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Ahmad Wali Karzai: Power and Corruption in Afghanistan - Power is one of the key terms in changing the political and social destiny of the people within a specific territory. Different usage of power may clearly results in failure or success of the citizens in the society. Corruption has been recognized as one of the major hinders to the “good governance and rule of law and as an obstacle for sustainable, private-sector-led economic growth” (Basar, Eray. p. 4). According to the Transparency International one of the definitions used for corruption is the “abuse of entrusted power for private gain”, thus The Asian Development Bank describe the corruption as “behavior in which officials improperly and unlawfully enrich themselves and/or those close...   [tags: Afghanistan]
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The Dichotomy of Photojournalism in the Afghanistan War - ... Men, especially those outside the family, did not speak to the women directly; it was culturally unacceptable. Other images in the Atlantic article further depicted the visual of a progressive society, a society that adopts a more tolerant ideology. The Atlantic photo-essay depicts the aftermath of conflict and implies that the momentum of the war is dwindling down. Yet, during this same time, my unit was involved in continual engagements with enemy combatants. The images in the photo-essay are restricted to the Afghanistan capital, Kabul, whereas I was located in a rural area that acted as a Taliban stronghold....   [tags: journalism, afghanistan, photojournalism]
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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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Afghanistan: A Country Like no Other - The land stands scarred by the countless Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). Child amputees hobble from place to place while women hide their faces from the rest of the world. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan located 33.00 degrees north and 65.00 degrees east. Found in Southern Asia, in a highly conflicted region known as the Middle East and referred to as the crossroads of Central Asia. Landlocked, it sits in the center of Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and China....   [tags: Islam, Arab, Modern Day 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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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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The War in Afghanistan - ... Bush wanted the Taliban to hand over Osama, but they didn’t. About a month later in that year (October, 7, 2001), the United States made the decision to launch Operation Enduring Freedom along with the United Kingdom and Northern Alliance to end Al-Qaida and Taliban Regime in Afghanistan. Jeffrey T. Kuhner says that “Afghanistan threatens to destroy Barack Obama’s presidency and the United States is sleepwalking toward disaster.” He states that the main theme of his foreign policy and the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is that Afghanistan is the key target in the war on terrorism....   [tags: cold war, iran, islam]
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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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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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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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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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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 A...   [tags: Taliban, culture, Muslim] 1157 words
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Hunger in Afghanistan - Hunger and malnutrition have a negative impact on health of people, especially children. Undernourished children with their growths lacking physical and mental capabilities are less effective and have low earnings. The current situation in Afghanistan is dramatic, as nearly a third of the population, about 7.4 million people, can’t get constant access to food (Pauli 2007/8). One of the solutions for this problem is supporting female population by providing them with specific knowledge in field of agriculture....   [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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Development of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - ... USAID also has built many schools around the country in Afghanistan in order to encourage people and make possibility and better equipment for Afghan people to go to school and make their future. They have been built two big secondary school in Kabul and one in Jalalabad (Education). Afghanistan has been told as fifth least developed country in the world in some cases which seems to be accurate because there are many reasons that are pace in development of Afghanistan. Poverty is one of the reasons that make Afghanistan be back or less developed than other countries....   [tags: taliban, russia, social development]
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Afghanistan in the Way of Development - ... That expected that more than 20 % percent of Afghan people who are living in the village and remote areas do not get enough foods and 18% percent of them are in danger (Afghanistan and CIA World Fact book). International countries helped and developed the agriculture sector and other social service. More than 75% percent of Afghanistan people dependant on agriculture for their life hood. The Opium poppy production and opium trade is the biggest part of income in the country. The legal commercial agriculture is also playing a great role in the increase and development of economy....   [tags: war, poverty, education, recovering]
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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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The Kyrgyz People of the Afghanistan Pamir - Introduction As we have come to know, the Huaorani people are among the fiercest hunting and gathering tribal people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. For a time they lived in complete isolation up until the 1950s when Evangelical Christian missionaries sought to convert them to Christianity. Since then, they have become an endangered people as the Christian missionaries had opened the gate to other forms of Western exploitation such as the crude oil company threatening their way of life. Most Huaorani say that they regret the day they have even come in contact with the Christians as many Huaoranis have contracted certain diseases that they are not immune to such as polio....   [tags: Indigenous Peoples]
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Three Steps to a better Afghanistan - Three Steps to a Better Afghanistan Afghanistan has never been a role model for the rest of the world on how to operate. They have faced invasion, corruption, poverty and starvation multiple times, but the country and its people always recover to a survivable point. The country is currently facing having to recover once again. With an economy dependent largely upon foreign aid, changes must be made to make the country self-reliant. To truly understand the changes that Afghanistan must make to foster the growth of a strong economy, the country’s current situation must be examined....   [tags: Economy, Gorvernment, International Events]
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Geography: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - ... Shockingly, nearly 27 percent of respondents from Kabul stated their latrine is within their compound, but is not a pit or flush latrine (Redaelli 35). Access to electricity continues to remain problematic. Similar to the use of sanitation and water, only about 30 percent of the urban population has access to public electricity and less than one percent has a personal generator (Redaelli 35). The most common form of communications in Afghanistan is the cellular phone. The country has many service providers each with its own unique operating procedures....   [tags: islamic republic, borders]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Underground Economy in Afghanistan - The underground economy is a very complex structure, functioning outside the restrictions of legal and tax systems (Tradelinks, 2013). It is also vastly known as the world’s fastest growing economy. Afghanistan is a country located in Southern Asia, East of Iran and North and West of Pakistan. According to the official CIA website, the total population of this war-torn country is 31,108,077 (2013). The country of Afghanistan is often in the eyes of the media, and has had some very tough times because of its corrupt reputation....   [tags: Current Events, Tax Systems, Middle East]
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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 are 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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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...   [tags: Politics, The Fall of the Taliban, Gender Roles] 1520 words
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Children of Conflict in Afghanistan - ... Although millions of Afghanis have returned to school after the collapse of Taliban in 2002, thousands of children still work in the street to sustain their families. Children at the age of ten and older would love to go to school and learn. However, with the poverty they’re living in, it is difficult to survive and go to school at the same time. Poverty ridden children are unable to maintain their grades due to a lack of stability in their lives. They go to work on the streets of Kabul offering whatever service they can so they can meet their physiological needs (“AFGHANISTAN: Poverty forces children to quit school to work”.) While in the United States, two-hundred and forty thousand c...   [tags: unfortunate children, money, military]
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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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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...   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Modernization in Afghanistan and Iran - The process of Modernization in Afghanistan under King Amanullah Khan and Iran under Shah Reza Pahlavi The modernization process has been experienced in different ways by different countries that some of them succeeded and some of them failed. Theoretically it has been defined as “a concept in the sphere of social science that refers to the process in which society goes through industrialization, urbanization and other social changes” (Zapf, 2004).Even there is no single approach toward this process, evolutionism, diffusionism, structural functionalism, systems theory and interactionism as well as other disciplines such as political science, economics, anthropology, psychology and others ar...   [tags: Amanullah Kahn, Shah Reza Pahlavi, social]
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Globalization Process in Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a very troubled country. Its recent history is full of wars and revolutions that undermined its democratic and economic status in the world. Afghanistan's economy is recovering from decades of conflict. The economy has improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 largely because of the infusion of international assistance, the recovery of the agricultural sector, and service sector growth. Despite the progress of the past few years, Afghanistan is extremely poor, landlocked, and highly dependent on foreign aid....   [tags: Globalization Essays]
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Security Governance in Afghanistan - ... Now the questions are even if they do not withdraw completely and remain with a less number of troops how it will affect the security in Afghanistan. What new strategies Afghanistan may bring on its security governance. What is going to happen to peace negotiation. Let’s pretend if they security issues are solved what will happen economically in Afghanistan since with this troops we need billions of dollars to manage it and operate. I believe no matter the size of an international residual force, and despite the apparent success of the April 5 election, people remained concerned that Afghan stability is at risk from weak and corrupt Afghan governance and insurgent safe havens in Pakistan...   [tags: women's education, taliban, US role]
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Modernization: Afghanistan vs India - Department of Political Science and Humanities The Final Research Paper December 4th, 2013 State Building and Political Development Kohistani ID# 8709 Professor: Isaqzadeh State Building (POL-335)-Sections One The 2013 Fall Semester Modernization in Afghanistan vs. India The political scientists, economists, philosophers, and other scientists have different views and ideas about development and modernization such as, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Lenin, Baron, and Frank are the different scientist that introduced development theory....   [tags: political science, Amanullah Kahn, colonial power]
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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’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 th...   [tags: Human Rights]
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Ethnic Conflict in Afghanistan - In the past ten years the Afghan Government has been dealing with a number of issues that have caused problems for the country, problems such as illegal drug trade, terrorism and violence. But nowadays they are fighting a problem that has long existed between people, and quite recently has taken a whole new aspect to it. Ethnic conflict is the destructive factor that has caused problems between people for generations, often leading to fights, outbreak of violence and grudge between different ethnicities....   [tags: politics, afghan goverment. energy]
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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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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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Rural Poverty in The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - ... As a result of the increased number of drug users, HIV/AIDS is also emerging as another health concern. Cholera, measles, meningitis, and malaria are also frequent epidemics. Because there has been a civil war in the past three decades in Afghanistan, its health is in need of improvement. There are also other diseases existent in Afghanistan such as tuberculosis, polio, leprosy, typhoid fever, and hepatitis A (an indication of poor sanitation) (Health Afghanistan, 1). “Afghanistan today suffers from one of the worst health crises in the world....   [tags: southern asia, clans, state of poverty]
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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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Child and Infant Mortality Rate in Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a country in war and a country in devastation. Afghanistan has one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates and the world’s highest birth rates. Because of the high infant mortality rates, they also have many problems in health, sanitation, and a lack of food they have. Because of poor health and sanitation in the country of Afghanistan, the Afghanis have many sicknesses and diseases. Sickness causes high infant mortality rates. The diseases that cause high death rates are bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, and rabies (Demographics 2013)....   [tags: Demographic Transition, Medical Service]
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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: The Kite Runner Essays]
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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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Sleeping With the Devil": U.S Intervention in Afghanistan - ... The unpopularity of Communism created a conflict within Afghanistan, and so the Soviets responded to support those who were in favor of Communism. Those who opposed Communism outnumbered the supporters, and took up arms to even fight back the repressive regime. Those who put up resistance, or were rebellious, were collectively called the Mujahedeen. Much like when America intruded in the civil conflict of Vietnam to stop Communism, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December of 1979 to help extend Communism....   [tags: taliban control, global police force, roosevelt]
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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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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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Civil Society Oversight in Afghanistan and Nepal - Introduction What is state security. It is thought to be the maintenance and stability of a state, but when it comes to a failing state, security becomes more than just that. Security begins to take on a whole new meaning. Added to maintenance and stability, security means the safety and welfare of the citizens of that particular state.1 Civil Society is the part of society that consists of organizations and institutions that help protect human rights such as freedom of speech. These organizations are called non-government organizations (NGOs)....   [tags: politics, state security, turmoil]
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Arranged Marriages and its Effects in Afghanistan - Imagine seeing a girl no older than eight years old, being forced into marriage to a man twice her age. For many girls around the world being forced into marriage to much older men is an everyday occurrence in their lives. The word “arranged” is not usually associated with the word “forced” but in cases like these the girls have no choice but to agree to marry. Arranged marriages are deeply imbedded into the cultures of some countries with girls being promised into marriage when they are as young as a month old and marrying before they reach maturity....   [tags: Cultural Factors, Martial Relations]
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Religious Practices: A True Religion in Afghanistan - ... The Sunnis makes up seventy-five to ninety percent of all Muslims. Ahl as-Sunnah is also another name for the Sunnis. Ahl as-Sunnah means, "people of the tradition.” The Shias are the 2nd largest and most popular categories in the Islamic religious structure. About ten to twenty percent of the religion is made up of Shias (Armstrong, 2000). The Shias are the second largest branch of religion in the Islamic religion structure. Unlike the Sunnis, the Shia's believe that Muhammad picked his own son-in-law as his heir and only certain descendants of Allah could be the person who leads prayers in a Muslim worship (Banuazizi, 1986)....   [tags: islamic god, allah, non-muslims]
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Women’s Rights Violations in Afghanistan - Ever since the Taliban took over they have been violating the rights of their people especially the women. If seen anywhere alone or uncovered the women get punished usually either getting beat or held captive. This is very common for the women in Afghanistan to experience. The Taliban uses the Islamic Koran book as their way of doing things. The Islamic Koran is a sacred book seen as almost like a bible. The Taliban interprets what they get out of this book into their way of life. However their interpretation of it is more of a punishing form for the women....   [tags: The Taliban, Islamic Militants]
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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: Essays on Politics] 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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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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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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Comparative Analysis of Modernization - Comparative Analysis of Modernization Afghanistan and Japan Introduction: “The concept of modernization comes from a view of societies as having a standard uni-linear evolutionary pattern, as described in the social evolutionism theories” (Modernization). Modernization is the process of transition from a traditional and pre-modern society to a modern society. Societies must follow this process to achieve modernity. Also, urbanization and industrialization are two other processes that are linked to modernization....   [tags: Afghanistan, Japan]
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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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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’s Mujahideen Insurgency Between 1979 and 1989 - ... Having support from many countries, especially the US as the super power give Afghanistan’s mujahideen big opportunity to win the war against Soviet. Furthermore, in case of internal support, mujahideen insurgent has most of Afghan population support, especially in the rural areas and this make Soviet hard to do its counter insurgency as experts such as David Galula and Roger Trinquier stated that “population centric” such as local people support is crucial thing to have in order to win from insurgency beside the “enemy centric” such as the mujahideen insurgent itself....   [tags: saudi arabia,soviet union,tailaban]
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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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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 - 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- 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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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 Taliban: Deprivers of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan - ... Without money, this can lead to a shortage of food and the possible loss of necessities. Women that did have an education and had a job had to quit immediately. The Taliban often threatened to hurt them personally or they sent them cruel letters with threats in them. One teacher still has the note that reads, “We warn you to leave you job as soon as possible otherwise we will cut off the heads of your children and shall set fire to your daughter” (Baker). Many women quit their job because they feared not only for their families but also for themselves....   [tags: afghan girl, afghan culture, burqa]
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