Afghanistan

3 US Soldiers Killed, 50 Civilians Die in Retaliatory Bombing Afghanistan's Endless War

US Bombing Kills 30 Civilians in Afghanistan as US-Led War Enters its 18th Year

November 30, 2018

Casualties in the 17-year US war effort in Afghanistan is higher now than any time since 2009. Former marine and state department official Matthew Hoh says that there still is no end in sight.

The Taliban in Moscow: A Turning Point for the Afghan War?

The Taliban in Moscow: A Turning Point for the Afghan War?

November 10, 2018

As the Afghan government suffers more losses on the ground, a landmark peace conference hosted by Russia could mark a shift in the 17-year war. The Taliban is there in its highest level diplomatic engagement in years. We speak to author and historian Vijay Prashad

An Ex-Marine's View of the US 'Forever War'

An Ex-Marine’s View of the US ‘Forever War’

September 25, 2018

Former Marine Lyle Jeremy Rubin talks about how he came to see US wars as a non-stop continuation of the war economy and how US politicians and mass media have numbed the population to the realities of war

Erik Prince’s Push to Privatize the Afghanistan War

August 26, 2018

Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince is now lobbying to deploy mercenaries instead of the US military in order to bring the 17-year war in Afghanistan to an end. We discuss the proposal with Antony Loewenstein, author of “Disaster Capitalism”

Deadly Taliban Offensive Exposes US-Afghan Forces’ Disarray

August 14, 2018

As the death toll from a Taliban assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni passes 300, journalist and author Ahmed Rashid says the attack underscores the the ineffectiveness of the US-NATO-Afghan government coalition, and the urgent need for talks to end the nearly 17-year war

IRAN: US Regime Change Project is Immoral and Illegal

July 24, 2018

By David William Pear , July 23, 2018   Photo: George W. Bush. A symbol of America’s contempt for international law. [Photo from the sleuthjournal.com]   “We’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” (US General Wesley Clark, former…

Tariq Ali: “No Real Choice” at the Ballot Box for the People of Pakistan

July 19, 2018

Corruption keeps growing like cancer in Pakistan. This combined with military repression and on-going terror attacks from the Islamic State, Pakistanis will see a continuation of the status quo, says Tariq Ali

A double-edged sword: China and Pakistan link up with fibreoptic cable

July 19, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. This month’s inauguration of a fibreoptic cable linking Pakistan with China could prove to be a double-edged sword. Constructed by Chinese conglomerate Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, the cable is likely to enhance both Pakistan’s information communication technology infrastructure as well as the influence of Chinese authoritarianism at a…

Afghan Refugees Continue Daily Protest at Balikpapan Detention Center in Indonesia

June 18, 2018

Ehsanullah Sahil, a refugee from Afghanistan who is being held at the Balikpapan Detention Center in Indonesia report on the ongoing protests against miserable conditions at the center

Detained Refugees Protest for 100 Days at Indonesia’s Balikpapan Detention Center

April 30, 2018

After Ehsanullah Sahil fled Afghanistan to escape the Taliban, Indonesia incarcerated him for over three years with no end in sight