The Pentagon Fights for Public Opinion: The “Afghan Trap” Revisited

A common phrase in the United States these days is “No one cares what I think.” Disappointment in the aftermath…

Iraq and Afghanistan: the US Grand Strategy and Grand Failures

The success of the ISIS or ISIL in Syria and Iraq against the Iraqi military forces and the success of…

American Fight Against Terrorism has Obvious Anti-Russian Undertones

A few days ago, Brussels served notice that NATO refuses to cooperate with Russia on Afghanistan. Furthermore, the alliance is…

Afghanistan: From “War on Terror” to “War for Resources”

Is the discourse of “war on terror” now being supplemented by “war for Profits?” Obviously, we would not find any…

Women in Afghan National Police

Today in Afghanistan women make up half the population. During the days of the "Soviet presence" a certain number of them…

Revamped Regional Geo-Politics amid the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Regional actors are filling the gap left by the US, leaving minimum room for the latter in Afghanistan. A lot has…

American Tactics On The Afghan Front

The White House recently disclosed its plans regarding American military presence in Afghanistan, making an already complicated military-political situation in…

Afghanistan – US: The Moor has done his duty the Moor can go

A new scandal that has recently broken out between Afghanistan and the US due to the "wise" policies employed by…

The US Withdrawal Plan and the Future of Afghanistan

The US President Mr. Obama has announced the US’ plan of withdrawal from Afghanistan. The plan to end the longest…

The US Tactics of Withdrawal and its Regional Implications

Keeping in mind the critical objectives the US wanted to achieve through politico-military domination of Afghanistan----which crucially included control over…

The Corporate Colonization of Afghanistan

A recent TIME Magazine article featured the "US NGO" Roots for Peace, which it portrayed as a victim of a regrouping Taliban…

Afghan Elections & the Myth of Progress


Elections held this week in Afghanistan, while highly publicized as a showpiece in NATO’s lengthy intervention, will most likely not only achieve very little, but may be the first in a series of steps the nation undergoes as it slips back into regression and darkness. NATO’s inability to establish security even in Afghanistan’s urban centers…

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