Afghanistan

Third American-Afghan war? THE decision by the Trump administration

  0 comments   |     by Zahid Hussain on 27, June 2018

THE decision by the Trump administration to bolster the presence of US troops in Afghanistan raises questions about America’s getting into the third phase of its Afghan war. The number of additional troops is likely to be 3,000 to 5,000 in addition to the 8,800 or so American soldiers already engaged in the war that is in its 16th year. 

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China factor in Afghan peace The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister

  0 comments   |     by Samran Ali on 21, May 2018

The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Li Baodong, speaking at Tashkent Peace Conference on Afghanistan, extended China’s support to the inclusive political reconciliation process in Afghanistan. He said China saw Afghanistan as an important partner under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project. Although limited in the past, the Chinese interest in Afghanistan

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CPEC being extended to Afghanistan The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

  0 comments   |     by admin on 25, April 2018

BEIJING: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor -- the flagship project of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- is being extended to Afghanistan, a study report said on Sunday.

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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

  18 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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