STATE AND NON-STATE JUSTICE SYSTEMS IN AFGHANISTAN: THE NEED FOR SYNERGY

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STATE AND NON-STATE JUSTICE SYSTEMS IN AFGHANISTAN: THE NEED FOR SYNERGY

By: ALI WARDAK*

INTRODUCTION

The long Afghan conflict has resulted in an extensive destruction of Afghanistan‟s state justice institutions that existed prior to the former USSR invasion of the country in December 1979. The destruction has not only included extensive damage to buildings, office furniture, official records, legal resources, and essential office equipment, but it has also included the death, imprisonment and migration of hundreds of professional justice officials, including qualified judges, prosecutors, police officers, and prison wardens.1 Following the collapse of the Taliban regime, the Bonn Agreement of December 2001 authorized formation of the Afghanistan Judicial Commission. Continue reading “STATE AND NON-STATE JUSTICE SYSTEMS IN AFGHANISTAN: THE NEED FOR SYNERGY”

There is Crossroads and there is the Silk Road

by

Dr. G. Rauf Roashan

Abstract: Policy wise the US finds itself at an important crossroads when its conflict in Iraq comes to a definitive end and its desire to pull out of Afghanistan has prompted preparations to that end. At this juncture, the visit by the US Secretary of State to Central and South Asia could be considered a milestone. In this visit she has pointed to Afghanistan Continue reading “There is Crossroads and there is the Silk Road”

Indo-Afghan Proximity Drives Pakistan Away

by: Dr. G. R. Roashan

Even before Indian independence in 1947 and the official recognition of Pakistan by Afghanistan, Indians looked at Afghanistan with awe and admiration. Earlier in 1919, King Amanullah of Afghanistan had managed to fight the greatest colonial power of the world for his country’s independence and had won both in the battlefield as well as in the diplomatic arena Afghanistan’s freedom from Great Britain.

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قبر های خالی‌

قبر های خالی‌

اثر داکتر رووف روشان

ابر شهر ها را

شب و روز نظاره کردم

دیار های ثروت را

مردمان صاحب پول ، پر از نخوت را

ضعیفان فقیر و بیقدرت را

مردمان خود پسند بی‌ برکت را

صاحبان جلال و شوکت را

بردگان عشق را غلامان شهوت را

مقام و منزلت را

زحمت را محنت را، عزت را مرتبت را

ارواح همه را دیدم؛ روان بودند

سرگردان بودند

کسانی‌ میخوابیدند در منزل

کسانی‌ زیر باران، زیر گل

و آنانکه میخفتند در هیات ها، درهلتن ها

و آنانکه میخسپیدند در شریتن ها

و آنانکه سر مینهادند در کوچه های شهر

و آنانکه میخوابیدند در صحرا، در کوهستان

ارواح همه را دیدم؛ روان بودند

سر گردان بودند

زاغ رندی دیدم بر شاخه

میقاغید: روانید: به کجا، به کجا؟

و قاغ قاغ میخندید

و میگفت: قبر ها

و قاغ قاغ میخندید و میگفت

قبر هاییکه هنوز خالی‌ اند

 

و قاغ قاغ میخندید

و از شاخه میپرید

فریمانت، کلیفورنیا

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