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Impeachment & Intervention: Where American Foreign Policy Goes Wrong

... down, look no further than the Middle East. Akop Gabrielyan: Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy? Within the aforementioned omnibus bill, $4.2 billion is appropriated for the Afghan Security Forces Fund. That’s correct. The U.S. is sending $4.2 billion to Afghanistan to continue its seemingly endless endeavor in the Middle East. In recent years, there have been serious concerns regarding U.S. foreign aid to Afghanistan. Furthermore, this news is shocking bearing in mind the release of the Afghanistan ...


Security Outlook for a Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline and U.S.-Russia Relations

Technology and innovation can be a gateway for the U.S. and Russia to work together and build trust without compromising their core values Security Outlook for a Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAPI) and U.S. Involvement To identify innovative solutions for securing the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAPI) from threats and attacks, participating agencies must put together a concerted effort, relying on both physical security ...


The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

The First Bonn Conference Germany is heavily involved in the Afghan affairs since 9.11.2001; the country has brought in to being the modern Afghanistan thru launching the international Bonn conference “Bonn 1” in December 2001, the said conference toke place right after the collapse of the barbaric regime of Taliban in Afghanistan. Furthermore, it paved the way to engage several rival ...


What the SCO Summit in Bishkek Confirmed

... Sustainable Development in the Central Asian Region” noted the important role that Central Asian states play in ensuring security, stability and sustainable development in the region. In particular, the resolution noted their efforts to achieve stability in Afghanistan. In this regard, it is necessary to note the progressive growth of interaction within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which celebrated its fifth anniversary on the eve of the SCO summit. Let us not forget that four out of eight SCO members ...


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... Arabia and then later Iran, through three stages of Jihadism. This analysis is taken from an interview with Dr. Kepel. Stages 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 Afghanistan, but this phase was not very successful elsewhere and failed in Algeria, Chechnya, and Egypt. Phase one was characterized ...


Envisioning Opportunities for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in and with Central Asia

The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations’ Report Central Asia stands out as a comparatively “nontoxic” region where there are limited, but not insignificant, opportunities for U.S.-Russia collaboration both bilaterally and within multilateral frameworks: in the space industry, civil security, job-creation mechanisms and rural human capital, and knowledge sharing for instance. Any proposal of U.S.-Russia cooperation in a concrete domain will have to be made in a tri- or-multipartite...


Meeting with President of Strategic Vision Institute (Pakistan)

... expanding cooperation between the two organizations, including with respect to the future of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, possible multilateral nuclear arms control mechanisms in Asia, and likely scenarios for the development of the situation in Afghanistan.


Escape from Responsibility: the U.S. Is Looking for a Way Out of Afghanistan

The United States offers other forces to take responsibility for the situation in Afghanistan U.S. senators Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Tom Udall proposed to Congress the draft American Forces Going Home After Noble Service Act (AFGHAN, 2019) . In fact, this step allowed lawmakers to start the process of securing a legal base ...


Pakistan Will Appreciate Russia Playing a More Active Role in the Region

... Head of National Counter-Terrorism Authority of Pakistan RIAC Expert Tatyana Kanunnikova talks with Kh Khalid Farooq, expert in terrorism and former Head of National Counter-Terrorism Authority of Pakistan ( NACTA ), about improving the situation in Afghanistan, negotiations with Taliban, and the areas for Russia and Pakistan can cooperate in. On Feb 5–6, the Taliban political envoys met with Afghan political leaders in Moscow to discuss the peace process. The event was organized by the Afghan ...


The Inter-Afghan Talks: Transforming the Taliban

... itself is as difficult a process as the search for a compromise between the outside and domestic Afghan players The past two weeks have seen developments that will determine the further course of the Afghan conflict. There was fierce fighting between Afghanistan’s armed units and the Taliban, particularly for the town of Ghazni southwest of Kabul. The approaching Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bairam) Festival spurred renewed attempts to achieve a truce, but to no avail. In the meantime, Pakistan got a new ...


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