Daily Archive: April 18, 2019

Who’s Afraid of Afghan Peace Talks – Kabul and Delhi?

Henry Kissinger wouldn’t have approved the way Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, handles the Afghan peace talks. Even if Tweeter were in vogue in the late sixties, Kissinger wouldn’t have used it to signal to Hanoi or the Vietcong. But caught between the “Khalid Operation” — Afghan government’s new security plan — and the Taliban’s riposte Operation...

Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive the Fuel Crisis?

It’s seemingly inexplicable to many that one of the world’s top oil exporters won’t help its “ally” survive the ever-worsening fuel crisis, but upon closer consideration and after much-needed critical thinking, it becomes clear that Russia intends to politicize this crisis in order to compel Syria into undertaking further concessions related to the upcoming constitutional reform process and initiating Iran’s...