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NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah Meets with Mr. John Podesta, President of the Center for American Progress (CAP), and Member of Alliance in Support of Afghan People (ASAP)

On November 7, NC A Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Mr. John Podesta, Founder of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a prominent think tank in Washington, DC, United States. NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah and Mr. Podesta, who was accompanied by several CAP members, discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and the region, the importance of the upcoming Afghan presidential and provincial council elections, as well as the scheduled political and security transitions in 2014. They also exchanged views on Afghanistan’s relations with the international community, ongoing negotiations on the US-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement, and Afghanistan’s significant achievements during the past twelve years. Both sides also discussed the formation of the Alliance in Support of the Afghan People (ASAP), a new, non-partisan coalition dedicated to protecting and building on the gains of the Afghan people since 2001. The new coalition is comprised of members of the US Congress, former Ambassadors, members of Afghan civil society and prominent political figures.

November 8, 2013 - Kabul, Afghanistan

TODAY'S WORD
Monitors Worry About Runoff Fraud
 

A number of Afghan election monitoring groups have warned that the runoff round of this year's presidential race could face increased fraud on the part of candidates so long as the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) have staff members supporting one or the other candidate and engaging in fraud themselves. more......

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Regional Experts Develop Common Vision for Future Afghanistan
Around 60 regional multidisciplinary and leading experts and specialists from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, the Central Asian Republics, China, India, Russia and Turkey presented a common view on the future of Afghanistan in Kabul through the launch of the “Joint Declaration on Regional Peace and Stability.”click here..
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Meeting a Young Dr. Abdullah

 
It had been a long journey into the Hindu Kush mountains, starting in the Northwest of Pakistan in the summer of 1987. We began by secretly crossing the border into Afghanistan, trekking through Nuristan and finally making it over half a dozen 10,000-foot mountains to the Panjshir Valley. There, I   more......
 


Abdullah Abdullah Moves Toward Center of Afghan Power

 

KABUL, Afghanistan — AFTER decades roaming the margins of power — as a close aide to the revered resistance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, as a foreign minister and later as Afghanistan’s perennial opposition leader — Abdullah Abdullah may finally be arriving at the center of it all.Since his electoral loss to President Hamid Karzai in 2009, Mr. Abdullah, who is of mixed Pashtun and Tajik ethnicity, has widened his political base, having used persuasion and energy to forge alliances built  more......

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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah: In His Own Words
 
I was born about fifty years ago in this house (pointing to his father’s house located in Kart-e-Parwan, Kabul). My father Ghulam Muhayuddin was from Kandahar province and my mother was from Panjshir. Before moving to Kart-e-Parwan my parents lived in the De Afghanan area of Kabul more......
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The Afghan Election  The Man Who Could Upset Karzai

In Afghanistan's presidential race, the top challenger to President Karzai is former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah

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