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Keyword: Afghanistan

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Main Stories

Gloomy Projections for Afghanistan Not Based on Reality

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

Will Afghanistan descend into civil war? This is what the doomsayers are projecting but the manner in which the Taliban have conducted themselves so far gives hope that fighting, if any, will not be large scale and the resistance group would be able to control it.

Main Stories

Graveyard of Empires

Eric S. Margolis

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

One of the best-informed Western journalists and authors, Eric Margolis gives his analysis of the situation in Afghanistan. Unlike many other so-called experts, he went to Afghanistan in the 1980s and actually participated in fighting against the Soviets.

Editorials

Facilitating peace in Afghanistan

Editor

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

Unlike distant powers, Afghanistan’s neighbours, especially Pakistan, Iran, China and Russia have a huge stake in a stable and peaceful country. They should assist the Afghans to come to a suitable arrangement in which all ethnic groups are represented and do not feel alienated.

News & Analysis

Afghanistan After the US Occupation

Tahir Mahmoud

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

Why the US and its Nato allies will continue to look for pretexts to continue interference in Afghanistan and why they will fail.

Daily News Analysis

Why Turkey wants to meddle in Afghanistan?

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 06, 14422021-07-16

Main Stories

In withdrawing from Afghanistan, US Sets up Trap for Pakistan

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 20, 14422021-07-01

Soundly defeated militarily by the Taliban, the US warlords have not given up on mischief-making. They are setting up a trap for Pakistan even as they retreat in disgrace from Afghanistan.

News & Analysis

Biden’s Not So Honest Afghan Withdrawal Plan

Zia Sarhadi

Ramadan 19, 14422021-05-01

While announced to much fanfare that US troops would be out of Afghanistan by September 11, US President Joe Biden left out whether the 18,000 mercenaries euphemistically called “contractors”, operating in Afghanistan would also go. The Taliban are not amused.

News & Analysis

Biden’s Choices in Afghanistan: Withdraw or be Driven Out!

Zia Sarhadi

Sha'ban 18, 14422021-04-01

Joe Biden is beginning to have second thoughts about withdrawing all US forces from Afghanistan. Should he fail to honour the February 29, 2020 agreement his predecessor signed with the Taliban, there is every likelihood of intensification of conflict resulting is US forces driven out Afghanistan in ignominy.

Daily News Analysis

The new dynamics of geopolitics in Afghanistan

Crescent International

Sha'ban 11, 14422021-03-25

News & Analysis

UN (non)Response to Muslim Trouble Spots

Ayman Ahmed

Jumada' al-Ula' 17, 14422021-01-01

The United Nations was created to prevent the eruption of future wars but it has been a roaring failure. Far from solving any problems, it has created many. Whose interests does it serve?

News & Analysis

The West’s War Crimes in Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14422020-12-01

Let us be clear: The military invasion of Afghanistan was not meant to ‘liberate’ Afghan women (whatever that may mean) or bring democracy and education. It was and is an imperialist project in which horrific crimes have been committed against Afghan civilians.

News & Analysis

Will the Intra-Afghan Talks Lead to Peace?

Zia Sarhadi

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

Intra-Afghan talks started in Doha, Qatar on September 12 but they are not making much progress. The Taliban and the US-backed Afghan government representatives have very different perspectives on the future set-up in Afghanistan.

News & Analysis

Ghani’s Grand Jirga for a Grand Surrender!

Zia Sarhadi

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

The Loya Jirga (grand assembly) is an honoured Afghan tradition but last month the US-installed president of Afghanistan used it as a cover to surrender to the Taliban. While the move is welcome, the manner in which it was utilized is not so honourable

News & Analysis

Afghanistan: Inching Toward Peace?

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14412020-07-01

Will Afghanistan finally have peace after 40 years of war and bloodshed? This will depend on whether various Afghan factions can accommodate ethnic groups with divergent interests.

News & Analysis

Trump Wants Out of Afghanistan, Establishment Says “Not So Fast!”

Kevin Barrett

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14412020-07-01

For Trump, exit from Afghanistan before the November presidential elections is the one act that he can present as ‘achievement’ of sorts. But is the American establishment prepared to allow him to do so?

Special Reports

Post-US Withdrawal Plots Against Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Sha'ban 07, 14412020-04-01

The US and its NATO allies do not give up on mischief. They may withdraw all forces from Afghanistan but their destabilization activities will not cease.

Editorials

The US Surrenders to the Taliban!

Editor

Rajab 06, 14412020-03-01

The four-point agreement signed between the Taliban and the US in Doha, Qatar on February 29, 2020 was remarkable in more ways than one. If there is a single take-away from the agreement, it is that another superpower has had its nose rubbed in the dust by the rag-tag band of Afghan Taliban.

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