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.
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 […]
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 […]
Who is “squeezing” the Taliban out into the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, and why are they doing it? The situation in Afghanistan today is no longer simply alarming, as we have been accustomed to saying for the last several decades. It is critical. Kyrgyz Slavic University Professor ALEXANDER […]
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 […]
We open the introductory issue with the New York Times Op-Ed of Jan 12, 2010. The article immediately triggered a routine hit back by few Western medias (most emphatic surprisingly in French Le Monde by Natalie Nougayrede) followed by bitter extra comment from a Russian blogger. Obvious propagandistic touch of […]