Search: Afghanistan,ISIS (6 materials)

Afghanistan Crisis: Security Problems for Russia and Central Asian States

... among Pakistanis, Chechens, other natives of Northern Caucasus and Central Asia (Uzbeks, Tajiks, Kyrgyz) and of China (Uighurs). At the next stage, groups that had split off from Pakistan’s Taliban played an important role in the entrenchment of ISIS in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pakistan’s military conducted the massive Zarb-e-Azb operation. As a result, large numbers of Pakistani Taliban and other terrorist groups were pushed from Pakistan’s Waziristan and Baluchistan into Afghanistan, thereby ...


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... Mediterranean chair at Université Paris Sciences et Lettres. He is an author of 20 books. His latest book , “Beyond Chaos: The Crisis in the Mediterranean and the Middle East,” is an analysis of the present situation in the Middle East and the Mediterranean ... ... of Jihadism The first stage of Jihadism, present from 1979 to 1997, was centered around both a jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan and the possibility for Sunni groups to contain Iranian influence at the time. It was effective against Russia in ...


The Emerging Trump Doctrine of Strategic Savvy

... used judicious force to accomplish what Obama had failed to do in 2013 despite his own declared red line. So did the dropping of the “Mother of All Bombs” (MOAB, or Massive Ordnance Air Blast), the largest conventional bomb in the US arsenal, on ISIS fighters in Afghanistan on April 14. Facing what Mattis has called a “clear and present danger” from North Korea, Trump’s team did not put the problem off in the manner of the past three US administrations. He is meeting it head on with an unprecedented deployment ...


Novel attempts to launch sectarian war in Afghanistan

... world, unfortunately, both countries enjoy rich oil reserves and miss-using petrol-bucks to lead the said world. Iran supports Alawaits in Syria, Houthis in Yemen, Hizbullah in Lebanon Muqtada Alsader in Iraq Hizb-e-wahdat Islamic and Harakat Islamic in Afghanistan in return Saudi-Arabia holds up IS (ISIS, ISIL), ISK and Wahabistic movements to set up counter-balance for Iran in the region and beyond, both sides via numerous means want to undermine each others’ role in the Muslim world they push even deeper for years Iranian regime suppresses ...


The beginning of a new chapter of proxy war in Afghanistan

... German forces command Potsdam and Major General Markus Kneip commander of RC North and according to some sources in MAD the military wing of German intelligence a new front is due to be established in northern Afghanistan as IS (formerly known as ISL and ISIS) to launch a warfare in the northern Afghanistan in relation to my recent discussion with Markus Gruebel Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defense of Germany he indicated that his information recounts that IS in Afghanistan is an independent movement and is not controlled ...


All I want for Christmas is... five answers

... power in the hands of Shia Iraqis (sectarianism) has never been a good strategy. Finally, air strikes can halt or pull the IS back at best. At worst, one can fail as the U.S. did in Vietnam. You just cannot combat these guys from the sky! 3. Whither Afghanistan? Well, it's pretty simple. A president of Kabul is not a president of Afghanistan. Almost entire south-east landstrip of the territory is facing considerable or high security threat, terror attacks have been carried out in the Afghan ...


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