beards four fingers in length, there shall be no music and women should not be allowed to do anything other than stay home and watch the children and clean the house. This Taliban group when first started had about twenty to thirty thousand men involved....   [tags: essays research papers] 741 words
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The War in Afghanistan - The War in Afghanistan In response to the September 11 attacks, the United States should declare war on the responsible group. As a nation, we should do only the actions that bring about the best consequences, and the best consequences would occur by bringing the responsible group to justice. In this case, killing the Taliban and its supporters is the right action because it produces the greatest amount of good. The theory that we should only do the actions that bring about the best consequences is a consequentialist theory....   [tags: Papers] 559 words
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Globalization Process in Afghanistan - ... Afghanistan is sitting at an important geostrategic location that connects the Middle East culture with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, meaning that the land has been home to various political powers through the ages including Alexander the Great, Arab Muslims, Genghis Khan, and modern era Western powers. (4) History The modern Afghanistan as it is known nowadays takes its roots in 1747 when Ahmad Shah Durrani unified the Pashtun tribes and created the Durrani Empire. Later in 19th century Afghanistan became a buffer state in the conflict between British India and the Russian Empire....   [tags: Globalization Essays]
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Modernization: Afghanistan vs India - ... In the past Afghanistan was a desert civilization according to Ibn Khaldun’s view of economic development, Afghan people had agricultural economy and people were producing for their own consumptions to for maker (Thomas, 2010). Afghanistan did not have any strong state, army, factories, institutions, technology, and transportations system. After 1919 Amanulah’s first objective was to build Afghan economy and he did not wants to rely on foreign aids. His economic reforms were successful somehow because he created taxation policy based on cash and privatize the lands....   [tags: political science, Amanullah Kahn, colonial power]
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If I Become the President of Afghanistan - If I become the president of Afghanistan Security is the only phenomenon, which brings prosperity in a society. In a war-affected country like Afghanistan, without peace we cannot ensure economic growth, employment, education, and live a comfortable life. Afghanistan has a strategic geopolitical location in the region. Looking back to the history it is a country suffered decades of civil war that deteriorated every system of the government. Afghanistan is not lost but has been backward for many years....   [tags: World Politics]
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Financing the War in Afghanistan - Financing the war in Afghanistan is a complex and multifaceted issue where the Canadian government must decide the most efficient and effective approach to disperse its resources; in terms of monetary funding and providing supplementary goods and services. The Canadian government must act, think and approach the issues faced in Afghanistan in an ‘economical manner’, meaning, the Canadian government must “deal with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management” {www.thefreedictionary.com}....   [tags: International Government ]
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Afghanistan's Struggles Against Terrorism - Afghanistan's Struggles Against Terrorism In 1996, Afghanistanwas taken over by the Taliban; an Iran sponsored terrorist organizationthat posed itself as the legitimate government. Since the 9/11 terroristattacks the United States of America (USA) and other international powers havenow paid closer attention to the Afghanistan. November 2001 theterrorists were overthrown and the Afghanistan was going to beestablished as a constitutional democratic Government. Until then it needed atemporary form of government....   [tags: Terrorism, Political Science] 979 words
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Ethic Groups in Afghanistan - Interestingly enough, many different ethnic groups can be found in Afghanistan. Some are from other countries and others have only Afghan routes. Discoveries show that Hazaras are one of the lowest and Pashtuns one of the highest powers in Afghan society. People would automatically assume that there were only one or two different ethnic groups, which live in Afghanistan. However, there appears to be a great variety of different peoples living in Afghan society. All together, fourteen different ethnicities can be discovered in Afghanistan....   [tags: Culture ]
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Women Led Organizations in Afghanistan - In spite of their hardship, the women were able to organize themselves in groups aimed at championing the cause of women. They did so by establishing secret schools and health clinics. Some noted organization that evolved as a result is listed below. Women Led organizations in Afghanistan AWC Afghan Women’s Council REFWID Feminist Majority Foundation of Refugee women in Development Inc CCA Cooperation Center for Afghans AWN Educators and Human Rights Commission in Pakistan, Afghan Women Network WAPHA Women’s Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan RAWA Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan Of those listed above Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), is more prominent....   [tags: Politics, The Fall of the Taliban, Gender Roles] 1520 words
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The Kyrgyz People of the Afghanistan Pamir - ... The Kyrgyz are known to be Sunni Muslim, however, before their conversion to Islam in the Middle Ages, the Kyrgyz shared a religion that was closely related to Zoroastrianism where some of its traditions are still held to today according to author Daniyar Ashymov in his article entitled The Religious Faith of the Kyrgyz. One tradition fore example, is taking the bride into the home which is called the kelindi otko kirgizuu, (“bringing the bride into the fire”). Some of the elders would often recall having the bride jump over an actual fire (3)....   [tags: Indigenous Peoples]
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War in Afghanistan: A Sociological Perspective - Canada has played a vital role in international relations for the majority of its 144 year history since the signing of Confederation in 1867. Canada first participated in World War I, then World War II in 1939-1945. Following World War II, Canada was also involved in the Korean War. Canada has been primarily a peacekeeping nation. There are many questions people ask when a high income country goes to help a lower income nation such as Afghanistan. What are Canada’s motives for helping out Afghanistan....   [tags: Sociology ]
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If I Was the President of Afghanistan - Corruption is a disease which badly effects on good governance. It poisons business practices and erodes the quality of living in a country. Unfortunately, Afghanistan has been suffering from this misery in the past few years. Due to lack of having good leadership, corruption has become a tradition in the government institutions and resulted welfare lost for the people of Afghanistan. The Government officials sacrificed public welfare and work as entrepreneurs by using government power, assets, and breaking laws for private gain....   [tags: World Government]
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Humanitarian Issues in Afghanistan and Iraq - The Middle East has long been a place for turmoil and warfare. In the past, the region was carved up by European powers following the First World War. More recently, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the ensuing power struggle and the United States’ operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have caused untold suffering for civilians. In Iraq and Afghanistan in particular, there are many regions where civilians suffer terrible conditions, and there is much human suffering. Civilian casualties are becoming more common in Iraq and Afghanistan....   [tags: Human Rights]
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The Kiterunner: Status In Afghanistan - In the novel, “The Kiterunner”, the reader follows the life of a boy named Amir and we dive into his life in Afghanistan. In the beginning of the book, we follow Amir and his young life in Afghanistan with his father, Baba. Amir’s father is a very rich businessman and the two of them live alone in a large home because Amir’s mother died in childbirth with him. The only other people who play a major role in the novel are Baba’s friend and business partner, Rahim Khan, Amir’s family servant, Ali, and his son, Amir’s best friend, Hassan....   [tags: Literature]
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Afghanistan Food Culture - Cooking and Foods In the novel “The Kite Runner”, Khaled Hosseini discusses many different types of food from Afghanistan. Tea was mentioned a few times as Baba retreated to his reading area and drank tea with Rahim Khan. Food is the epicenter of being a guest in an Afghan house because the host takes pride in what he/she serves. A person who is welcomed into the household, that person will be offered the best that the family has to present. They will constantly fill your tea glass and offer snacks until you cover your glass with your hand and say that you’ve had enough....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan - The Cold War during the 1970’s saw a brief period of calm and eased tension, known as détente, between the United States of America and the Soviet Union. U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev had signed arms limitation treaties, and the two superpowers even looked like they might be able to coexist. During the façade of peace however, the two super powers continued to exert their influence through indirect means, especially in the Third World. One event in particular would see the U.S.A carry out the largest and most successful covert operation in history (Johnson, 2012), which would have repercussions for millions of people and effects that would be seen decades later....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Women’s Rights in Afghanistan - “I am woman hear me roar”. A song written by Helen Reddy in 1972 is not often a phrase chanted by Afghan women. The plight of the women of Afghanistan to obtain rights began early in history and continues today. Religion and culture have affected Afghanistan throughout time. Today in Afghanistan, ninety-nine percent are Muslims ("Religion in Afghanistan - Islam”). Muslim is the term used to define a person that participates in the act of obedience, acceptance, or surrender. Therefore a “Muslim is a person who submits to the will of God, or a follower of Islam” (Manisha) and can be seen in their lifestyle and choice of dress, the burqa which is outerwear that covers the entire body, except the eyes and hands, in addition to their religious beliefs (Bahman)....   [tags: Human Rights]
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Role of Women in Business in Afghanistan - Years of war, lack of security and traditional believes have decreased Afghan women’s role in the Afghan Society substantially. The role of women in Afghanistan is very trivial and it is visible specifically in the business environment. The Afghan society doesn’t consent a woman entering the world of business and find her position in this world. It is based on some believes that a woman should stay at home and never speak about business. It is difficult for the Afghan men to accept the idea that a woman can enter and compete in the business world....   [tags: International Business ]
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Modernization in Afghanistan and Iran - ... But, the economy remained subsistent so people were not able to access more cash to pay tax, no complex technology were introduced, and etc... Therefore based on S argue that the social formation would happen if the economic developments got successful. Since there was no economic development, the social reformation did not happen. He independently went for the following social reforms that were not backed by any economic development while Smelser argue that economic development lead to social reformation....   [tags: Amanullah Kahn, Shah Reza Pahlavi, social]
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The Violence of Terrorist Groups in Afghanistan - Violence has escalated to a record high in Afghanistan. About eight hundred and twenty U.S. soldiers have become thought to have died in Afghanistan in the past eight years, since the U.S. led invasion (Deadly 1). Soldiers dying in what the military officials call complex attacks (Deadly 1). The terrorists no longer care who they injure or kill. Small schoolchildren and innocent civilians have died without any sign of regret from the terrorist groups responsible for the deaths. Some of the major attacks appear as signs that Iraqis’ security progress has begun to reverse (Kudhim & Reilly 2)....   [tags: war, terrorism] 653 words
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Ethical Challenges of the War in Afghanistan - Ethics Paper Ethical Challenges of the War in Afghanistan After ten years of fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, military leaders still face significant ethical challenges. Because of the challenges associated with waging an unconventional war, military practices and preparations have not evolved to provide sufficient ethical training for personnel in Afghanistan and Iraqi. This essay explores ethical questions that remain unresolved even after a war that has been prosecuted for more than a decade....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Funding For the War in Iraq and Afghanistan - The term terrorism has been difficult to define in the past couple of decades. The old definitions are no longer valid and new definitions coined every day. Terrorism is the act of frightening or killing of people or destruction of any physical things to create a fearful or life-threatening environment. Terrorism is an organized crime. The general examples of terrorizing people are kidnapping, hijacking, bombing, murder, threatening and so on. They generally do these kinds of things to gain more power and they want to prove their superiority over another group of people....   [tags: War]
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Afghanistan - This war-torn land shows nothing but death and the dying. The ground is muddy from the rain, it’s dank and sodden. Up above the trench line is barbed wire and … nothing else. No birds, no animals … no people. A few dead bodies of the brave men going to assassinate the enemy by night fall, but stopped dead in their tracks, they got picked off by the sharpshooters. No. No one ever makes it. Never. There is a constant sound of gun blasts and the sound of explosions from the grenades. The dark is lit up by the flashes of the guns against the silver clouded sky....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 800 words
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"The Kite Runner": Highlighting the Plight of Afghanistan - Healing with both medicine and words, Khaled Hosseini was captivated by Persian literature and the literature of his, now changed, native country. Lamenting his countries ruin, Hosseini uses the tragic metamorphosis in his country as the backbone of his novels. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 4, 1965, Hosseini loved poetry and kite fighting. When he turned five, he moved with his family to Tehran. Here, Hosseini taught his family’s Hazara cook how to read and write, showing Hosseini an early view into the cruelties of the world and the power of words (Esten)....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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ISAF Members Maintaining Political Will in Afghanistan - Throughout 2010, the overwhelming majority of ISAF contributing states will likely maintain the political will required to sustain or increase current commitments in Afghanistan. This likely sustainment of political will rests in a new and desired strategy, developed at the 2010 London Conference on Afghanistan that calls for significant increases in non-military power.1 This approach will likely ensure sustained and increased commitments from member states that need to sell the war to war-weary populations....   [tags: International Politics] 1896 words
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Exploring What Caused the War on Afghanistan - The War on Afghanistan September 11, 2001 is a day that will remain in the hearts and history books of Americans for centuries. Americans turned on televisions, radios, and any other media as they awaited the devastating news that the infamous World Trade Center was attacked by two hijacked airplanes. Soon after, they found that the culprits also attempted to attack the Pentagon. Many say that this event is what brought Americans together and created change in the American society. The most traumatic result of this is the War on Afghanistan....   [tags: Terrorism, Terrorist, September 11, 9-11] 669 words
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Civil Society Oversight in Afghanistan and Nepal - ... The citizens had no control of military, budgets, or policies and there was no change until 9/11 when the “War on Terror” began. After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the United States and its allies fought to take down the Taliban and they successfully defeated the Taliban in 2001. While the United States and its allies were fighting the Taliban, much of Afghanistan’s territory fell under the control of the Northern Alliance.5 During this ordeal, international actors and Afghan delegates helped to establish the Afghan Interim Authority and draw a road map for state-building.6 Afghanistan was to transition from an authoritarian state to a democratic state by adopting a new constitution, and electing a president and other state officials by 2004.7 After the Taliban’s fall, a number of effective changes came to the civil society sector, including an increase in NGOs in Afghanistan in an effort to rebuild and replenish....   [tags: politics, state security, turmoil]
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The War Against Terrorism: The Taliban in Afghanistan - Since 1996, the Taliban has created an environment of terror and disorder within the country of Afghanistan. Although terrorists within Afghanistan and of the Islam religion believe that they are justified in their actions, it is made clearly apparent that Terrorism must be stopped altogether. Defining the Issue Terrorism is translated to mean ‘army in the shadows’ and is defined as the threat or use of violence to win certain rewards or goals ( Dictionary.com, 2010). The earliest known Terrorist organization similar to those of today was the Zealots of Judea, formed when fanatics of the Jewish faith revolted against the of the Roman oppression....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror]
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The Kite RUnner Research - ... 5)Khusay- A game consisting two teams and a race to score goals in a small circle drawn in the middle of the opposing team’s line. The goal is to stop the opponent and reach 10 points to win. 6)Sang Chill Bazi- A game for girls that resembles the Western game of jacks. Involves the luck of picking up pebbles and can sometimes end brutally for the loser because the winner has the option of tossing a pebble and pinching her opponent's hand until it hits the ground. Cagle, Anne. "Afghan Traditional Kids Games | eHow." EHow....   [tags: afghanistan, kabul]
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The Living Dead of Afghanistan - The Living Dead of Afghanistan Travesties are committed against women every day, in every country, in every city, town and home. In Afghanistan women are not only discriminated against, they are publicly reduced to animals. Women are deprived of basic human rights: they are not allowed to travel outside their homes without being completely covered by the traditional shroud-like burqa; they are not allowed to speak or walk loudly in public; they are not allowed to laugh or speak with other women; they are not allowed to attend school nor work; they are expected to be invisible; they are the ghosts of what were once educated, notable, and successful women....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1904 words
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Afghanistan- A Country in Distress - Afghanistan- A Country in Distress Afghanistan, a country located in South Asia just east of Iran whose population is 28,513,677, is one of the countries that I chose to address. Their government is under Transitional Authority which is in a state of unrest as national elections would formally dissolve this system and adapt or establish the Government of Afghanistan under a new constitution. The country like others in the Middle East suffers from enormous poverty and a few other problems to include the lack of skilled and educated workers, which also has such a grave effect on most other countries....   [tags: essays research papers] 889 words
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The Harsh Treatment of Women in Afghanistan - The Harsh Treatment of Women in Afghanistan Since the tragedies of September 11th 2001, Americans have really opened their eyes to the political state of Afghanistan. The poor treatment of women in Afghanistan is an issue that, for many Americans, just seems to be coming to light as a serious concern that requires outside attention. Extreme Islamic leaders in the country persist in limiting the freedom that Afghan women have. Women in the Taliban-controlled country suffer unusually hideous acts of torment and are forced to abide by outrageous regulations because of stringent enforcement methods....   [tags: Culture] 563 words
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The current war in Afghanistan and why it must end - War has been one of the most constant occurrences in America's history. According to the Congressional Research Service [1], US armed forces have been offensively deployed for all but 24 of the last 213 years. Yet, of these engagements, no war has lasted longer than the current war in Afghanistan. The length of this commitment has not matched the results. Conventional American forces must be withdrawn from Afghanistan because they are only exacerbating the problem, and the fight with the Taliban isn't going anywhere....   [tags: War]
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Impacts of ethnic favoritism on fuel prices in afghanistan - ... After putting a lot of thought in this problem I decided to personally investigate the problem, and do an in depth study on this issue. When I looked at the price of diesel and petroleum, the two mostly used fuels beside propane gas which is used in stoves to cook and heat the house, I came across two graphs presenting the price incline in a decade, very similar to the one in figure one. Based on the data from figure two and figure three the price of diesel and petroleum have been continuously increasing since 2002....   [tags: politics, afghan goverment. energy]
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Afghanistan: America's Attempt to Abolish the Taliban - Afghanistan: America's Attempt to Abolish the Taliban In an age when mankind has the ability to completely annihilate itself through nuclear combat, war can be a more terrifying and powerful thought than ever before. Unfortunately, because of the extent of the actions that the Taliban has committed against both America and its own followers, the United States’ war against terrorism seems to be a necessity. I do feel, however, as if there are many things that can be done by the American government in the near future to peacefully approach a more civil and politically involved Afghanistan....   [tags: Government] 629 words
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Should We Leave? - ... Kori Schake has worked in the Pentagon, and the National Security Council and the State Department states that “Counterinsurgency wars are difficult to win: they take a long time, rely on the indigenous government to develop the capacity to achieve our aims, and on our ability to persuade a war-ravaged society that we are better than our enemies to trust us and not them”. If we simply leave the middle east now. All we fought for would be for nothing, and these “war-ravaged” towns will contemplate and notice how the U.S....   [tags: War, afghanistan, Al-Qaeda]
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Effect of technology on business communication - ... The benefit of email is that it delivers fast and reduces paper costs. The negatives of using email to communicate are many people spend more time to write email and even employees take the serious case as simple because they are not communicating face to face, and a poor written email can be confusing (Webster, 2009). Another types is text messaging, is the popular way of communicating, most of the people prefer text messaging rather than face to face communication. You can communicate with the people who are far from you....   [tags: Afghanistan, social media]
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The Impact of International Interest in Afghanistan’s Access to Oil - The Impact of International Interest in Afghanistan’s Access to Oil Newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and the web: everywhere one turns, the media confronts our society with news concerning Afghanistan. Although September 11th was the peak of Afghanistan’s spotlight in the international media, this event was not the first time that Afghanistan has gained international attention. Beginning with its political relationship with Russia, Afghanistan slowly gained recognition, acknowledgment and even popularity among world powers....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Heroes or Villains? - The Taliban - HEROES AND VILLAINS: The Taliban What is a hero. What is a villain. Although definitions vary within our global society, it is generally accepted that a hero is selfless, humble, and moral and has integrity, while a villain is corrupt or evil, incapable of feeling guilt or compassion and is guilty of committing heinous crimes. However, it should be noted that the labels of ‘hero’ and ‘villain’ are subjective, and that, in the words of Sirius Black (the falsely incriminated godfather of the titular hero of the Harry Potter series) “… the world isn’t split into good people and [villains]....   [tags: afghanistan, pakistan, terrorists, war on terror] 1453 words
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Total Eradication of Landmines - Total Eradication of Landmines Landmines do not discriminate between friend, foe, or civilian; they recognize no cease-fire; and continue to be destructive long after they are deployed. The problem with landmines is that they are an inexpensive weapon that can be implemented in great amounts and almost at random, so as to cause the maximum physical and psychological damage to an opponent. Because of their low cost, landmines have been manufactured and dispersed at an exponential rate; and when the war is over, millions of mines remain in the ground, ready to detonate on hapless civilians, children, livestock, or anyone else who should happen to stumble across it....   [tags: Afghanistan Mining Essays]
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Choosing the Humane Road - Choosing the Humane Road Sophocles, writing in the 5th century BC, created his works as he experienced both the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. These wars were focused around pride and greed, two vices that continue to drive violence in the 21st century. In Sophocles’ work Oedipus the King, Oedipus must come to new understanding of the self in relation to others to truly see himself and to understand the world. The lesson that Oedipus must learn is a lesson that yearns to be acknowledged and embraced still today....   [tags: Philosophy Afghanistan Essays]
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Pat Tillman's Story - Pat Tillman's Story No one knows the real story of Pat Tillman. On April 23, 2004 news headlines filled the air waves with tragic news that Pat Tillman was killed in action yesterday, fighting in Afghanistan. While on a patrol with his detachment through eastern Afghanistan, the detachment was ambushed....   [tags: Tillman Afghanistan NFL Hero] 1880 words
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International Criminal Justice Between Soviet Union, Afghanistan, and America - An analysis of International Aggression: The scope of International Criminal Justice Through the years, the overt and covert conflicts between the United States and the former Soviet Union was often coined in terms of international aggression. The Soviet invasions of Afghanistan lead to a renewal of Cold War hostility between the Soviet Union and America. Afghanistan made headlines in 1979 as it brought to the forefront, the Cold War sentiments with the continued efforts of then U.S.S.R. to spread communism....   [tags: Criminal Justice Crime]
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A woman who has been an agent of change in your community or country - ... They work towards the research and practice to improve the quantity of other peoples’ lives; that are in needs and deficiencies. Today there vast numbers of women who are working as an agent of change in our community or country and one of them is Dana Freyer. Dana Freyer is a wonderful and superior woman who has done a lot of works for the community; she got thousands of people n their feet. Dana attended a law school, graduated and worked for a year as an attorney. She took a year off and walked on a path which shows different ventures, along with her husband Bruce; they toured rural Afghanistan by renting a Volkswagen Beetle in Germany and; Afghanistan is a striking country, filled with old-growth forests and many natural resources....   [tags: global policy, afghanistan, skadden, dana freyer] 1246 words
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Hot, Violent Afghanistan - In the first chapter, a woman is stoned to death because she is believed to be a prostitute. I thought it was kind of weird that it was not militia men, but militia women, that escorted this woman out of the prison. I didn't know that women could have a part in their army, since they are looked down on over there. I also couldn't believe that after she was obviously dead, the people just kept stoning her, and that they looked for her blood where they hit her with the rocks. This sounds like a terrible place to live....   [tags: Middle Eastern Literature] 1169 words
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