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The Devastating Paradox of Pakistan

How Afghanistan’s neighbor cultivated American dependency while subverting American policy<p>Two months after the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Vice President–elect Joe Biden sat with Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, in the Arg Palace, an 83-acre compound in Kabul that had become a gilded …

How the U.S. and Iran Play the Afghan ‘Great Game’

As Afghanistan’s western neighbor, Iran maintains a vested interest in prodding war-torn Afghanistan towards achieving political and economic …

Turkey referendum: What are the main issues and process?

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is holding a national referendum Sunday to approve or reject a package of constitutional reforms that would replace the …

South Asia

AFGHANISTAN: A Stunning but Terribly Scarred and Injured Land

<b>Andre Vltchek</b> <b><br>ICH</b><p><b>It is now winter in Kabul, end of February 2017. At night the temperature gets near zero. The mountains surrounding the city are</b> …

Amid Kabul winter, Afghan war refugees shiver in frigid informal settlements

KABUL — A child’s plastic sandal and a stack of dirty dishes are frozen fast in a muddy yard. Icicles drip from a torn tarpaulin that serves as a bedroom roof. Families huddle around a charcoal brazier that will die long before the night ends. A chained dog and a flock of mud-caked chickens tremble …

Ashraf Ghani

These Are the Most Valuable Roadless Areas Left on Earth

A new map reveals the extent to which roads have fragmented wild lands.<p>Wild lands void of roads are among the last relatively undisturbed parts of the planet. Although as much as 80 percent of Earth’s land surface is still roadless, that territory has been fragmented into nearly 600,000 pieces, …

The world's 20 oldest cities

Ancient History

An Afternoon in Afghanistan (sort of)

By Posted in Afghanistan, Tajikistan<p><i>This post was written by Silvia Lawrence, who can be found blogging from Heart My Backpack.</i><p>The border guard …

Afghanistan

The Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan

After World War II, as both the United States and the Soviet Union competed for global power, Afghanistan increasingly turned to the Soviet Union for …

Afghanistan

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Former Leader’s Bombshell Letter Exposes Internal Taliban Struggles

A key confidant of the Afghan Taliban’s founding leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, now wants the hard-line movement to undergo a complete overhaul of its …

Pictures of the Week 10.6.16

Washington D.C.

The war in Afghanistan is 15 years old — here are 29 photos of one of the US's longest wars

From October 7, 2001, until December 28, 2014, US and NATO forces carried out combat operations in Afghanistan.<p>While those operations were meant to end and the US had begun withdrawing troops from the country by the end of 2014, the Taliban continued success on the battlefield, coupled with the …

Why is Balochistan important? Let's revisit the tale of the Durand Line

On Monday, India's 70th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke from the ramparts of the Red Fort. In his lengthy speech, Modi signalled …

Afghanistan

'Don't leave me': The Arab children of the Afghan war | War & Conflict

<i>Egyptian war correspondent Yehia Ghanem continues his series of stories on the wars he has covered and the people he has met along the way with his account of meeting the legendary Afghan leader Ahmad Shah Massoud and interviewing a 17-year-old Egyptian prisoner of the Northern Alliance. Read the</i> …

Afghanistan

Dancing With Arab Mujahedeen In The Hills Of Bosnia

<i>Over strong Arabic coffee, journalist Yehia Ghanem learned of the motivations of foreign fighters in the Bosnian war.</i><p><i>Egyptian war correspondent Yehia Ghanem continues his series of stories on the wars he has covered and the people he has met along the way with this account of a meeting with Arab</i> …

War

Afghanistan: A Tragic Return To A War With No End

The Afghan army commander said the treacherous road to Marjah, in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, was now safe. His forces had driven out the Taliban a few days earlier, he added.<p>"The road is open, so no problem," said Lt. Gen. Moeen Faqir. "Of course I hope you go there and find the …

Afghanistan

Chechens in Afghanistan 1: A Battlefield Myth That Will Not Die

Author: <b>Christian Bleuer</b> <b><br>Date: 27 June 2016</b><p><b></b><b>In 2001, as the United States and other allied military forces attacked Taleban and al-Qaeda forces in</b> …

Time to increase pressure on Pakistan by suspending military and civilian assistance: US diplomat

<b>Washington</b>: The US should adopt a policy of "total isolation" against Pakistan to send a signal that it faces the prospect of becoming a "second …

Pakistan

Afghanistan: A Crossroades for US-Arab Relations

When the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan ended, Arab fighters began to wonder for whose cause they had fought.<p>Yehia Ghanem is an Egyptian journalist and war correspondent who has covered conflicts in Bosnia, Afghanistan and DRC.<p>During the second half of the 20th century, Arab political …

Muslim Brotherhood

Brzezinski Vision to Lure Soviets into 'Afghan Trap' Now Orlando's Nightmare

<b>In 1977 Afghanistan had no refugees.</b><p>Omar Mateen, the man believed to be responsible for the June 14th 2016 Orlando shooting massacre, was born in America twenty-nine years ago to Afghan parents who'd fled to the US as refugees following the fulfillment of President Jimmy Carter's National Security …

Political Science

For an Afghan boy, Muhammad Ali was the 'man of steel'

Growing up as an Afghan immigrant in California, there were only a few names that were instantly recognizable in my family.<p>There were the titans of the Cold War-era politics that had managed to turn our country into one of its main events — Gulbuddin Hekmetyar, our prime minister; the U.S. …

Man of Steel

An Assassination That Could Bring War Or Peace

At a press conference in Hanoi on May 23, President Obama announced that he would lift the decades-old arms embargo on Vietnam, which he called “a lingering vestige of the Cold War.” He also confirmed that, two days earlier, a missile launched from a U.S. Special Operations Forces drone had killed …

Afghanistan

What Does the US Killing Mullah Mansour Inside Pakistan Mean?

It is one thing for the US officials to describe Pakistan as the 'ally from hell' and its policies as 'duplicitous' and quite another to actually remove any doubt about it by taking out Mullah Akhtar Mansour right on Pakistani soil.<p>Mullah Mansour was the Afghan Taliban's current emir, a graduate of …

Pakistan

Pak military behind weapon supply, IS training in Afghanistan

<b>Kabul:</b> Pakistan's military provides weapons and training to ISIS militants in Afghanistan and instructs them to kill the "infidel" Afghan forces, …

Afghanistan

17 beautiful images of Afghanistan by Steve McCurry

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