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Afghanistan Transition 2014: Discerned Probabilities

By Ahsan ur Rahman KHAN (Pakistan)

Monday, July 22, 2013

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Afghanistan Transition 2014: Discerned Probabilities

Discernment of the probable form of the political transition of Afghanistan is one of the focal points of concern of the governments and public of Afghanistan, Pakistan and US, besides the regional countries and US’ major ISAF partners. Recent break down of the dialogue between US and Taliban – the two major ‘contenders’ in the […]

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US Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Reality

By Ahsan ur Rahman KHAN (Pakistan)

Thursday, July 11, 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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How to Find Qualified Afghan Leadership

By NWSC (USA)

Monday, October 22, 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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Leaving At All Costs

By Denis MOSYUKOV (Russia)

Saturday, September 29, 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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NATO in Afghanistan: Do They Stay Or Do They Go?

By Andrey ILYASHENKO (Russia)

Friday, April 6, 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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What the Taliban Readiness to Talk Means for Afghanistan

By Najmuddin A. SHAIKH (Pakistan)

Friday, February 3, 2012

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What the Taliban Readiness to Talk Means for Afghanistan

The Taliban spokesman’s announcement that the Taliban are prepared to open an office in Doha Qatar and to hold talks with the Americans at that site has been the headline story in the international media for the last few days. The fact that this very spokesman, commenting on the disgusting video of American marines urinating […]

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Karzai’s Loya Jirga

By Najmuddin A. SHAIKH (Pakistan)

Friday, December 9, 2011

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Karzai’s Loya Jirga

President Karzai and his government hailed the Loya Jirga, a 2030 strong assemblage of parliamentarians and notables from across the country, as a great success. Certainly it could be deemed a success that the Taliban despite the threats they held out were not able to prevent participation nor were they able to launch any attacks […]

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Washington’s Afghan Endgame

By Viktor MIKHIN (Russia)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Washington’s Afghan Endgame

US President Barack Obama’s announced phased withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan prompted an immediate surge of articles and comments in the international media; analyses and even forecasts by experts; and estimates and calculations by the military. The assessments often directly contradict each other, even though their authors cite the same facts and present the same […]

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China-US: What Is Inside Real Politics

By Konstantin PENZEV (Russia)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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China-US: What Is Inside Real Politics

As we continue our conversation about relations between the United States and China, I should point out that the United States controls China both militarily and politically. How does that work? To begin, we need to answer the main question: does the United States today want to cut off China’s raw material supplies or does […]

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Will Pay-for-Peace Work in Afghanistan?

By Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Will Pay-for-Peace Work in Afghanistan?

The pay-for-peace format for peace in Afghanistan has perhaps reached its crescendo with the drawdown of NATO forces most likely next month. The moot question is: whether after the departure of the foreign troops will Afghanistan usher in era of peace and development as often harped by its current President Hamid Karzai or will it […]

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NATO’s Routine in Afghanistan

By Victor MIKHIN (Russia)

Friday, June 3, 2011

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NATO’s Routine in Afghanistan

Speaking May 31 at a press conference in Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told NATO to stop bombing Afghan villages. He said if NATO continues airstrikes on Afghan homes, its presence in Afghanistan will be regarded as occupation, which is not what the Afghan people want; and he stressed that the airstrike in Helmand Province […]

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Operation Enduring Freedom Could Bring Civil War to the Afghans

By Viktor DUBOVITSKY (Russia)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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Operation Enduring Freedom Could Bring Civil War to the Afghans

The world began forgetting about Afghanistan against the backdrop of this year’s Great Arab Revolution. The same thing happened after Soviet forces withdrew from the country in February 1989 and in April 2003 while the whole world held its breath during Operation Iraqi Freedom, wondering how long Saddam Hussein would last under the American assault. […]

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