Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’
 

 
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‘The Base With No Foundation’

Fawaz Gerges, a prominent Middle Eastern scholar, notes that there exists a ‘terrorism narrative’ in the West. Amongst government officials and the wider public, the notion of imminent terrorist attack seems institutionali...
by Finlay Shaw
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International Political Forum

USA Triggered Afghan Corruption, Pentagon Finds

Afghanistan is facing a dramatic election crisis which threatens to tear the country apart. Although nearly 7m Afghan citizens turned up to vote, the results were dismissed by candidate Abdullah Abdullah, who alleged they had b...
by Tessa Evans
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International Political Forum

Transitional Democracy In Afghanistan’s Elections

The second round of Presidential elections in Afghanistan has brought a lot of issues to the forefront as Election Day, 14 June, approached. This election marked the first time for Afghans to witness a democratic change of powe...
by Mayda Margarita De La Fuente
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International Political Forum

Vaccine Politics : The Return Of A Global Threat

It was not long ago that a crippled man became the most powerful person on the planet. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the longest-serving President of the United States, a man who helped take the country out of an economic depre...
by Daniel Cavanillas
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International Political Forum

Sorry, Sarah: Why The Left Owes Palin An Apology Over Ukraine

As one of the most derided political figures of the 21st century, Sarah Palin’s authority to speak on American foreign policy is by all accounts non-existent. Unrelenting attacks by the liberal media have rendered this forme...
by Richard Corlett
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International Political Forum

Hope Returns To Afghanistan In Landmark Presidential Election

Afghanistan, a nation marred by violence and poverty, has been given little cause for optimism in recent times. This past weekend, however, hope returned to the hearts of the Afghan people as they came forth to cast their votes...
by John Haltiwanger
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International Political Forum

Russia: Today’s Geopolitical Counter-Force And What This Means For American Interests

When Mitt Romney labelled Russia as “America’s No.1 geopolitical foe” in his 2012 presidential campaign, the President said “the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War...
by Esma Mneina
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Australia’s Graphic Campaign Targeting Asylum Seekers: An Effective Tool?

Australia’s immigrant policies are arguably some of the toughest in the world, but the Australian Government’s latest attempt to deter asylum seekers sparked unparalleled international criticism. The new campaign fe...
by Tímea Fazekas
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Afghanistan Law To Silence Victims Of Honour Killings, Domestic Violence And Forced Marriage

A new law in Afghanistan might allow the perpetrators of domestic violence, honour killings and forced marriages to commit these crimes without any consequences – simply because they are related to the victim. The controv...
by Priyanka Mogul
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