Climate Change In Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s climate is characterized by dry and hot summers and cold winters, and most of the annual precipitation take place in the northern region in the form of snow. Afghanistan is one of the more climate vulnerable countries due to global climate change although it contributes only 0.06% of the World GHG total emissions. Afghanistan GHG total greenhouse gas emissions are below the world median of 40.4 tonne CO2 equivalent. Except for Tajikistan, Afghanistan emissions are significantly lower than its neighbors. Since 1960, the mean annual temperature in Afghanistan has increased by 0.6 °C and mean decadal temperature by 0.13 °C. During the same period, the frequency of hot days and hot night has increased in every season. Click here to read more.

A Footnote to the Afghan War of Independence or the Third Anglo-Afghan War

Amanullah Khan

Ali Ahmad Jalali
August 19, 2018

Afghanistan marked the signing of the Rawalpindi Treaty of August 8, 1919 as its official Day of Independence (celebrated in Kabul ten days later). Afghanistan has never been colonized by the British. There was no British presence in the country except during short-lived and failed British military occupations. And yet, the British control on Afghanistan external affairs, imposed following the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880), was seen as a matter of national dependence and a cause of fighting for its removal. Click here to read more.

Afghanistan’s National Anthem

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In his own words – quotes from President Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf Ghani

“The war in Afghanistan is not a civil war. It’s a drug war, it’s a terrorist war and it’s also a state to state undeclared war.”

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