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Investing Your Future In a Poison Peace Process

By Peter CHAMBERLIN (USA)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

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Investing Your Future In a Poison Peace Process

The Indian analyst who authored the following piece (SEE: India, Pakistan, and God’s geostrategic will) is probably giving an accurate assessment of his government’s opinion of the current status of the Pakistani military, even though both his opinion and the projected government position are probably miscalculations or misinterpretations of Pakistani gestures. He interprets recent moves […]

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Changing Dynamics in the Af-Pak

By Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

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Changing Dynamics in the Af-Pak

The visit of Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff to China and later to Afghanistan towards in July have given rise to speculations about the probable coming together of the two powers to adopt an accommodative approach on various issues including Afghanistan…Though it is difficult to agree completely that […]

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The Convoy Attacks in Pakistan

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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The Convoy Attacks in Pakistan

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) The recent events in Pakistan are an excellent illustration of the serious crisis in American foreign policy. Six NATO convoys have been set on fire in Pakistan over the last two days in areas located different distances from the border with Afghanistan. That in itself is unprecedented, but one nuance makes it […]

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Taliban Fear Reintegration Program May Succeed

Saturday, October 2, 2010

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Taliban Fear Reintegration Program May Succeed

Nataliya Bulygina (Russia) That difficult security situation in modern-day Afghanistan is a key problem for the development of the country, maintenance of a stable social and economic system and protection of the populace against existing threats—both militant attacks and natural disasters, which are difficult to address without assuring order in the region. One major step […]

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The River of Afghan Corruption, and Its American Source

Saturday, September 18, 2010

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The River of Afghan Corruption, and Its American Source

Peter Chamberlin (USA) The distinguished American ambassador glibly explains the unprecedented security situation in Afghanistan, blaming the entire mess upon the last thirty years without accepting US responsibility for causing it all. We created the conflict in the first place, by bringing together the criminal enterprises of international arms dealers, opium suppliers, suitcases full of […]

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What Do the Wikileaked Documents Say?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

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What Do the Wikileaked Documents Say?

Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia) The recent leak of thousands of secret documents from US intelligence in Afghanistan has aroused intense interest throughout world, both in the fact of the leak itself and in the content of the published information. After studying the matter, I would like pass on my understanding of the situation. First of all, […]

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Donor Country Politics Condemn Afghanistan to Be the Global Center of Terrorism

Friday, July 30, 2010

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Donor Country Politics Condemn Afghanistan to Be the Global Center of Terrorism

Alexander KNYAZEV (Russia) It is not easy to understand what is happening in Afghanistan today. Everything here is like a tangled ball of yarn: there are numerous clans warring among themselves; there is no single center of power; and the country has a puppet government, a foreign military presence and a criminalized economy… About 15 […]

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Talibjan Vs Taliban

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Talibjan Vs Taliban

Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India) A new terminology has been recently added to conflict and peace discourse in trouble torn Afghanistan. The term Talibjan (a combination of Talib and Jan) is coined to impart a new meaning to the Taliban in Afghanistan to bring them to the orbit of the «reintegration» process. Taliban (the singular is Talib, […]

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Afghanistan after McChrystal

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Afghanistan after McChrystal

Najmuddin A. SHAIKH (Pakistan) For the last few days following on the “Rolling Stones” interview by Gen. McChrystal and President Obama’s decision to replace him with Gen. Petraeus there has been a great deal of attention paid to the current situation in Afghanistan and what the change in command will portend for the strategy that […]

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Can Petraeus repeat the Iraq story?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Can Petraeus repeat the Iraq story?

M.K. BHADRAKUMAR (India) A stronger United States President than Barack Obama would have probably given a dressing down to his commander in Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal for his team’s indiscretion in making tendentious remarks to the embedded journalist from Rolling Stone magazine, and then ordered him to get on with his job of “degrading” the Taliban. […]

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Strategy For Balkanization of Pakistan

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Strategy For Balkanization of Pakistan

Gulam Mitha (Canada) My generation, the baby boomers, was trained to think but the progressive generations are being trained to let a select few think. The control and brainwashing role has been delegated to the media, the voice of all politicians, over the past 20 years through disinformation. In the futuristic book, the Time Machine, […]

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“The War is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas

Saturday, June 19, 2010

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“The War is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas

Michel CHOSSUDOVSKY (Canada) The 2001 bombing and invasion of Afghanistan has been presented to World public opinion as a “Just War”, a war directed against the Taliban and Al Qaeda, a war to eliminate “Islamic terrorism” and instate Western style democracy. The economic dimensions of the “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT) are rarely mentioned. The […]

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