Phenomenon of Terrorism

Islamic revolution

Religion And Politics (VI)

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V The Muslim Brotherhood and its brainchildren (II) From any viewpoint, Sunni Islam created a set of fundamentalist movements, activists, and parties in the last decades of the last century. Already mentioned, for instance, al-Qaida (al-Queda) was the brainchild of the Saudi […]

Graveyard Of Empires

Graveyard Of Empires

The US-led war in Afghanistan looks to be ending, and not a day too soon. America’s father, Benjamin Franklin, wisely wrote: ‘No good war; no bad peace.’ Yet for 20 years, the United States waged all-out war against this small, remote, impoverished state whose only weapons were old AK47 rifles […]

US troops leaving Afghanistan

Defeated Troops Are Leaving Afghanistan In Hurry

The foreign troops are in hurry to leave Afghanistan and expected to complete their withdrawal within a week. The US administration under President Trump concluded that the Afghan war is unwinnable. The longer they will stay in Afghanistan, the more damage will happen to the US. Two-decades war has cost […]

Terrorists in Syria

The Wrong Pentagon Policy

The Syrian “liberation movements” have been fighting the legitimate Assad regime and its allied Russian military for 11 years now. But their arsenals are only getting bigger and bigger. How come? Modern warfare is waged with high-tech weapons. Each battle fought eats up loads of ammunition and modern weapons systems […]

SCO

What’s The SCO’s Game Plan For Afghanistan?

The SCO would do well to coordinate its members’ efforts to contain Afghan-emanating regional terrorist threats such as ISIS-K, encourage a political compromise between Kabul and the Taliban, and devise a plan for developing the war-torn country’s connectivity potential so as to ensure its long-term stability. The future of Afghanistan […]

US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Afghanistan: US Exit Is With Caveats

The United States and NATO are yet to begin the withdrawal of their forces from Afghanistan but the eyes are cast over the horizon at what lies after the ‘forever war’ formally ends. The US exit strategy in Afghanistan assumes the look of that random arbitrariness of a lottery that […]

Exiting Afghanistan

Exiting Afghanistan: Biden Sets The Date

It had to be symbolic, and was represented as such.  Forces of the United States will be leaving Afghanistan on September 11 after two decades of violent occupation, though for a good deal of this stretch, US forces were, at best, failed democracy builders, at worst, violent tenants. In his […]