Few days ago Moscow was shocked with another suicide bomber Metro attack. The global and Russian internal media were swift in accusing ‘Islamic rebels from the North Caucasus’ in perpetrating this action. For us, Russian independent analysts, the matter is not so clear.
Trend (Azerbaijan) NATO and Russia clashed on Wednesday, March 24 over how to tackle the drug problem in Afghanistan, where Western nations have been fighting a Taliban-led insurgency for eight years. The country is the world’s largest producer of poppy seeds, a key ingredient in the manufacture of heroin. Russia […]
Alexander Sotnichenko Part 1 Part 2 Russia and the EU: the search for common ground on Afghanistan On January 18, 2008, Russian Federal Drug Control Service Director Viktor Ivanov and European Parliament member Pino Arlacchi, author of the new EU strategy for Afghanistan, held a press conference at which the […]
Alexander Sotnichenko Part 1 Russian criticism of the NATO operation in Afghanistan In fact, from our point of view the problem lies in different area. In Russia more and more senior government officials are trying to cast doubt on the idea that NATO’s counterterrorism operation is consistent with the interests […]
Alexander Sotnichenko The operation by international forces in Afghanistan under NATO auspices began in October 2001 in response to the terrorist attacks in the United States committed on Sep 11, 2001. By December 2001, the North Atlantic Alliance had received support from the UN Security Council as a guarantor of […]
Russia Today NATO forces are not willing to fight and their mission in Afghanistan is doomed, said Brigadier AMIR SULTAN TARAR, believed to have played a key role in the formation of the Taliban. ”Afghanis take courage in defending their country and that is what they are doing today,” he […]
What were the relations between the USSR and Afghanistan in the 1970s? Was the April Revolution unexpected? Was there another way? We discussed the political aspects of the situation that led to the Soviet engagement into Afghanistan with VICTOR KORGUN, head of the Afghan section of the Institute of Oriental […]
Ruslan Nadezhdin The common international viewpoint on the modern history of Afghanistan generally states that two great powers are repeatedly invading the suffering land at the very heart of Eurasia for at least 30 years (unless rolling back to XIX century). The Soviet presence there in 1979-1989 is mainly regarded […]