Tag Archives: Rashid Dostum

Afghanistan’s Dostum Problem

Whether Afghanistan's First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum is convicted or not, there will be anger and accusations that the rule of law has been cheated.

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Beyond the Brazen Attack on Afghan Parliament

The attack on the Afghan parliament was a grim reminder the militants are hard to vanquish on the battlefield. The spike in violence has put Afghanistan’s rag-tag security forces under more pressure than at any time in the past six months.

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Tightrope Walk for the New Afghan Leader

International community’s response to Afghanistan’s unity government deal seems to be over-optimistic. It’s a curt reminder of political wheeling and dealing in a nascent democracy that remains mired in primitive tribalism and warlordism.

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