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  Foreign relations of Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Afghanistan's relations with Iran have fluctuated over the years, with periodic disputes over the water rights of the Helmand River as the main issue of contention.
Afghanistan's relations with newly independent Tajikistan have been complicated by political upheaval and civil war in Tajikistan, which spurred some 100,000 Tajiks to seek refuge in Afghanistan in late 1992 and early 1993.
During the Soviet occupation, the United Nations was highly critical of the U.S.S.R.'s interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan and was instrumental in obtaining a negotiated Soviet withdrawal under the terms of the Geneva Accords.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Afghanistan   (2204 words)

  
 105 Hearings: Unprinted Senate Hearings by Title (1997- 1998)
Foreign Relations 19970724 NOMINATIONS: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Maura Harty, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay, and James F. Mack, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana,...
Foreign Relations 19980225 NOMINATIONS: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of William Joseph Burns, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and Ryan Clark Crocker, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic,...
Foreign Relations 19980923 NOMINATIONS: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Robert C. Randolph, of Washington, to be Assistant Administrator for Asia and Near East Affairs, Agency for International Development, B. Lynn Pascoe, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Malaysia, and Diane Edith Watson, of California, to be Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia,...
www.lib.ncsu.edu /congbibs/senate/105hrupt.html   (4301 words)

  
 Afghanistan (12/05)
Afghanistan is endowed with natural resources, including extensive deposits of natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, and precious and semiprecious stones.
Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world; mine-related injuries number up to 100 per month, and an estimated 200,000 Afghans have been disabled by landmine/unexploded ordinances (UXO) accidents.
Afghanistan's relations with Tajikistan have been complicated by political upheaval and civil war in Tajikistan, which spurred some 100,000 Tajiks to seek refuge in Afghanistan in late 1992 and early 1993.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5380.htm   (6932 words)

  
 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Middle East - Afghanistan - Foreign Relations
Afghanistan is now an active member of the international community, and has extended diplomatic relations with countries from around the world.
Afghanistan's relations withTajikistan have been complicated by political upheaval and civil war in Tajikistan, which spurred some 100,000 Tajiks to seek refuge in Afghanistan in late 1992 and early 1993.
During the Soviet occupation, the United Nations was highly critical of the U.S.S.R.'s interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan and was instrumental in obtaining a negotiated Soviet withdrawal under the terms of the 1988 Geneva Accords.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/af/Afghanistan_relations_summary.htm   (1347 words)

  
 Post-Election Security in Afghanistan - Council on Foreign Relations
The United States had some 20,000 troops in Afghanistan for the elections, and another 13,000 soldiers from thirty-five countries are serving as part of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
He said U.S. troops should shift their focus from Afghanistan to neighboring countries, where he said stopping militants from crossing the border or blocking their money flow and supply chains would be more effective at preventing attacks.
In the past, fighting in Afghanistan has stopped through the harsh winters, when mountain passes used to travel are closed by heavy snow and inclement weather makes it difficult to fly helicopters.
www.cfr.org /publication/8888/postelection_security_in_afghanistan.html   (1875 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Foreign relations of Afghanistan Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The former Taliban regime subscribed to an extreme form of Islam that is seen by most in the Moslem world to go beyond the teachings of the Koran.
One of the issues in the Taliban regime was the roles of women, as the Taliban regime suscribed to the belief that women should not work, should not be schooled, and must be under the direct guidance of men.
India always had friendly ties with Afghanistan but it was revoked when the bigoted Taliban took over.
www.ipedia.com /foreign_relations_of_afghanistan.html   (2095 words)

  
 Peace Corps Online | May 12, 2004: Headlines: COS - Afghanistan: Congress: US Senate: RPCV Thomas Gouttierre testifies ...
The population and commercial centers of Afghanistan are being resuscitated.
The Center for Afghanistan Studies is proud to be a partner with USAID, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the Department of State, and the Afghan Ministry of Education in this effort.
The reconstruction of Afghanistan’s ground transport infrastructure is improving access of Afghans to their government and regional commercial centers.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/467/2021777.html   (2663 words)

  
 Foreign relations of Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Georgia's location, nestled between the Black Sea, Russia, and Turkey, gives it strategic importance far beyond its size.
Georgia has a long and close relationship with Russia, but it is reaching out to its other neighbors and looking to the West in search of alternatives and opportunities.
It signed a partnership and cooperation agreement with the European Union, participates in the Partnership for Peace, and encourages foreign investment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Georgia   (304 words)

  
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It argues that `post-conflict' peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan may depend on a dramatic expansion of institutionalized economic interdependence: this will not necessarily require obeisance to standard international policy paradigms and it will have to draw on existing patterns of interdependence, even though many of these are rooted in brutally exploitative war economy conditions.
Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S.; Establishment of a workable government; Election of the Loya Jirga, the country's legislative body.
As the war in Iraq seems to be ending, the war in Afghanistan seems to be horribly alive, particularly in the south of the country.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/afgha03/afgha03.htm   (3898 words)

  
 Articles - Foreign relations of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Its first major independent foreign policy action was to conclude an agreement in 1944 with New Zealand dealing with the security, welfare, and advancement of the people of the independent territories of the Pacific (the ANZAC pact).
Australia has devoted particular attention to relations between developed and developing nations, with emphasis on the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)--Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Brunei--and the island states of the South Pacific.
Australia has official relations with a number of countries, with these countries it maintains an embassy or in the case of Commonwealth countries, a high commission.
www.centralairconditioners.net /articles/Foreign_relations_of_Australia   (3123 words)

  
 Afghanistan Fact Page
Following the Taliban's resistance to Islamabad's pressure to comply with relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and surrender Usama bin Laden after the September 11 bombings in New York City and Washington, DC, Pakistan dramatically altered its policy by closing its border and downgrading its ties.
The first extensive American contact with Afghanistan was made by Josiah Harlan, an adventurer from Pennsylvania who was an adviser in Afghan politics in the 1830s.
  After the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1934, the U.S. policy of helping developing nations raises their standard of living was an important factor in maintaining and improving U.S.-Afghan ties.
www2.hawaii.edu /~marissaa/factpage.htm   (1647 words)

  
 Afghanistan (04/05)
Sponsored by the UN, Afghan factions opposed to the Taliban met in Bonn, Germany in early December and agreed to restore stability and governance to Afghanistan by creating an interim government and establishing a process to move toward a permanent government.
Hamid Karzai was announced as the official winner on November 3, 2004, and inaugurated on December 7, 2004, for a five-year term as Afghanistan's first democratically elected president.
At an international donors’ conference in Berlin in April 2004, donors pledged $4.5 billion for Afghanistan over the next year, and a total of $8.2 billion over the next three years.
users.tns.net /~parwin/politics/Documents/Afghanisgtan/Afghanistan.htm   (6806 words)

  
 Afghanistan Bilateral relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The UN mission in Afghanistan, UNSMA, was headed by a member of the Federal Foreign Office, Dr Holl, as Special Representative of the Secretary-General from July 1996 to the end of 1997.
Priorities in bilateral development cooperation between Germany and Afghanistan are establishing a suitable framework for developing the private sector and free-market mechanisms, rehabilitating the power sector with the focus on renewable energies and the reconstruction of urban drinking water facilities.
The resumption of cultural relations was able to draw on a well-established network of dedicated Germans and Afghans and the traditional cooperation between universities and other cultural institutions has been revived.
www.auswaertiges-amt.de /www/en/laenderinfos/laender/laender_ausgabe_html?type_id=14&land_id=1   (1760 words)

  
 MOFA: Japan-Afghanistan Relations
In February, 2002, however, to follow up on the International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan and to contribute to the peace and reconstruction process of the country, the Embassy of Japan in Afghanistan was reopened.
Symposium "Peace Building in Afghanistan: Symposium on Progress in Post-war Reconstruction and Related Issues" to be held with the Participation of Mr.
Makiko Tanaka, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Agreement concerning the Establishment of an Interim Authority in Afghanistan (December 2001)
www.mofa.go.jp /region/middle_e/afghanistan   (2248 words)

  
 Foreign Relations & the Department of State
When researching foreign relations it is important to remember who all the players are.
Foreign Relations of the United States via the University of Wisconsin Libraries (1863 forward)
Contains transcripts of interviews with 893 diplomats spanning the major diplomatic crises and issues that faced the U.S. during the second half of the twentieth century.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /doemoff/govinfo/federal/gov_dptstgde.html   (1301 words)

  
 [Islam-Online- Top News]
The Iranian elite is quick to eulogize their state for being Islamic and despite the victory of reformers in Iran, skepticism abounds in the Persian world regarding the morality of some of Iran’s foreign policies.
At the height of the Red Army’s engagement in atrocities in Afghanistan, it was the same powerful entities that maintained good relations with the Soviet Union, despite the horror that was inflicted on their Afghan brothers.
Iran has shipped arms to central Afghanistan for the resistance against the Afghan government, has become involved in espionage leading to unnecessary meddling in its neighbor’s internal affairs, and treated Mazar-I-Sharif as the capital instead of Kabul.
www.islamonline.net /IOL-English/dowalia/special-7/nrep5.asp   (590 words)

  
 SANDNet Weekly Update, August 21, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Sadaaki Numata said that resumption of aid through the Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) program to Pakistan and India was contingent upon their signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and that signing the CTBT would facilitate the resumption of economic cooperation between Japan and Pakistan.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori is visiting South Asia beginning August 19 to promote Japan's foreign policy goals, which include safe sea routes for energy supplies and nuclear non-proliferation, though the trip is also in recognition of India's status as a rising international power.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar said that Pakistan will maintain the ceasefire despite the breakdown of talks between the Hizbul and India, and said, "Our troops will not fire unless provoked." He also repeated that a settlement in the Kashmir is impossible without including Pakistan in the dialogue.
www.nautilus.org /archives/sand/Updates2000/Aug21.html   (2384 words)

  
 Table of contents for Library of Congress control number 89031506   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Post-withdrawal Afghanistan: light at the end of the tunnel Louis Dupree 4.
Afghanistan and soviet alliances Robert F. Miller 8.
The Afghanistan 'settlement' and the future of world politics Richard A. Falk 10.
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/cam021/89031506.html   (168 words)

  
 CORNELIUS VAN H. ENGERT PAPERS: FOLDER LISTING CONTINUED
of State mainly regarding governmental affairs and foreign relations in Afghanistan, with discussion of refugees from Russia, currency circulation, mining, General Motors of India, leprosy, tribal disturbances, Red Crescent, agriculture, and relations with Germany.
of State mainly regarding governmental affairs and foreign relations in Afghanistan, with discussion of the Afghan National Bank, the Royal Family, Daniel Schlumberger and the French Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan, relations with Switzerland, telecommunications, and trade laws.
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous TMss collected by Cornelius Van H. Engert during his service in Afghanistan mostly regarding the status of Syria and Lebanon in 1941, all found in a packet together with the material in the preceding folder which was declassified by the National Archives in 1987.
www.library.georgetown.edu /dept/speccoll/fl/f169}13.htm   (1721 words)

  
 CORNELIUS VAN H. ENGERT PAPERS: FOLDER LISTING CONTINUED
DESCRIPTION: 12 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of education, relations with Hungary, restriction of opium cultivation, German propaganda and a visit by Baldur von Schirach of Reich Youth Movement, import quotas, and the military.
DESCRIPTION: 10 carbon reports by Cornelius Van H. Engert for the Sec'y of State regarding Iranian governmental affairs and foreign relations, with discussion of relations with Hungary, the National Bank of Iran, and the ratification of the Saadabad Pact by Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan.
Discussion of relations with Iran, Turkey, Iraq, the United States, and the Soviet Union; Faiz Mohamed; the Asiatic Pact; the Middle Eastern Four-Power Pact (Saadabad Pact); Soviet Central Asia; "the Fundamental Principles of the Government of Afghanistan" and Afghan law; the legal status of foreigners; and the escape of Mohamed Umar Khan from India.
www.library.georgetown.edu /dept/speccoll/fl/f169}10.htm   (2227 words)

  
 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 2003063965   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This book argues that political Islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America’s embrace of proxy war after its defeat in Vietnam.
Mamdani writes with great insight about the Reagan years, showing America’s embrace of the highly ideological politics of “good” against “evil.” Identifying militant nationalist governments as Soviet proxies in countries such as Nicaragua and Afghanistan, the Reagan administration readily backed terrorist movements, hailing them as the “moral equivalents” of America’s Founding Fathers.
The era of proxy wars has come to an end with the invasion of Iraq.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/random047/2003063965.html   (313 words)

  
 US Department of State – Home Page
Secretary Rice Visiting Iraq With British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw
Secretary Rice (Apr. 2): "The Iraqi people...need a government that is broadly based, a government in which people will have confidence and that can show strong leadership...so we're going to urge that the negotiations be wrapped up and a government formed." More from travel to Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Iraq.
External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
www.state.gov   (285 words)

  
 SANDNet Weekly Update, May 17, 2000
Despite a Pakistan Supreme Court ruling that supports the Musharraf regime [see Pakistan: Domestic Politics, below], a U.S. State Department spokesperson said that "the court decision does not change U.S. policy.
Pakistan-U.S. relations will remain strained and will not return to normal until democracy is fully restored." U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen said that the U.S. wants to develop a "better relationship" with Pakistan despite differences on the issue of nuclearization.
Shireen M Mazari (in the News) argues that the U.S. has come to realize that the direct "stick" approach has failed to affect Pakistani policy regarding democracy and nuclear weaponization and that the U.S. has no substantive "carrot" to offer Pakistan.
www.nautilus.org /archives/sand/Updates2000/May17.html   (2004 words)

  
 GOV233: Problems in Political Development / Rebuilding Afghanistan
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Women - Afghanistan - History - 20th century
Country links on the University of Michigan's website, America's War Against Terrorism.
www.smith.edu /libraries/research/class/gov233.htm   (247 words)

  
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