AFGHANISTAN

The Doval Doctrine – India’s hybrid war against Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Shahid Raza

Lest we forget, World War I and World War II saw more than 100 million people killed. The battles that engulfed the entire globe began primarily as major international powers locked horns to establish dominance over each other. The disastrous results of these wars can no better be exemplified than by their culmination in the ominous nuclear bombings of Japanese citi

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Brutal truths about US’s failure in Afghanistan are being drowned...

  0 comments   |     by Andrew J. Bacevich

It has become a journalistic game of sorts: Keeping a running tally of President Trump’s half-truths, untruths and outright lies. That game is not without entertainment value. Yet arguably at least as interesting and perhaps more instructive are the genuine truths that go essentially unnoticed, not only in the media, but also among elected officials and the gene

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Afghanistan and the Long War The United States does not trust

  0 comments   |     by George Friedman

The United States does not trust the Taliban or many of those Pakistani officials speaking to and for the Taliban. But the United States also knows that the future of Afghanistan is of fundamental interest to Pakistan. Instability or Indian influence in Af-pak is not in Pakistan's interest. Therefore, the Pakistanis will play a leading role in Afghanistan as they

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U.S. and Pakistan: Afghan Strategies

  0 comments   |     by George Friedman

It is becoming apparent that the United States is exploring ways to accelerate the drawdown of its forces in the country. It is also clear that U.S. relations with Pakistan are deteriorating to a point where cooperation — whatever level there was — is breaking down. These are two intimately related issues. Any withdrawal from Afghanistan, particularly an

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NATO Escalate World’s Deadliest War On Both Sides Of AG-Pk Border

  0 comments   |     by Rick Rozoff

The United States and its military allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have entered the third month of war in Afghanistan this year, which President Barack Obama in December of 2009 announced as the year in which American and other foreign occupation forces would be reduced preparatory to their full withdrawal. Within months of the U.S. head of state

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The UN: An Instrument of Western Aggression

  0 comments   |     by Ghali Hassan

On 19 March the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) succumbed to the usual threats and coercions by the U.S. and voted to impose a “no-fly” zone and declare war on Libya on the pretext to “protect Libyan civilians” from violence. History shows that the UN does not have a record of protecting civilians, but a record of legitimising Western

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Taliban target Afghan army corps, killing 23 soldiers in southern Helmand province

  0 comments   |     by AP

Taliban insurgents targeted an Afghan army corps at their camp in southern Helmand province, killing at least 23, officials said on Saturday. Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said 16 other troops were wounded in the 17-hour battle that ended on Friday night in Washer district. Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, in a sta

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Taliban announce surprise talks with US in Pakistani capital

  0 comments   |     by SAM Staff

The Taliban has said it will meet envoys from the United States for talks next week in Pakistan, even as another round of negotiations is scheduled in Qatar by the end of this month. The unexpected move on Wednesday was followed by a US State Department spokesperson saying in a statement that Washington had “noted” the announcement but had not “rec

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Asian Water Crises in the Shadow of Nuclear War

  0 comments   |     by Tayyab Baloch

The Indian government’s declaration to scrap the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) of 1960 unilaterally shocked Pakistan as it failed to build dams on rivers at the lower riparian.  This unexpected Indian action came after the Uri attack on Indian soldiers in Kashmir. In fact, Modi’s government in New Delhi is taking every step to isolate and terrorize Pakista

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Pakistan-Afghanistan-US Relations

  0 comments   |     by Dr Shahid Qureshi

There seems to be no clear policy of Zardari regime as how to deal with the challenges concerning the US lead military occupation of Afghanistan and drone attacks on Pakistan. Pakistan suffered approximately $60 billion economic losses, deployed more than 147,800 troops conducting combat operations in the tribal areas along the Afghan border. The Pakistan armed forces

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