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افغانستان Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: Beyond the headlines.

Afghanistan is a landlocked country in southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, at the east of Iran. Kabul, the major urban area, is the capital, and one of the 34 provinces in the country. The climate there is arid to semiarid, with cold winters and hot summers. The terrain is mostly rugged mountains, with… Read More »

Ukrainian Crisis

What is the background? Ukraine has been culturally divided since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, when a referendum for the independence was successful by a 90% in favor and Kravchuk became the first elected President, succeeded by Kuchma. The South and East of the country has a Russian culture (Russian is widely spoken… Read More »