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US Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Reality

By Ahsan ur Rahman KHAN (Pakistan)

11. July 2013

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US Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Reality

With the year 2014 –scheduled for US’ withdrawal from Afghanistan – approaching nearer, the confusion regarding the form and even quantum, as also the ‘after-effects’ of US’ withdrawal, is increasing in the media reports. There are now the reported lurking doubts that US may not fulfill its commitment to withdraw its military by the end […]

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Terror Acts in US: Who Gains? (II)

By Olga SHEDROVA (Russia)

7. May 2013

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Terror Acts in US: Who Gains? (II)

Part I Friendly fire to scare foes Anton Chekhov, a great Russian writer, has once said «If in Act I you have a pistol hanging on the wall, then it must fire in the last act». If a country, like the United States churns out a number of contingency laws, then one day a contingency […]

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Russia – Pakistan: the Way is Open for New Projects

By Sergey KAMENEV (Russia)

12. February 2013

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Russia – Pakistan: the Way is Open for New Projects

At the start of February this year, a trilateral meeting dealing with the situation in Afghanistan came to an end in London between the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan and British prime minister.  The outcome of the meeting was an agreement for a strategic Pakistan-Afghanistan partnership. Following the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan in […]

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Torn Between “Good Al-Qaeda” and “Bad Al-Qaeda”

By Peter CHAMBERLIN (USA)

6. January 2013

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Torn Between “Good Al-Qaeda” and “Bad Al-Qaeda”

“US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said the slimmed-down force would focus on preventing Al-Qaeda… from regaining a foothold in the war-shattered nation.” When Do We Fight Against Terrorists and When Do We Put Them On the American Payroll? The hypocritical foreign policy of Barack Obama is identical to that of his two predecessors–Little Moronic Bush and Sleazy Jefferson Clinton.  All […]

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Afghanistan Under U.S. Occupation

By Nikolay MALISHEVKY (Belarus)

28. December 2012

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Afghanistan Under U.S. Occupation

There is nothing new in the opinion that has long been expressed regarding the similarity of the military action waged in Afghanistan, after the Soviet army entered the country on December 25, 1979, with the war waged by the U.S. Army in Vietnam. However this opinion leads us away from the truth. By putting its […]

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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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UAVs: Human and Legal Aspects

By Andrei AKULOV (Russia)

3. November 2012

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UAVs: Human and Legal Aspects

Right before the presidential candidates debates on October 11, 2012, President Obama had authorized his 297th unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) strike since taking office. 17 Pakistanis lost lives as a result. The Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said the strike was a clear violation of international law and sovereignty of a country that is not in the […]

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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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Redivision of the World: Russian Perspective

By Eugene SUPER (Russia)

5. October 2012

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Redivision of the World: Russian Perspective

ORIENTAL REVIEW presents the weekly video updates on international security issues and situation in the hot spots of the world. The films prepared by a group of Russian experts are available on the dedicated Youtube channel and the blog Redivision of the World.   Update 46. September 17-23, 2012 Main topics: – Protests in Libya […]

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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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