Akram Gizabi

Akram Gizabi is a freelance writer based in the United States who specializes in Afghan political and military affairs.

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Articles by Akram Gizabi

BOMBINGS FAIL TO CURB KABUL’S NEW ECONOMIC VITALITY

Despite bombings and the lingering Taliban insurgency, Afghanistan is showing signs of slowly integrating with regional as well as international economic organizations. This week has been one of Afghanistan's bloodiest,

PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE ASSASSINATED IN AFGHANISTAN

On Monday, September 27, Ashraf Ramazan, a prominent parliamentary candidate from Balkh, a northern province, was assassinated in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in broad daylight. One of his bodyguards was

AFGHAN ELECTIONS INSPIRE BOTH FEAR AND OPTIMISM

Preparations are underway for the Afghan parliamentary elections on September 18, amid continuing violence and intimidation. At the same time, there is optimism as the U.S.-led coalition forces prepare for