Month: August 2021

Amazon

Amazon’s Drive Into Africa

Since 2004, Amazon has been building a foothold on the African continent.  In Cape Town, it already employs thousands in a global call centre and a range of data hubs.  Its South African career portal is a busy place, with the vast majority of advertised jobs located in Cape Town.  […]

Panjshir-Valley

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (VI)

6. The untold secrets of Panjshir Valley Many Indian analysts are ecstatic that the Taliban’s goose is cooked, as Amrullah Saleh, deposed president Ashraf Ghani’s former deputy, is on the march to marshal an anti-Taliban resistance movement, a la the Northern Alliance of the late 1990s. The cold air of […]

Aircraft carrying Afghans

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (V)

5. Putin: Taliban is the reality  The German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Moscow visits invariably draw great attention as she has performed a unique role as intermediary between the West and Russia during her 16 years in power. Even in the most trying times in Europe’s ties with Russia, Merkel could […]

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (IV)

4. The ‘X’ Factor in Kabul  The Chinese commentaries vehemently reject the western claims of democratic transformation in Afghanistan. A conversation on Tuesday between the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his American counterpart Antony Blinken (at the latter’s initiative) brought this out sharply. Wang told Blinken that […]

Biden summit for democracy

Joe Biden’s Fight For ‘Democracy’

President Biden has announced the forthcoming creation of an international organisation of democracies in the face of the rise of authoritarian Russian and Chinese regimes. Contrary to the official rhetoric, this is not about defending democracies, but about promoting US imperialism. This fight is futile because it has chosen the wrong opponent.

Afghan army failed

Why Afghan National Army Failed?

The Taliban recaptured Afghanistan with the speed of light, especially the Kabul was one of the swiftest and peaceful. Although the US believed that it might take three months to enter Kabul. The Us has anticipated that finally, the Taliban will recapture the whole country, it was just a matter […]

Hamid Karzai

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan (III)

3. The Return of the Native There is immense curiosity about the Taliban’s first moves following the dramatic return to Kabul after two decades. The big question on everyone’s mind is whether the Taliban has ‘changed’ since the 1990s. Opinions vary. But, so far at least, there are no signs […]