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Anglo-Saxon Troops Should Leave Afghanistan

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

24. November 2012

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Anglo-Saxon Troops Should Leave Afghanistan

Negotiations began last week in Kabul between Afghanistan and the USA on a security agreement regarding the terms for the presence of American troops in the country following the official withdraw of the foreign contingent in 2014. Evidently, the peacekeeper’s Nobel Laurels already played their role during the second presidential campaign and it is now […]

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Islamic Centre: KSA’s Strategic Move on the Afghan Chessboard

By Khalil NOURI (USA)

12. November 2012

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Islamic Centre: KSA’s Strategic Move on the Afghan Chessboard

Afghanistan is an ideal springboard and battleground for the spread of Saudi Sunni Wahhabism and Iranian Shiite fundamentalism throughout Central Asia; especially out towards the former Soviet breakaway nations that are hungry for any teaching necessary to fill the failed Bolshevik indoctrination vacuum; especially any form of Islam. Their knowledge of Islam was undeniably negated […]

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How to Find Qualified Afghan Leadership

By NWSC (USA)

22. October 2012

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How to Find Qualified Afghan Leadership

As 2014 approaches and NATO prepares to leave Afghanistan while the Afghan presidential election begins to activate, there are a set of indigenous conditions that must set the standard for the effective transfer of power to qualified Afghan leadership that cannot be ignored any longer by policy makers. “A leader is one who knows the […]

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Afghan Taliban Announces Its Victory over NATO

By Elena GLADKOVA (Russia)

11. October 2012

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Afghan Taliban Announces Its Victory over NATO

The Taliban have won a victory over the foreign forces which have been in Afghanistan since 2001. With this announcement, the Taliban marked the 11th anniversary of the US military invasion. According to local observers, the US was unable to achieve its stated goals during its long years in Afghanistan. If the situation in the […]

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Leaving At All Costs

By Denis MOSYUKOV (Russia)

29. September 2012

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Leaving At All Costs

With a boom in terrorist activity in the past months, the USA’s withdrawal from Afghanistan begins to resemble a retreat On September 20th, the head of the US Ministry of Defense, Leon Panetta, announced the successful withdrawal of the supplementary military contingent, totaling 33 thousand people, from Afghanistan. The contingent was deployed to the country […]

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Pashtun Awakening: Defeat The Taliban By Changing The Narrative

By Khalil NOURI (USA)

25. September 2012

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Pashtun Awakening: Defeat The Taliban By Changing The Narrative

Pakistan has systemically weakened Afghanistan by undermining the sacred tribal structure of the Pashtuns, the country’s largest ethnic group, by attempting to replace it with the extremist ideology and practices of the Taliban – a process we refer to as “de-Pashtunization”. The only way to stop this process is by changing the narrative via a […]

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Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation

By Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia)

21. September 2012

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Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation

One of the most important events related to the war in Afghanistan to occur over the past few weeks was the publication of a report by a group of British experts concerning an inclination towards compromise among the Taliban. The authors interviewed several informed sources to prepare a report about how and under what terms […]

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Afghan’s Narco-Jihad and Pentagon’s Map

By Nikolai MALISHEVSKI (Belarus)

9. August 2012

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Afghan’s Narco-Jihad and Pentagon’s Map

Curious information surfaced in the media last month – based on space reconnaissance, the US Department of Defense put together a map of Afghanistan showing in detail the country’s mineral riches which, as it transpired, may be quite impressive. The fact that Afghanistan sits on lucrative natural resources was recognized indirectly back in 2010 when […]

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Is the Whirling Dervish of TAPI Politics Finally Spinning America’s Way?

By Peter CHAMBERLIN (USA)

23. May 2012

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Is the Whirling Dervish of TAPI Politics Finally Spinning America’s Way?

It had to eventually happen–Afghan politics have come full circle, and then some.  It was only a matter of time before the TAPI pipe dream would once again be offered as a solution to the Afghan conflict.  The Taliban are once again being handed the keys to the kingdom in exchange for partnering with Western […]

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USA Used Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Afghanistan and Iraq

By Leonid SAVIN (Russia)

9. April 2012

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USA Used Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Afghanistan and Iraq

It became clear after the Seoul nuclear summit that the USA sticks to the old policy that goes back to 1945 – to monopolize the right to use nuclear weapons by making their non-proliferation part of international law in combination with new restrictive measures against others including Russia. It all should lead to the return […]

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NATO in Afghanistan: Do They Stay Or Do They Go?

By Andrey ILYASHENKO (Russia)

6. April 2012

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NATO in Afghanistan: Do They Stay Or Do They Go?

Despite the fact that the U.S. has officially announced the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in 2014, things are coming so that they will remain there. The question, in what status, with what rights and, more importantly, with what goal – increasingly concerns the neighbors of Afghanistan: Russia, China, and Central Asia. An agreement on […]

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Active Endeavour and Drug Trafficking

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

30. March 2012

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Active Endeavour and Drug Trafficking

We all are aware of the basic frameworks of the US response to barbaric 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Bush’s administration and NATO launched unprecedented media, diplomatic and military campaigns aimed to suppress the adversary inside its haunt in Afghanistan. But few remember that the US Operation Enduring Freedom and NATO’s International Security Assistance Force weren’t […]

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