The Taliban Appeals to Americans. An American Replies.

The Taliban in Afghanistan have published an attempt to reason with “the American people, officials of independent non-governmental organizations and the peace loving Congressmen.” This “Letter of the Islamic Emirate to the American People” attempts to open a dialogue with American citizens. I happen to be an American citizen. You realize that your political leadership …

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Afghanistan in the Neo-Colonial Policy of the United States

The United States plans to send another thousand troops to Afghanistan to strengthen its contingent there. Now the Pentagon is deciding which military personnel will be sent to this country. We shall note that US troops have been stationed in this country since October 2001, which has cost US taxpayers $680 billion dollars. During this …

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United States Fails in Afghanistan – Russia Makes an Unexpected Move

The conflict in Syria is drawing to a close, but Afghanistan may be about to break out in conflict with renewed vigor. It is, according to numerous sources, that the ISIL fighters are moving to continue their war. Will events in Afghanistan develop according to the Syrian scenario? Or is there a chance of avoiding …

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The rugged Wakhan Corridor of Badakhshan province in northern Afghanistan. Photo: AFP

China’s Latest Move in the Graveyard of Empires

The latest plot twist in the endless historical saga of Afghanistan as a graveyard of empires has thrown up an intriguing new chapter. For the past two months, Beijing and Kabul have been discussing the possibility of setting up a military base alongside Afghanistan’s border with China. “We are going to build it [the base] and the …

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One Belt—Two Roadblocks: America’s anti-China policy in Afghanistan and Syria

As part of the increasingly overt US geo-political strategy to prevent China from making progress on the One Belt—One Road, the US is engaged in both igniting and fuelling conflicts in and around important junctions of the land roads and maritime belts that will allow China to usher in a new age of global interconnectivity. …

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The US-ISIS Nexus in Afghanistan Becomes Hot Topic

Tehran has begun highlighting in loud decibel its hitherto-low key voice of disquiet that the United States is transferring the Islamic State* fighters from Syria and Iraq, where they have been defeated, to Afghanistan. On January 30, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said: "The US goal of transferring the ISIL terrorists to Afghanistan is aimed …

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Iran and Pakistan Can, Should and Must Unite

Iran and Pakistan’s 20th century relations have constituted an incredibly varied dynamic, ranging from warm relations in between the 1940s and late 1970s while relations deteriorated in the 1980s with an even more rapid degradation occurring in the 1990s. While the 1990s saw relations between Islamabad and Tehran become deeply tense over contradictory positions in …

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Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by the US-led War on Afghanistan

In his 2018 State of the Union Address, president Trump expresses concern regarding both the opioid crisis as well as the dramatic increase in heroin addiction in America, without analyzing the underlying causes. . Trump State of Union Address:  …”In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses: 174 deaths per day. Seven per hour. …

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Pakistan and Turkey–Two Countries Where Western “Allies” Cheer for the Terrorists

Pakistan and Turkey are still often thought of as “allies” of the United States and the broader western bloc. This is in spite of the fact that Turkey’s relations with both the US and EU have plummeted, all the while Ankara forms important economic and security partnerships with fellow Eurasian powers Russia and Iran. Likewise, …

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