Central Asia

Trump and Afghanistan: A Hidden Agenda

4642322On Monday 21 August 2017 US President Trump made his long awaited statement on future US policy in Afghanistan. There was considerable speculation beforehand that as to whether Trump might announce a US withdrawal. The basis…

Is There an End to the Afghan Conflict?

65434234234In recent monthsTrump’s hesitations about Washington’s strategy for Afghanistan governed by the skeptical attitude towards the Afghan conflict that Trump has been showing since the days of his election campaign have quite…

The Impracticable Attempts of the United Stat...

562343122The Khaama Press Agency reports that Taliban radicals have sent an open letter to United States President Donald Trump, in which the U.S. is accused of destroying Afghanistan. According to their version, the Pentagon operation…

Blackwater Founder Seeks Privatization of Afg...

754352324Recent murmurs across the US media have indicated increased interest in “outsourcing” the war in Afghanistan to private military contractors. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed Erik Prince, founder of controversial military…

What China Wants Tomorrow, Mongolia Does Toda...

HonorGRussia and China are emerging powers with the potential to rule the world, at the expense of the current balance of power. Sometimes they are in partnership, sometimes in conflict. Consequently every move these countries make is…

In Afghanistan Russians Are Now Remembered Wi...

water-canal-in-Jalalabad 1This is not what you are supposed to be reading. All remembrances of the “Soviet Era” in Afghanistan has been boxed and then labeled as “negative”, even “toxic”. No discussion on the topic is allowed in ‘polite circles’, at least…

When Will America’s Crime Spree in Afgh...

67545234234A report that a school in the town of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan was subjected to indiscriminate bombing by the so-called Western coalition came as no surprise for all those analysts who have been closely following the events…

What the United States Is Actually Doing in A...

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Just recently, Jeff Davis a Pentagon spokesman has told Reuters that the US is evaluating the option of sending another 4,000 servicemen to Afghanistan. At the same time, the former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army and a retired four-star general Jack Keane would describe…

What Future Mongolia is Going to Choose for I...

573242342342Mongolia rarely attracts the attention of geopolitical analysts and commentators. The country that lies in the very center of Asia for a long time has been perceived as a modest satellite of the Soviet Union. These days Mongolia…

Kazakhstan’s Uraninum Exports and its P...

34213123123The production and export of uranium lies at the very foundation of the well-being of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The huge reserves of this ore, the ease of its extraction (uranium in Kazakhstan is available for extraction at shallow…

Lets Face It: Radical Islamists Are Dangerous

54334234234It is foolish to think that being raised by parents who have participated in terrorism cannot play a role in influencing a child to eventually become a terrorist. Yet, one of the most important details about the terrorist who killed 22 innocent…

The Ongoing Disaster of Australia’s Policy in...

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According to a recent news report Australia is “open” to a request from the United States for more troops to be sent to Afghanistan. According to the report, Australian troops “mostly work in a training and support role aimed…


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