Afghanistan

Billions down the Afghanistan Drain - India is Reported

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley on 24, March 2017

India is reported as being «one of the largest donors of civilian aid to Afghanistan» and has recently undertaken to give the Kabul government another billion dollars, which is extremely generous of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, because, as CNN points out, there is in India «a stark picture of widespread rural poverty and deprivation». According t

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The Hole in the Heart of Asia - President Ashraf Ghani

  0 comments   |     by Peter Lee on 16, March 2017

There was one word missing from Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s speech at the “Heart of Asia” conference at Amritsar concerning Afghan security and Pakistan.  So let me say it: CHINA CHINA CHINA. The last few months have seen Ghani and the US government working assiduously to construct a “light at the end of the tunnel” narrative foretelling the d

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Afghan Drugs - It’s not only in Europe, Iran, China, the Central Asian Republics and Russia

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 01, March 2017

It’s not only in Europe, Iran, China, the Central Asian Republics and Russia that the enormous surge in Afghan heroin production has become a dangerous and even critical menace to their citizens. In Afghanistan  there has been creation and massive growth of drug addiction. The annual production of heroin from Afghan opium is around 300,000 kg. Afghanistan, where, as reported

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Afghanistan Voices Displeasure Over Being Ignored in Upcoming Trilateral Meeting

  0 comments   |     by Tolo News on 05, January 2017

Kabul voiced displeasure over the planned trilateral meeting between China, Russia and Pakistan on Afghanistan in Moscow on Tuesday, Tolo News reported. Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MoFA) spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni said on Monday that the agenda of the meeting was a matter of concern. Despite Afghanistan being the focus of their agenda, Kabul was not c

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Drugs and Surging Violence — The Afghanistan Disaster

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley on 04, January 2017

Perhaps Donald Trump has a valid point about Mexico’s threat to the United States, because the 2016 US National Heroin Threat Assessment notes that «Mexican traffickers have taken a larger role in the US heroin market, increasing their heroin production and pushing into eastern US markets». The report points out that 10,574 Americans died of heroin ove

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No Pak Role in Fomenting Trouble in Afghanistan: Petraeus

  0 comments   |     by The News International on 16, December 2016

Former US military commander Gen (R) David Petraeus has said that during his long association with his Pakistani counterparts and interaction with ISI as head of CIA, he could never find a convincing piece of evidence which supported the alleged double game by ISI or its explicit support to elements associated with terrorism. This statement was given by the general while answering a que

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The hole in the Heart of Asia

  0 comments   |     by Peter Lee on 12, December 2016

The hole in the Heart of Asia By Peter Lee There was one word missing from Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s speech at the “Heart of Asia” conference at Amritsar concerning Afghan security and Pakist

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TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS FOUR AT NATO BASE IN AFGHANISTAN

  0 comments   |     by AFP on 12, November 2016

Taliban suicide bomber kills four at NATO base in Afghanistan AFP A Taliban suicide bomber dressed as a labourer blew himself up at the NATO air base at Bagram north of the Afghan capit3al Kabul on Saturda

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South Asia: Greater Eurasia Scenarios - A “Greater Bangladesh”

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko on 03, November 2016

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South Asia: Greater Eurasia Scenarios - A “Greater Bangladesh”

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko on 03, November 2016

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