Central Asia

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 TAPI Pipeline Is Killing Nabucco

Stanislav Tarasov (Russia) Turkmenistan is attacking Europe’s energy monopoly Turkmen President G. Berdimuhamedov gave an interview to the national media on the eve of his departure for New York to participate in the 65th session of the UN General assembly. He talked about the need to more energetically involve Afghanistan […]

The United States Did the Iranian Opposition a Disservice

Evgeny VELIYEV (Russia) Sanctions have strengthened Ahmadinejad. Turkey intends to continue supplying Iran with petroleum products despite the threat of sanctions from the United States, according to an article in the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post referring to an announcement by Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. “If the preference of the […]

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 […]

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. […]