Happy New Year!
Please allow me to share
with you, before my return to Afghanistan, the news regarding my book, which has
been recently released by Harmattan publishing: Afghanistan Constitutional
Law, History, Political Regimes, and Diplomatic Relations Since 1747.
As far as I am aware, it
is the first book to embark upon a profound and global judicial, political, and
diplomatic analysis, written in an academic style, which looks to the past and
present to propose a certain number of ideas, orientations, and possible
choices, which are both pratical and attainable, in order to build the future
Afghanistan on a standard and solid foundation. It is for these reasons that
the third part of this book is consacrated to constitutions and political
regimes, be they islamic or secular, parlementary or presidential, monarchist or
republic, unitary or federal . . . in the hope that the Afghan people, masters
of their destiny, will be able to freely choose, with full knowledge of the
facts, their own political system.
Please forgive me for
clarifying, even if it goes without saying, that no works in the humanities are
perfect, this particularly being the case in law and political science, but they
may provide for enriching debates, discussions, critiques, and proposals.
Consequently, it is with eagerness and pleasure that I await your critiques and
suggestions so that I may take them into account for the next edition and my
other works to come.
In order to facilitate
the reception of your critiques, your suggestions, and your support, I have
created an independant Internet site, which will allow us to maintain contact
and continue dialogue, even though I will be thousands of kilometers away as of
February 15, 2003. The Afghan Government has appointed me as the representative
of Western European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I am uncertain
at this point if they will allow me to serve the Afghan people, meaning all the
Afghan people regardless of their ethnicity, religion, partisanship . . .? My
first, and brief, recent experience in service to the Afghan State in France
was, alas, not encouraging.
Nevertheless, I am more
than ever convinced that the only salvation for our people and our country is
the top priority and unwavering respect of the public interest, instead of
private interests, be they financial, familial, regional, ethnic, partisan,
ideological, religious . . .
It would be my honor to meet you during
one of my book showings, organized by:
-- The Center for Research and
Documentation on Afghanistan (CEREDAF), Saturday, January 25, 2003, from 2:30
p.m. until 5:30 p.m.: 16, passage de la Main d’or 75011 Paris, metro :
Ledru Rollin, telephone : 01.43.55.63.50;
-- L’Harmattan, Saturday, February 1,
2003, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at l’Espace L’Harmattan: 21, rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris, metro: Maubert-Mutualité, telephone: 01.40.46.79.11;
-- Le CAPE, Tuesday, January 4, 2003, at
11 a.m. at the Maison de Radio France: 116 av. Du président Kennedy 75016
Paris, metro: La Muette, telephone : 01.56.40.50.12.
Dr. BACHARDOUST Ramazan
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