Afghanistan

Who Will Get Their Hands on Afghanistan’s Natural Resources?

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Numerous studies of Afghanistan’s subsoil have shown that the country is rich in all kinds of natural resources. Still, despite…

So Who is the Real Winner in Afghanistan?

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The events in Afghanistan has grabbed the world’s attention as the observers try to project not only the country’s future path, but also to determine the role main foreign actors on the world’s chessboard played in this process while seeking to answer the main question: “Who is the real winner in Afghanistan?” By all means, the answer to this question cannot be found solely…

How Long Will the Taliban Rule Last?

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The Taliban’s (a movement banned in the Russian Federation) first political steps are being watched with particular attention by the international community to determine the direction of further contacts and relations with the new Afghan authorities. Several previous claims against the Taliban have created a bad reputation of this movement that still dominates…

Failure in Afghanistan Causes US Policy Crisis in Central Asia

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In the wake of the unfortunate end of the era of US military intervention in Central Asia, closing the chapter with the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, countries in the region have already begun the process of reassessing their ties with the former leading players of the region, and have started to build new schemes of common interaction in the interests of strengthening…

Afghan Fighters are Not Going to Build an ‘Inclusive Regime’

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Twenty years after American troops ousted the Taliban (a movement banned in the Russian Federation) from power in Afghanistan, militants of this group announced the formation of an interim government. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid stressed that the government he announced has a temporary status, de facto, with all acting cabinet members…

Why China and Russia May Choose to Help the Taliban Government?

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If there is one central reason that explains why Russia and China have decided to develop relations with the Taliban government in Afghanistan, it is the US inability to defeat and dismantle the terror networks that exist in Afghanistan today. Even after twenty years of fighting, the US retreated from Afghanistan without defeating the Taliban…

Afghan Refugees Exacerbate Western Divisions and Create New Problems

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One of the most severe and visible consequences of the crisis in Afghanistan has been the influx of Afghan refugees seeking to flee the country because of the chaos resulting from Western actions in the country. Refugees don’t have many choices. Air communication with the outside world has been severed, so the main wave of migrants…

The Demise of the Heroin Trade a Major Benefit of the US Defeat in Afghanistan

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After 40 years the United States occupation of Afghanistan has finally ended. I say 40 years because their involvement in the country began in response to the Soviet occupation which began in 1980. The United States supported the mujahedin fighters who opposed the Soviet occupation and never really stopped, even after the Soviets…

Afghanistan: the USA’s Illusory Achievements

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In recent days we have seen many horrifying and distressing scenes of thousands of Afghans crowding into Kabul airport, in some cases being crushed in their rush to leave their country – a country where the supposedly democratic USA has for over 20 years unsuccessfully tried to impose its vision of order. But for those who have been able to leave Afghanistan, which has…

Afghanistan: Chinese Reconstruction vs. US Sanctions

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Beijing now has a key opportunity to demonstrate the stark contrast between its brand of foreign policy and Washington’s through its own plan to aid in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. A Global Times piece titled, “China to offer ‘genuine’ aid in Afghanistan’s economic reconstruction amid chaotic transition,” in title alone infers that the US – despite…

US was the One That Ultimately Armed the Taliban

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It is paradoxical, but true: the billions of dollars spent by the United States on the Afghan army ultimately brought distinct benefits only to the Taliban’s militants (a terrorist group that is banned in the Russian Federation). A US Department of Defense spokesman confirmed that the military equipment delivered by the US for the Afghan army – and seized…

Who is Responsible for the Collapse of Washington’s Afghan policy?

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In the face of yet another blatant collapse of US foreign policy (this time following the comfortable entry into Kabul of the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation)), not only around the world, but in the US itself, there was an active search for someone to blame. As Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on…


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