Dividing countries is as simple as dividing a birthday cake for these people. It is enough to just take a look at historical geography around us.


These days, the debate over inserting the word (Afghan) in electronic ID cards, is hot as the controversy between the central government and the powerful governor of Balkh reached the hottest limits. At the same time, it is not so long that English circles are debating over the division of Afghanistan. I heard this term the first time at “Lord Adam’s Laudbury Palace.” Lord Adam is someone who, in his own words, had built dozens of schools and clinics in the south, and later they were all destroyed or burned. He desperately named two Afghanistan. North Afghanistan and South Afghanistan. Now, this is a common term at English political parties. Why not Afghanistan should be divided into two parts rather than a never-ending war among the world powers. Dividing countries is as simple as dividing a birthday cake for these people. It is enough to just take a look at historical geography around us and learn from the hardship of Bukhara to division of Badakhshan, Punjab, Sistan and Kurdistan and so on. Bukhara, which is the mother of our holy city, today located in Central Asia or Uzbekistan. Khawrazm, where Rumi had said: “one should be in love with all Khawrazm” and its separation from Merv and Samarqand and Khujand and Sherwan and others, was impossible, are today torn apart. In nutshell, this impossibility is not an impossible policy in the game of chess. The chess that our leaders (statesmen of the country) were always pieces of the game not actors.

Reza Mohammadi – Institute of Asian Studies, London
Translated by Taher Mojab


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