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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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Agriculture in Afghanistan - “Much Afghan produce has unlimited demand in regional markets and in terms of soil and sun, water and weather, Afghanistan has the ideal growing conditions of California and Chile.” (Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock). “Garden City”. When you hear this phrase you don't instantly think about Afghanistan. Kabul, Afghanistan however was know as the Garden City for a long time. This however does not ring true today. After decades of war Afghanistan's agricultural prowess is not what it once was....   [tags: Afghanistan Produce]
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A Broad Look at Afghanistan - Culture The definition of a culture has changed drastically over the history of people trying to define it. The common theme that resides in most definitions is the notion that a group of people whose knowledge and behaviors are learned and passed down from generation to generation. The question is what determines the development of these behaviors and beliefs of a particular culture. This is a question that has no clear cut answer, despite the extensive research that has been conducted in this field of study....   [tags: Afghanistan Essays]
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The Dichotomy of Photojournalism in the Afghanistan War - Journalism is considered by many to essential in maintaining a democracy and the trust of the people within it. The public relies on journalism and media, to close the distance between current events and the public to facilitate immediate attention. The use of photojournalism in times of war is depended on, in order to create a type of vicarious experience for the reade;, so they in some way can experience the conflict themselves without physically being there. However, I have come to notice an issue within the way media is proposed....   [tags: journalism, afghanistan, photojournalism]
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Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan - Ask a random American what they know about Afghanistan and you may notice a look of perplexity befall upon their face. Most Americans aren’t very familiar with Afghanistan. Other than the ongoing “war on terror” in Afghanistan the knowledge of the country is shallow at best. Even retired general Stanley McChrystal admitted this much according to a 2011 article where he is quoted as saying, "We didn't know enough and we still don't know enough. Most of us, me included, had a very superficial understanding of the situation and history, and we had a frighteningly simplistic view of recent history, the last 50 years." (Walsh, Declan) Aside the fact that the US is involved in an ongoing military...   [tags: Afghanistan’s Poppy Problem]
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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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Overview of Afghanistan's Woes - Afghanistan is classified as the as the fifth least developed country in the world, by the UN global human development index which ranks each country by their citizens income, life expectancy and the populations literacy rate, National Human Development Report (NHDR) for 2007. Afghanistan’s classification as one of the least developed nations in the world. The countries downfall began when the Soviet Union invaded the nation in 1979. Similar conflicts have also plagued the nation 35 years onwards....   [tags: Afghanistan History, Politics]
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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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Afghanistan National Reconciliation and Peace Process - Summary: After decades of war in Afghanistan in late 2001, first attempts have already been made by Afghans and international organizations to consult the Afghan people on how to build capacities in pace-building which was an encouraging sign. However, the people in general are still too reluctant to speak about their suffering during the war. Instead, their current priority is to struggle for economic survival in the highly competitive post-conflict reconstruction business with its emerging social injustice....   [tags: War in Afghanistan, Afghans, Conflict, Economy]
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The Taliban has Implemented Censorship in Afghanistan - Immediately after the overthrow of King Zahir Shah in 1973, Afghanistan began to experience a drastic increase of media restrictions under its next ruling powers. However, when the Taliban gained control in 1996, the Islamic State of Afghanistan began a period of regulation which can be considered the most restricted in the world. Censorship is the act of a government or powerful group filtering information, news, and media to fit approved topics and categories. Under censorship, the people now have to be cautious of what they write, say, or do because if it’s deemed "offensive" or “illegal”, they can be penalized....   [tags: King Zahir, Afghanistan, Middle East, Censorship]
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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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The War in Afghanistan - The war in Afghanistan was a part of the Cold War, which was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces and Mujahedeen, which were composed of two alliances– the Peshawar Seven and the Tehran Eight. The United States, along with the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and other countries supported the Peshawar Seven insurgents by training them and giving them weapon and money. The Eight alliances were supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The primary Soviet positioning of the Army in Afghanistan began on the 24th of December, 1979, under Soviet general Leonid Brezhnev and the last troop removal started on the 15th of May, 1988, and was finished on February 15, 1989, under the last Soviet leader...   [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 Economy of Afghanistan - ... The misery index adds the inflation rate and the unemployment rate. 35% unemployment plus the 5.3 inflation rate leads to a misery index of 40.3, extremely high. However graphs show a positive trend when looking at the unemployment rate. Interests rate also affect the mindsets of home buyers. More specifically they are currently triggering doubt. Afghanistan’s property rights are damaged as it is. There is a weak protection due to lack of property registries and land tiling database. This leads to disputes over who owns land....   [tags: taliban, inflation rate, assistance] 1374 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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The War in Afghanistan - ... In Afghanistan the wounds of the long conflict, lasting for more than two decades, are still too fresh to allow for public discourse on reconciliation. Instead, the term peace-building has been promulgated by Afghan organizations which recently started to raise awareness on this issue. A related issue, namely addressing the wide-spread traumatization of almost the entire population, is still impeded by a social taboo against war victims. So far, only the Afghanistan independent human rights commission (AIHRC) and a few international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have started to break the silence, slowly building up Afghan expertise in the legal, social and medical field....   [tags: strategy, truth-telling] 2103 words
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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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Wars in Afghanistan - ... This led to opposition by a group named Mujahadeen also known as guerilla forces, who was supported by United States. Mujahadeen are people who considered themselves ‘Islamic Warriors” or Afghanistan’s freedom fighters. In 1988, Soviet Union removed its forces from Afghanistan after the orders of Mikhail Gorbachev, a leader of Soviet Union. The withdrawal of the Soviet Union forces from Afghanistan in 1989, gave rise to an immense power vacuum that was fulfilled by the commanders of the Mujahadeen....   [tags: religious, power, taliban] 909 words
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Afghanistan and Somalia - ... for military equipment and economic aid after the war with Ethiopia in the 1970s. Civil war within the 1980s directed the downfall of Somalia's vital government in 1991. Numerous groupings of Somali factions, occasionally supported by external forces, pursued to control the national territory and fought one another. From 1992-1994, the U.S. took part in operations, which were aimed to provide assistance to Somalis ("U.S. Relations with Somalia"). A major operation or mission performed on October 3, 1993 was the Battle of Mogadishu....   [tags: terrorist, evoke disorder, United States] 779 words
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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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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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Development of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - If I say Afghanistan, then what do some people will reflect about Afghanistan. The answer is obvious that most of people will think about blood, combat and destroyed places. It is fact that Afghanistan is not a developed country, but still people can see some obvious progress in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has been under the governor of many countries for thirty years. At first British come to Afghanistan in order to colonize India then Russia came in Afghanistan for the same purpose, and finally Taliban came and made Afghanistan ground of war....   [tags: taliban, russia, social development]
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Afghanistan in the Way of Development - Why is Afghanistan not a developed country, where it was the crossroad of great empires Alexander the great, Persian empire, Genghis khan, British, Soviet Union empires. Afghanistan is a country with really complex history, which is located in southern Asia and it is often called the cross road of central Asia. The country is made up of different ethnic of people who are speaking different languages. Afghanistan occupied by British and Soviet armies. The Soviet Union and British empires sent more than thousands of their troops and immediately took political and military control....   [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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Canadians in Afghanistan for the Long Haul - Canadians in Afghanistan for the Long Haul It's not as if the news out of Afghanistan has ever been reassuring. From the deaths of four Canadian soldiers by friendly fire in April 2002, to the suicide attacker who took the life of Cpl. Jamie Murphy, 26, of Conception Harbour, Nfld., in January 2004, to the axe assault early this month that wounded Capt. Trevor Greene - Canada's post-9/11 Afghan missions have provided one jolt of violent news after another. Can there really be a Canadian left who imagines this was ever an old-style PEACEKEEPING mission....   [tags: public opinions, polls] 1803 words
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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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The Afghanistan Government and Election - ... II. Problems: There are many concerns in regard to the 2014 withdrawal of US and international forces from Afghanistan. Up until now, it was the international forces providing Afghanistan with army assistance to fight against the terrorist groups (the Taliban and Al-Qaida) and it was getting better day by day. In addition, it is very important to have the assistance of International forces in order to have a free and fair election. However, if the international forces will withdraw Afghanistan will not see ‘’a day light’’....   [tags: security, economic, polticial, withdrawn] 1059 words
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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 - Afghanistan is a country that is mysterious to many outsiders. From the harsh landscape to the traditional social norms shared by its people, Afghanistan continues to mystify the world. The country’s unique location has influenced its history and people, and that of the nations and armies that have tried to conquer it. Like all nations, Afghanistan’s geography, infrastructure, history and people contribute to the overall culture of the country. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is located in southern Asia....   [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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US Military and the War in Afghanistan - ... Some would say, “It’s the job of the American Soldier for fight for freedom, enemies of the United States of America foreign and domestic.” Absolutely it’s the job of a Soldier to fight for freedom. Once that freedom is won in a foreign nation, what happens next. Do they just withdraw from the country and move on. No, Soldiers train; it’s what they do; not something they do. The best possible idea for starting the draw of forces in Afghanistan is to start with the train up of Afghanistan Army....   [tags: international relations, US foreign policy] 1553 words
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Afghanistan: A Country of No Hope - ... Another thing is that we were in Afghanistan to control opium production to lower the Taliban’s income but however Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013 (yahoo news). This is because most of the government is ran by war and drug lords in fact General Mohammed Daoud and Walid are known to be well known drug traffickers. These government officials run the illegal drug business and there the reason that drugs are a major problem and power the Taliban (http://www.peacealliancewinnipeg.ca)....   [tags: military, hope, war, peace] 1095 words
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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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Contraception Options for Women in Afghanistan - Contraception Options for Women Introduction and Background: Infant mortality is the fourth and sixth leading cause of death in Afghanistan (HEALTH PROFILE : AFGHANISTAN).According to The World Fact Book, 119.41 infants died per 1,000 live births, which is the highest infant mortality rate in the world. Infants die due to low birth weights, labor complications, and lack of family planning. On average a woman dies every 30 minutes in Afghanistan from a perinatal event; therefore, the infant mortality rate will remain at a high level (Johnson, 2011)....   [tags: high infant moratility rate]
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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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History of Afghanistan and Pakistan - ... By integrating Afghanistan into wider regional political and economic structures India hopes to gain access into more central Asian markets and booster its own national security. Indian wants to deter Pakistan from dominating Afghanistan’s political anti-Indian extremists. By strengthening Afghanistan, India a removes the threat of Afghanistan as a breeding ground for Anti Indian terrorists who have attacked India in the past. Though India wants to keep Pakistani influence in Afghanistan to a minimum , India's overall foreign policy toward Afghanistan is geared primarily at advancing India’s broader domestic and regional interests and has little to do with Pakistan....   [tags: soviets, taliban, islamic nations] 1183 words
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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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Punishments Inflicted on Women in Afghanistan - “Every day I was abused by my husband and his family. Mentally and physically; Then one day it became unbearable, so I ran away." In 2010 a young Afghan woman had her nose and ears cut off. Aesha Mohammadzai first appeared on the cover of time magazine in 2010 and shared her story on how her husband and in-laws cut off her nose and ears as punishment for trying to run away. Three years later Mohammadzai began her reconstructive surgery and life with her new foster family and is studying English in school....   [tags: Taliban dictatorship]
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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 - Children of Conflict: Afghanistan In the crowded city of Kabul there is a growing population of about six million children who dropped out of school to work and support their families. These children over work themselves every day to earn 10 cents per plastic bag, running between cars after pedestrians. Girls disguise themselves as boys so they would be able to go and sell plastic bags and earn a few Afghanis to get some bread to feed the family. The United Nations estimated that there are about fifty-thousand street children in Kabul alone....   [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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COIN Compaigns: Vietnam and Afghanistan - ... “We assert the primacy of indigenous government, and then cannot find a leader – or party or movement – which shares our stated values and has the domestic authority and/or credibility to channel our aid and advice into programs that consolidate the consent of the governed while suppressing the irreconcilable.” (Ahern, 2002). Diem’s failure in implementing the U.S. government’s political reform plan, an Anti-Communist campaign consisting of a military government, caused his forced removal as head of the South Vietnamese state....   [tags: political, legitimacy, failed, practices] 1312 words
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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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Characteristic of Afghanistan Mujahideen Insurgency - I. Introduction The Afghanistan insurgency between 1979 and 1989 ended with the withdrawal of the Soviet Union armed forces . This “successful” rebellion was not merely because the Soviet Union saw the Taliban as a simple Islamist movement and underestimated their resistant, but it was also believed that the special characteristics that the Taliban insurgents possess, such as motivation and strategy played important role. This article will assess the special characteristics that identify Taliban as an insurgent group, specifically on the purpose and motivation of their fight, popular support and the strategies and tactics that were used by them to expel the Soviet Union from Afghan soil....   [tags: sucessful rebellion, Soviet Union, world history]
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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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Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan - ... Mr. Conteh (Chief of Defence Staff) stressed that an effective security sector would ensure peace and prosperity. The security would not be temporary. Mr. Conteh pushed for reforms and the people understood the benefits of a clear national security vision and strategy (Ki-Moon). After ten years, the country had gone from ruined politically to establishing functional security institutions and going through two democratic elections. SSR has brought peace to Sierra Leone and the government and armed forces slowly rebuilt themselves to become more stable for the good of the country....   [tags: warfare, peace, soldiers, europe]
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Dictators: A Threat, especially in Afghanistan - When one looks at all of the different countries out there in the world, one can see many different forms of government. Some of these forms are more complicated than others but they all have one distinct similarity. The people of the country are free to support or oppose their government. This ability creates a circuit which provides a way for the government to know when they are going down a path the people don’t support. This feedback loop prevents the government from doing something wrong. Without this freedom, the circuit is broken and there is something wrong....   [tags: Karzai, Injustice, US involvement]
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Unseen Development in Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a nation country very different images to different people. If I call out the name of Afghanistan anywhere, how would some people think about this country. The reply is obvious that most of the people will think about bloodsheds, combats, and a completely destroyed land. It is a fact that Afghanistan is not a developed country or even hardly a developed nation, but still there are a few people who can see some obvious progress in Afghanistan. It is a country which has gone under the invention and destruction of so many other foreign countries for over three decades....   [tags: Economic Development]
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Afghanistan Rights and Laws - Afghanistan's constitution sounds utopian, the reality is far from ideal. Afghanistan's constitution is a great constitution. Its articles are very similar to Americans like the right to express yourself through speech. This means that Afghanistan should be a free country. There are many conflicts in Afghanistan causing it to be a country that has a lot of problems. Afghanistan's human rights violations should be addressed through reformations and enforcement of the law because the government seems powerless and the lack of enforcement is leaning to major violations that have severe consequences on the people....   [tags: constitution, enforcing, reformation, rights] 588 words
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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 - Security Governance in Afghanistan and the US Role A critical analysis Security Governance in Afghanistan I. Summary: Afghan security forces have lead security responsibility throughout the country, and the United States and its allies are reducing military involvement in Afghanistan. The current International security mission finishes at end of 2014 and is expected to transition to a smaller mission consisting mostly of training the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF). The number of U.S....   [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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Recent Economy of Afghanistan - ... During that time, a path had been developed by wholesalers in the city of Jalalabad for travel to western China (Pomfret 37) to deal other common exports such as fruits, nuts, gems, and Opium (“Afghanistan” World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places 2000 10). Outside of monetary assistance, the United Nations (UN) is involved with resolving conflicts involving terrorism. For instance, concurrently with the Taliban reign, the UN froze multiple Afghan government banking accounts in order to strip them of funds, but this terrorist group found bullion reserves to finance themselves and bankrupt the country in the process (Weinbaum)....   [tags: Taliban regime, opium production]
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Security Governance in Afghanistan - ... and NATO trainers and mentors, of which about two-thirds would be U.S. forces, plus about 3,000 mostly U.S. counterterrorism forces. No decisions on the residual force have been announced, in part because President Hamid Karzai refuses to sign a required Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) before he leaves office in mid-2014. All the candidates in presidential election which took place with apparent high turnout and minimal violence publicly support the agreement. But a successor will likely not take office until July 2014 at the earliest, constraining the U.S....   [tags: Taliban, Al Qaeda] 582 words
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British Invasion of Afghanistan - ... Without consulting the Afghan government, a 1907 Anglo-Russian convention made the boundary “‘permanent’.” The taking of these provinces divided the Pashtun people who had long considered themselves part of the Afghan homeland; and created deep animosity among the Pashtuns (all Taliban are Pashtuns) that survives in full force 120 years later. Neither Britain nor Pakistan ever gained full control of the Northwest Provinces but the Provinces became the source of the Islamic radicalism that spawned both Al Qaeda and the Taliban....   [tags: russians, india, women] 1018 words
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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 Oppresion in Afghanistan - Afghanistan is home to many different cultures and religious traditions. Several events have taken place within Afghanistan’s past, including decades of civil foreign occupation, along with the rule of the Taliban, that have made the country, one of the poorest, and least developed nations in the world. By examining men’s rights, and then contrasting those rights with rights of Women in Afghanistan today, facts show that Women suffer from extreme antagonistic sexual discrimination. Past women’s rights in Afghan may help to shed information as to how the country developed into what it is today, and continued efforts towards political harmony and democracy could possibly help to improve women’...   [tags: taliban, prejudice, religious traditions]
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Women Education in Afghanistan - Women Education in Afghanistan “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation” Brigham Young ("Good reads," 2008). I have started with this remarkable quote to support my topic and how the women education is important for any community and nation. I have chosen to write about the women’s education rights in Afghanistan I believe that the education of women is necessary for any country’s development. In fact, women are the mothers, sisters and daughters and they deserve to be a part of the society....   [tags: Taliban, gender equality]
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Modernization: Afghanistan vs. Turkey - ... But it was dominant only in the urban areas of Afghanistan not in rural areas. Since it was hard to reach the rural areas and the level of literacy was extremely low in those areas. They could only adhere through the use of Islam (Barfield, 1950). As Ibn Khaldon argues Blood relation generates a natural affection in human beings and they cannot allow any unfairness or damage come to upon them. Ibn-e-Khaldon also mentions that religion could be used and exert more successfully for bonding large groups collectively (Khaldon, n.d.)....   [tags: international relations] 2265 words
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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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Afghanistan and Economic Dependency - Economic Dependency The fight for control of Afghanistan’s opium economy has created a powerful entity competing for influence within an already fragile state. Worldwide drug use has led to a steady demand for Afghanistan’s opium and heroin production. The benefits for those involved including workers and farmers who produce the opium to the warlords, commanders, and international traffickers who control its movement, is great. Years after the fall of the Taliban government, some argue that the rebellion is no longer about religion or ideology, but about money and wealth....   [tags: taliban, poppy farms] 1848 words
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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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Child Trafficking in Afghanistan - ... Some bacha boys will willingly join the practice of bacha bazi, and choose the richest man. The boy would stay with that owner if they paid him a good amount, but if the owner does not pay him enough, or abuses the boy too much the boy would actually leave for another owner (“Humanitarian”). The exploited boys in the practice are called bachas which translate to boys. Although there are some boys who do this willingly, there are boys that are usually taken from their families, rejected by their families, or sacrifice themselves to help out their families....   [tags: boys, abuse, power] 1414 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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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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