Central Asia

Restoring Trust in India-Pakistan Relations

Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India) The prime ministers of India and Pakistan met on the sidelines of the 16th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit in the Bhutanese capital, Thimpu on 29 April 2010 with the main objective of resuming the composite dialogue process that was stalled after the Mumbai […]

Karzai Mobilizes Regional Support

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s two-day visit to New Delhi on April 26 helped underscore that the strategic relationship between the two neighboring countries is much more than a sideshow of their troubled ties with Pakistan. Not once did the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or the visiting dignitary care […]

Demonizing Iran

Dave LINDORFF (USA) On April 21, the Wall Street Journal had a lead story about Israeli planning to possibly “go it alone” in an attack on Iran if the US were not to “succeed” in its diplomatic efforts to get Iran to “stop” it’s alleged attempts to develop a nuclear […]

False flag operation “Joint”

Evgeny Khrushchev (Russia) Monterey & Marja Right after 4/20 celebration of Weed Day in California, the duo of Supernova Afghan experts from Monterey published their mind-boggling trip on Marja opium. What could have been a funny frolic for a couple of stoned students, has turned out to be a false […]

Afghanistan After Obama Visit

Najmuddin A. SHAIKH (Pakistan) Buoyed by his domestic triumph – the passage of the Healthcare Bill – and the conclusion of the new START treaty with Russia- marking a substantial advance towards his oft touted goal of a Nuclear weapon free world President Obama arrived in Kabul on a previously […]

Al-Qaeda Is Crippled, Forget It

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) CIA Director Leon Panetta recently issued a public statement saying that American intelligence has managed to inflict serious damage on the Al Qaeda hierarchy and has reduced its capabilities to their lowest level in its history. He said that Al Qaeda has been transformed into a poorly […]

Outside Sources of Afghanistan’s Woes

Sherhasan Hasan (Afghanistan) When the world media addresses any issues involving Afghanistan, it invariably mentions military clashes, bombings, killings, disruptions, refugees, deprivation, poverty, disease, terrorism, etc. For the last several decades, the Taliban, al-Qaeda, drugs and other fear-inducing concepts have been associated with the name of my homeland—Afghanistan.

The CIA’s Intervention in Afghanistan

Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser in 1979 Sometimes it is useful to reread old digests. More then ten years ago former US President National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski frankly spoke to French Le Nouvel Observateur in 1998. According to him, the CIA’s intervention in Afghanistan […]