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Terrorism as Pretext for Intervention in Middle East

By Nauman SADIQ (Pakistan)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

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Terrorism as Pretext for Intervention in Middle East

In order to understand the hype surrounding the phenomena of Islamic radicalism and terrorism, we need to understand the prevailing global economic order and its prognosis. What the pragmatic economists have forecast about the free market capitalism has turned out to be true; whether we like it or not. A kind of global economic entropy […]

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Friday, April 1, 2016

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Hybrid Wars 4. In the Greater Heartland (II)

(Please read Part I prior to this article) “The Eurasian Balkans” As promising of a potential that the Greater Heartland has in fulfilling what seems to be the world’s inevitable multipolar destiny, it runs the risk of being held back by the adroit manipulation of its “Eurasian Balkan” socio-political vulnerabilities. To bring the reader up […]

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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“The New Middle East”: Russian Style (III)

(Please read Part I, Part IIA and Part IIB before this article) Barely anything is certain in life, but if there’s one thing that geopolitical observers can most surely expect, it’s that the US will fiendishly find a way to pay Russia back for the sudden reversal that Moscow’s inflicted upon its strategic fortunes in […]

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A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Monday, June 22, 2015

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A “Secular ISIL” Rises In Southeast Asia (I)

India just carried out one of its largest-ever covert operations in peacetime, striking a Myanmar-based terrorist group and killing over 100 of its members. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), known more popularly by its initials NSCN-K, was targeted because of the terrorist attack it pulled off last week in the Northeast Indian state […]

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Turkmenistan as the Three-for-One Staging Ground of Eurasian Destabilization

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Turkmenistan as the Three-for-One Staging Ground of Eurasian Destabilization

The US and NATO are set to withdraw the majority of their forces from Afghanistan by year’s end (or perhaps be forced to remove them all, leaving the unprepared Afghan authorities to deal with the Taliban terrorist insurgency and a possible government collapse. This isn’t an unintended aftereffect of over a decade of war and […]

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The War on Terrorism … or Whatever

By William BLUM (USA)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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The War on Terrorism … or Whatever

“U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory […]

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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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Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan: Rising Menace

By Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India)

Monday, February 4, 2013

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Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan: Rising Menace

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has become a concern in Eurasian region. In January 2013 alone, the members of the extremist organization confronted security forces in Afghanistan on two instances during operations in Burkah district of Baghlan province. A government official in Tajiksitan declared on 28 January 2013 that police in Kubodiyen District in […]

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Afghanistan Under U.S. Occupation

By Nikolay MALISHEVKY (Belarus)

Friday, December 28, 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

Saturday, November 24, 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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Afghan Taliban Announces Its Victory over NATO

By Elena GLADKOVA (Russia)

Thursday, October 11, 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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