Afghanistan

Analysis: Why is Russia warming up to Pakistan?

  0 comments   |     by admin on 05, April 2018

As Pakistan navigates its troubled relationship with the United States and scrambles to avoid being blacklisted for "not taking action on some of the entities and individuals designated as terrorists by the UN", regional alliances are shifting — and analysts po

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The American Military Humiliated (Again) Matthew Raphael Johnson

  0 comments   |     by Matthew Raphael Johnson on 02, April 2018

Afghanistan as the True Graveyard of Empires T

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China’s Latest Move in the Graveyard of Empires

  0 comments   |     by By Pepe Escobar on 28, March 2018

The latest plot twist in the endless historical saga of Afghanistan as a graveyard of empires has thrown up an intriguing new chapter. For the past two months, Beijing and Kabul have been discussing the possibility of setting up a military base alongside Afghanistan’s border with China.

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The Absurdity of the New ‘Great Game’ in Central Asia

  0 comments   |     by By Lyle J. Goldstein on 24, March 2018

When the American people went to the polls in November 2016, they could be forgiven for thinking they had elected a president who might just bring the troops home from Afghanistan. After nearly seventeen years of grinding war in that poor, desolate and ultimately i

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Trump Turns on Pakistan By Eric Margolis

  0 comments   |     by By Eric Margolis on 09, March 2018

Henry Kissinger rightly noted that it’s often more dangerous being an ally of the United States than its enemy. The latest victim of this sad truism is Pakistan, a loyal ally of the US sinc

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Trump Afghan Policy Aimed at Taliban or at China? by F William Engdahl

  0 comments   |     by F William Engdahl on 03, March 2018

In recent months the US President has reversed yet another campaign pledge to pull out of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, and instead has begun to deploy an added 3,000 troops there. At the same time he has lashed out at the government of Pakistan accusing it of aiding the Afghan Taliban and pledging to cut all US military aid to that country as reprisal. A deeper view into the si

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US Loses Key Ally in South Asia: Screwed Up in Muslim World

  0 comments   |     by Alex GORKA on 28, February 2018

So, the US has lost another major ally. President Trump does not shy away from openly chiding Pakistan in his tweets

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China Builds Military Base in Afghanistan By Peter Korzun

  0 comments   |     by By Peter Korzun on 23, February 2018

The Afghan province of Badakhshan borders China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It used to be part of an artery between the East and West known as the ancient Silk Road. Today, that road is 

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Trying times - PAKISTAN is living through trying times

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 20, February 2018

PAKISTAN is living through trying times. It confronts simultaneous threats from India and the US. The Trump administration has decided to coerce Pakistan’s compliance with its demands to ‘eliminate’ the alleged Afghan Taliban safe havens in Pakistan. Puffed up by the US endorsement of its regional ambitions, revelling in the Pakistan-US tensions, and unable to suppress the lat

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Bombing to Victory? US dropped a combined total of 7 million tons of bombs on Vietnam

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley on 19, February 2018

The United States dropped a combined total of 7 million tons of bombs on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia . . . It didn’t work. America bombed Vietnam for six years longer than it bombed Japan — and it still lost. — The Atlantic,

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