Afghanistan

SIGAR Report Notes US Failures in Afghanistan

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A report of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), especially prepared for the US Congress and the Trump administration, finds what should be called a magnanimous failure of the US in achieving any of…

Will Trump Have the Courage to Sound a Retrea...

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The war in Afghanistan is not just the longest and most expensive American war to date, it also seems that it can be carried on indefinitely, largely due to the fact that it resembles the catastrophe  US troops faced in…

Finding a Lesser Evil in Afghanistan

43342423423On October 7, 2001, the United States launched an armed invasion of Afghanistan that was allegedly aimed at destroying Al-Qaeda. Fifteen years after this act of aggression, presented as a response to the 9/11 attacks in New York and…

3 Realities You Aren’t Being Told About...

4232312312US commander of US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) General John Nicholson’s December 2016 briefing was paradoxical and perhaps indicative of the bankrupted foreign policy that defines America’s occupation…

Is There a Brighter Future for Afghanistan

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It goes without saying that Afghanistan has a special geopolitical, geo-strategic and geo-economic importance, that is why its territory became an arena of bitter rivalry between various external and internal forces. This…

US War in Afghanistan Silently Slips into the...

342342131231Despite the United States being engaged in what it calls “reconstruction” in Afghanistan, quarterly reports on their progress doing so reveals expanding violence and deepening poverty. Washington Times in an article titled…

Afghanistan: What has Fifteen Years of Occupa...

3244534434234234It is now more than 15 years since the United States, with the willing complicity and assistance of Australia, invaded Afghanistan. The ostensible reason for the invasion was that the Taliban government was harbouring Osama bin Laden…

Afghanistan is a Living Testament to the US P...

234213123123October 2001 made it into history as clear evidence of the reckless plans of Washington ‘strategists’ for gaining worldwide domination. It is the period when…

Afghanistan: Breaking Away From The Age of In...

342131231231It is often that I go back to a quote from Martin Jacques, the British academic on Western interventionism and Afghanistan. He said: “Never underestimate the ability of political leaders to misread history on a monumental scale…

Is there An End to the Perpetual War in Afgha...

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This week marks the 15th anniversary of American invasion of Afghanistan and the toppling of the Taliban regime in the course of the Operation Enduring Freedom. However, Western military intervention has brought no stability to…

On Afghanistan’s Territory Control

1231231231The two-day visit of the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani to India and his talks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi that took place in mid-September 2016 are a good reason to discuss the new trends in Afghanistan’s…

Afghanistan and the Negotiation Process

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The peace talks process in Afghanistan has not made any real progress since its initiation in June 2015. Subsequent efforts to push forward its development were interrupted twice within less than a year. In June 2015 Pakistan’s…


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