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Since the thirteen colonies raised banner of revolt against their English masters in the eighteenth century, the resulting United States of America has always managed to manifest its position as a dominant superpower in international political arena. Hardly any event has passed in human political history since then without a certain involvement of the USA. The country jumped into the first World War late and helped to land a decisive blow to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. The war had monumental effects on world affairs of that time. Empires disintegrated, European powers weakened and Russia opted out

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Six months after the formation of Afghanistan’s National Unity Government, security remains the number one concern in Kabul. But while relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have improved, internal divisions threaten the weak coalition. Mark Mistry assesses the status quo.

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani at a meeting in Panjshir Province, Afghanistan on July 5, 2011. (Photograph by S.K. Vemmer/Department of State) Numerous attacks over the past few weeks have signalled the beginning of the traditional summer ‘fighting season,’ with the Taliban making its presence felt throughout the country. Scores have been killed and injured, including in the capital, Kabul, where the remaining expatriates cower behind their blast walls and obey the strict instructions of their security advisers not to venture outside. For citizens, life is bleak, with the United Nations reporting 2014 as the deadliest since it began recording civilian