AFGHANISTAN

How we Turned Success into Defeat and Endless War in Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by Christina Lamb

Western media pretends the war is over, even as people join the Taliban or ISIS or leave. Another year, another spring offensive. The massive truck bomb that detonated in Tuesday’s morning rush hour followed by gunfire, killing 28 and wounding hundreds more, was sadly nothing new for the Afghan capital. More than 15 years after Western leaders declared victory over the Tali

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The Afghan peace process

  0 comments   |     by Ayaz Wazir

The Afghan peace process By The tragic incident in Kabul on April 19, in which 64 persons lost their lives and 347 were wounded, not only derailed the process of reconciliation that the Quadrilateral Contact Group (QCG) had initiated with optimism but also put an end to Pakistan’s peace efforts after President Ashraf Ghani blamed Pakistan for not doing much to battle terrorism. Kabul, he

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Old Becomes New

  0 comments   |     by Sp Report

Old Becomes New Ashraf Ghani has finally answered the call of the parliament and has appointed Masoom Stanekzai as the new Director for the National Directorate of Intelligence (NDS). He has been replaced by General Abdullah – formerly Chief of Staff at the Ministry – as the acting Defence Minister. Stanekzai will not make the lower house of the Afghan parliament happy though, which

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Aid Cut Off to Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by David Sterman

Afghanistan Secret EU plan urges aid cut if Afghanistan refuses deportees A secret European Union plan suggests threatening aid cuts if Afghanistan does not accept deported Afghan migrants and refuges from European countries, according to a report in The Telegraph on Monday (Telegraph). The joint “non-paper” discussion document marked EU Restricted was prepared by the European Commi

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Indian Nuclear Program –A global migraine

  0 comments   |     by Muhammad Umar

Indian Nuclear Program –A global migraine Muhammad Umar. American experts have been incessantly warning their government of the dire consequences of exempting India from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) requirements. On December 8, while testifying in front of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Edu

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Talks between Afghan govt, Taliban to start next month

  0 comments   |     by Muhammad Saleh Zaafir

Talks between Afghan govt, Taliban to start next month By Muhammad Saleh Zaafir The News ISLAMABAD: Talks between Afghan administration and Taliban would start afresh next month as behind-the-scene contacts are proving highly useful and positive signals are coming from both sides. The reconciliation process for intra-Afghan dialogue would get big boost towards the end of

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Doval Doctrine vis a vis ETIM

  0 comments   |     by Reema Shaukat

Understanding the geographical dogmatic realisms of the post-Cold War scenario, China and India accepted normalization towards each other after a brief border skirmish in 1962 but an infinite distrust over a long standing territorial dispute and now other issues of extremism are a matter of great concern for China. A top Chinese delegation led by Vice President of China, Mr.Li Yuanchao w

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Pakistan’s stand corroborated

  0 comments   |     by Malik Muhammad Ashraf

The Afghan rulers need to understand that Pakistan had probably the biggest stake in peace and stability in Afghanistan and would be the last country to even entertain the thought of destabilizing it. The US finally seems to have accepted the Pakistani claims that the operation Zarb-e-Azb was an indiscriminate effort against the terrorist outfits. The US top commander in A

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Refugees Don’t Cause Fascism Timmermann – You Do

  0 comments   |     by Dan Glazebrook

Europe needs to fascisise its policies, because if it doesn’t - fascism will grow. This was the message from Frans Timmerman, Vice-President of the European Commission following last week’s fraught negotiations over the so-called refugee crisis. "We have to patrol our borders better”, he

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EDITORIAL

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat

Corruption is a Human Rights Issue International law does not currently regard an act of official corruption as the violation of a human right. But as recent steps by Chinese leaders, political/security shifts in Pakistan, the EuroMaidan in Ukraine, and the Arab Spring all reflect, an international consensus is emerging that corruption is a pervasive and pernicious social problem, stru

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