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

... that the U.S. should not have been present in Afghanistan either. From open sources, the outline of the American plan for the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan becomes clear. However, the negotiating process between the political wing of the Taliban in Doha and the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad demonstrates that the Afghan issue is still far from being resolved. Three issues are important for the Americans in negotiations with the Taliban: the statement of the ...


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

... 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 diaspora but representatives from ...


The Inter-Afghan Talks: Transforming the Taliban

The transformation of 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 ...


The CIA Led War reopens in Afghanistan

After the announcement of president Trump new South Asian strategy and according to our sources within the American intelligence community, the US forces will double their offensives on insurgency/Taliban which the Pentagon refers to special operations, known as ‘surge’. Many US Non-Official Cover (NOCs) or espionage activities will be increased. Furthermore the CIA and US intelligence community will multiply their Afghan ‘Snitches’ and ...


Interview with Pugwash Secretary General Paolo Cotta-Ramusino

... troops there, the situation has not improved. N.S.: Why? What are the reasons? P. C-R.: I think that there have been lots of mistakes in dealing with the situation. To begin with, there has been the Bonn Conference of 2001 that completely cut off the Taliban. The Taliban are still present in Afghanistan. The Taliban cannot win over the Government of Afghanistan and the Government of Afghanistan cannot eliminate the Taliban. Moreover, there are other groups which are more dangerous, such as DAESH. ...


The beginning of a new chapter of proxy war in Afghanistan

... revitalized its great middle-east strategy in order to dominate and pursue its geopolitical objectives in the region US, NATO and other Strategic allies of America stationed thousands of troops in the country to fight the so-called Al-Qaida and its allies the Taliban movement in Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of the US war on terror strategy despite the heavily armed presence of US and its allies in the region no sign of eradication of the radical Islam is witnessed, rather radical Islamic movements (Al-Qaida,...


The Islamic State in Afghanistan: a Real Threat to the Region?

... which had been excessively demonized in the public and expert space. In January 2015, representatives of the largest for now Islamic regional military-political union in South and Central Asia and the main ally of al-Qaeda in the region, namely the Taliban movement, took their long-awaited oath (Baja) and pledged loyalty. A few months of self-proclaimed Caliph’s emissaries’ hard work and negotiations with the Taliban leaders were crowned with success and creation of a new IS stronghold ...


Where will the new Taliban leader lead his people?

What does the appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the Supreme Commander of the Taliban in Afghanistan mean? What could it lead to? The Taliban was founded by Mullah Mohammed Omar, who also served as Head of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. Mullah Omar could hardly claim supreme leadership,...


Divisions within the Global Jihad

al-Qaeda vs ISIS In late April 2015, the media reported that the leaders of Islamic State (IS) and Taliban declared jihad against each other. Earlier, there had been violent clashes between supporters of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Jabhat al-Nusra leader Abu Mohammad al-Julani, who refused to swear allegiance to the future caliph. Given the ...


Will There Be an Alliance against the Islamic State?

... activity in Afghanistan in January necessitates enhancing joint action against the Islamic State not only with the countries of Central Asia (e.g. Turkmenistan, which requested military assistance from the US), but even with such odious structures as Taliban, with whom Washington is carrying out consultations as well. Finally, reports of a possible allegiance of the Caucasus Emirate to ISIS substantiate the threats of al-Baghdadi’s fellow-fighters against Azerbaijan and Russia, which have so ...


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