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On the road in the Karakoram

  0 comments   |     by PEPE ESCOBAR

The greatest geological and geopolitical road trip on earth symbolizes the mighty ambitions of the CPEC project The Khunjerab Pass, starting point of the China-Pakistan Economic C

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Would Obama try for a settlement with Taliban

  0 comments   |     by George Friedman

Well, according to what’s been said by the administration, they are attempting to negotiate with the Taliban right now. I think, either way you play it politically, it’s equally troubling for President Obama if he doesn’t have peace by the time the election, the charge can be made that he has an open-ended war, that he doubled-down on Bush’s po

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Has Obama Finally Thrown the Towel

  0 comments   |     by Usman Khalid

It appears that President Obama has decided that the US must cut its losses and withdraw from Afghanistan . What will it leave behind? A civil war? A clandestine war between India and Pakistan ? Both? The USA does not have much time or many options. A lot depends on the terms on which Pakistan facilitates a smooth exit and protect residual US presence after exit The Obama administration, f

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Pakistan Must Stand Firm against USA pressure

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja

War on terror initiated by USA was a ruse to denigrate Islam and crush Jihadis and anti-American Muslims, redraw boundaries of Middle East and to plunder the resources of the Muslim world. The US and its real allies have succeeded in installing puppet regimes in Kabul, Baghdad and Tripoli and in destroying these countries. Although the US and its allies have made seve

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Afghanistan: The Graveyard of Empires

  0 comments   |     by Eric S. Margolis

The US will continue strikes by drones, warplanes, and attacks by Special Forces from a small number of fortress bases. Pakistan will be cajoled or bribed by Washington to keep its forces active against Pashtun tribal fighters. Washington and London will keep issuing cheery claims about the success of the Afghan war. But the hard truth cannot be avoided.   A

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Taliban are talking from a position of strength

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh

While the US-Taliban talks are of paramount importance in terms of bringing the 17 years old war to an end, there remains little to deny that even after fighting this war for such a long period and inflicting unimaginable loss of life and property on the country, the US has been unable to achieve even its initial objectives i.e., dismantling the Taliban. And therefore

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Afghanistan: Peace at hand?

  0 comments   |     by Conn Hallinan

The news that the Americans recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that longest war in US history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old war has reached a tipping point seems clear. The Taliba

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Shifting geopolitical realities in Afghanistan.

  0 comments   |     by Fraidoon Amel

Shifting geopolitical realities in Afghanistan. Threat to US hegemony? The military intervention by any nation into another sovereign nation is imperialism, whether it is done by Americans, Soviets, or Indians. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was as indefensible as the later American invasion of Iraq. Indian i

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This Is What Can be Accomplished During Imran

  3 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

Later this week, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will take his first official visit to China. As Pakistan’s neighbour and most important all-weather ally, the visit is of incomparable importance as Pakistan stands on the verge of fulfilling the next stages of inspiring new projects throughout the country, many of which have been jointly initiated with China. Furthermore, international pre

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The US is Executing a Global War Plan

  0 comments   |     by Finian Cunningham

Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost. People lose their capacity for "kindness, generosity, consideration, affection, honesty, hospitality, compassion, charity" (Turnbull, The Mountain People). Families disband and compete as individuals for scarce resources. The new motto becomes "May you die today so that I die tomorrow" (Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago). There may even be some cannibal

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