Everything’s Getting Messy Again In Afghanistan

Everything’s Getting Messy Again In Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s internal insecurity, border tensions, and the potentially Pakistani-backed US military factor are combining to create yet another storm in the New Cold War that threatens to destabilize the region. Russia’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine and the US-led West’s unprecedented response to it have distracted the international community from Afghanistan, which is once…

What is Preventing the Conflict between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan from Escalating?

What is Preventing the Conflict between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan from Escalating?

Conflicts between Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards frequently break on the border between the two nations, and civilians living in nearby settlements end up suffering as a result. The main reason for the conflicts is the fact that in certain regions the border is not clearly defined, making it impossible to determine where one nation’s…

It’s Fake News to Insinuate That Russia’s Arming Anti-Taliban Forces

It’s Fake News to Insinuate That Russia’s Arming Anti-Taliban Forces

There’s a faction of the supposedly Russian-friendly Alt-Media Community (AMC) that’s fallen for that wishful thinking fantasy…In their mind, Russia ‘must’ hate the Taliban since they emerged from the 1980s Mujahideen that defeated the USSR. According to their ‘logic’, Russia’s enemies always remain the same so it follows that the Kremlin will do whatever it…

China is Building a Military Base in Tajikistan

China is Building a Military Base in Tajikistan

After the failed US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the coming to power in Kabul of the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation), the regional security system in Central Asia began to undergo rapid reformatting. New players, the USA, Turkey, and China are trying to enter the traditional zone of influence and responsibility…

Russia Should Step In Regulate Tajik-Taliban Tensions

Russia Should Step In Regulate Tajik-Taliban Tensions

Russia has to reassure Tajikistan that it’ll remain safe and stable despite neighboring Afghanistan’s de facto Taliban-led government and convince its ally that everyone stands to lose if it provokes a proxy war against that group via the Afghan National Resistance Front whose leader is now hosted by Dushanbe. Ex-Deputy Governor of the Northern Afghan…

Whatever China Is Doing in Tajikistan, It’s Wrong to Compare It to American imperialism

Whatever China Is Doing in Tajikistan, It’s Wrong to Compare It to American imperialism

Reports of China building a military base in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan are causing unease in Washington. But it’s wrong to assume Beijing is embarking on the sort of empire-building we expect from the United States. Earlier this week, reports from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty suggested that Tajikistan had approved the construction of…