Hamid Karzai and the U.S.A.
The closer we come to the presidential elections in Afghanistan, scheduled for April 5 of this year, and the planned withdrawal of international forces from the country, the worse the U.S.-Afghan relations become. The situation is becoming more and more difficult. Washington is very interested in the signing of bilateral agreements on security, which will […]
The US and the Future of Afghanistan: Peace or no Peace?
The political discourse on Afghanistan’s future is somehow not merely about how many military personnel the US would finally decide to place in Afghanistan. It is equally about the purpose(s) they are deployed to attain. In other words, numbers, in this case, don’t matter so much as the underlying objectives do. However, the attainment of […]
Afghanistan After 2014 Part 2
What might be the possible scenarios of the development of the military and political situation in Afghanistan in the period after 2014? Scenario No. 1. Fragmentation of the country. Due to the split within the national elite of Afghanistan which emerged following the latest presidential elections, contradictions remain in the country regarding the Pashtun centre and […]
Afghanistan After 2014 Part 1
The anthem of Afghanistan has the following lines: “This Land will shine forever – Like the sun in the blue sky / In the chest of Asia – It will remain as its heart forever.” It is an exact description of this country’s true position in the Middle East and Central Asia. Without a fundamental, […]
U.S. Aid to Afghanistan: “In the Name of Democracy”
Over the past 12 years the United States has expended huge financial resources and diplomatic endeavours to establish supply routes to landlocked Afghanistan. This undertaking had two main effects: it ensured that the ever-increasing number of foreign and local troops in Afghanistan was adequately supplied and it tied scores of Eurasian countries, into broader US […]
U.S. Role In Global Drug Trafficking Part 3
Working for the CIA is a difficult and dangerous business. One of the tasks the paladins of the Empire of Good are facing consists in regular searching, catching, shooting and hanging their former colleagues who entered the path of treason – just as all other secret services do to their renegades. Meanwhile the U.S. foreign […]
The struggle for Afghanistan continues
The results of discussion of the draft of the Bilateral Security Agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan, held by Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the meeting of Afghan elders (Loya Jirga) evidently did not satisfy the White House. Just like Washington hawks cannot agree to uncertain prospects for the solution of this issue, depending on the […]
USA-Afghanistan and the bilateral security agreement
After lengthy discussions between Washington and Kabul on the question of the presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014, the last few days have much activity from the sides of the United States and Afghanistan in this regard. We are talking here about the draft Bilateral Security Agreement between the U.S.A. and Afghanistan, which, […]
Afghan Taliban Resistance: Lesson Learned
Although it appears that the 12 year Afghan war will end in stalemate in 2014 with Afghan resistance groups poised to pounce as NATO troops are on the way out, the Taliban have taken considerable beating as well and have been compelled to alter its position dramatically. Not only have they softened on a possible […]
What has the US forgotten in Afghanistan?
As the withdrawal of the NATO troops from Afghanistan approaches the US armored vehicles are heading for the Afghan border. But there’s a question that comes across one’s mind – is the US going to leave this country, or they’re going to replace one form of presence by another. At present the count of NATO […]
On the drug situation in Afghanistan
Rapidly degrading political and economic situation in Afghanistan has a direct impact on the development of drug trafficking and drug cultivation, and production of hard drugs. Measures taken by the Drug Combating Ministry of IRA, as well as the aid provided to the country by international organizations and, above all, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), unfortunately, have not […]
Silent degradation of the situation in Afghanistan
The military-political situation in Afghanistan is currently characterized by the activation of a specific subversive work of Taliban Movement (TM) with reduced activities of foreign troops and government forces to combat the armed opposition. The most intense fighting activities are led in the southern and eastern provinces of the country. Despite the large-scale joint anti-terror operations […]