Afghanistan

A Way Out of the Afghan Stalemate?

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For decades, Afghanistan has been one of the hottest spots on the planet. Twenty years of presence of American and NATO troops on its territory has unfortunately never solved the main problem of the peace settlement. Recall that under the Doha agreement, signed in 2020 by the Donald Trump administration and the radical Taliban (banned in Russia), all foreign troops must…

Washington’s Dilemma in Afghanistan

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The Afghan government gladly welcomed a call to cease military operations and to strive towards peace in Afghanistan at the recent talks in Russia.  At the March 19 conference in Moscow, participants in the intra-Afghan negotiations were urged to remain committed to the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 2513 “aimed at securing a durable peace settlement…

The International Community becomes Involved in a Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan

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Against the backdrop of the obvious failure of US policy for a peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan, other countries across the international community have decided to take the lead in helping secure peace in this long-suffering country. The hopeless stalemate of almost twenty years of Washington’s policy in Afghanistan, and the lack…

Afghan-Iranian Oil Fire: The Match That Sets “Too Many” Things Ablaze!

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The oil fire which devastated the Afghanistan- Iran border crossing at Islam Qala on February 14th was widely reported. Like something out of a Chuck Norris film, hundreds of tankers carrying oil, gas and other items were set ablaze, causing millions of dollars of damage on the spot and millions more in longer term economic affects…

What Kind of Game is Joe Biden Playing in Afghanistan?

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Many hopes and plans in Afghanistan were tied to the arrival of a new administration in the White House. All of them, however, have so far stalled, as has the prospect of a peaceful resolution of the conflict in that country. The Doha peace talks came to a halt because a US congressional committee did not recommend that Joe Biden rush the withdrawal of troops from…

Washington’s Game of Chess in the Middle East and How It Will Play Out

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Although the legacy of foreign policy has not been easy for Biden, there is no doubt that the problems of the Middle East, one way or another, will remain at the top of his agenda, and there’s many reasons for that. First of all, it is a very strategically advantageous region for manipulating the whole world through energy prices…

Will there be Peace in Afghanistan under Biden?

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While it is well known that international treaties and agreements signed are not a personal contract between political leaders, but rather certain obligations between states, the United States has repeatedly shown the world that it does not care about such norms of international law. Hence the entire structure of the international legal framework, be it the international…

The Exposure of Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan Raises Questions the Politicians are Still Reluctant to Face

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A report issued this week after a four-year investigation into alleged war crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan has promoted a degree of outrage previously unknown with regard to the alleged conduct of Australian army personnel. While the public outrage is welcomed, it has completely avoided more…

Biden may take Afghanistan War Back to the Square One

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While the US president, fulfilling yet another of his promises, has announced to reduce troops in Afghanistan, bringing the total number to 2500 only, it doesn’t mean that the war in Afghanistan is going to end before he leaves the White House. What we see, however, is only a temporary drawdown by an out-going president, eager to reinforce his image…

Afghanistan’s Fate Decided by Narcotics, Not Politics

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Today, sources in Afghanistan have confirmed a “fact” that runs totally against what is reported, that a prominent CIA officer rumored to have died in a plane crash, is being held by Pakistan’s ISI. The individual involved, Mike D’Andre, according to sources, is responsible for the murder of General Soleimani, an Iranian diplomat, and of hundreds of Iraqis as well…

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Visited India and Pakistan

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The five-day visit to India that started on October 6th this year made by the physician Abdullah Abdullah, who is the de facto second-in-command with the government in Kabul, is a very remarkable event for a number of reasons. Of these, the first, main one stems from the process that was launched involving sharp changes in the entire situation in this key country in the Central Asian region…

Who is to Blame for Afghanistan’s Opium Frenzy?

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Over the last forty years of Afghanistan’s tragic military history (the war in the 1980s, the civil war in the 1990s and the US occupation since 2001), opium has always played a role in the fate of the country. The sad irony is that Afghanistan’s unique ecology coupled with US military policy in the region has turned the landlocked country into the world’s first…


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