Afghanistan

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What it Really Takes to Secure Peace in Afghanistan

February 13, 2019

By Kathy Kelly / Progressive.org. Constant military surveillance of Afghans yields almost no real intelligence about the problems they face each day. An unusual group of volunteers uses a far different approach. Muhammad Ali teaching an orientation class at the APV Borderfree Learning Center. Hossein, a member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, (APV), which hosted…

Trump Withdrawing from Old Wars While Threatening Iran with New One

Trump Withdrawing from Old Wars While Threatening Iran with New One

February 6, 2019

While Trump is withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, he is ramping up aggression against Iran — acting both less and more hawkish than his intelligence agencies. Trita Parsi says Washington is violating international law in its campaign to isolate and strangle Tehran

US-Taliban Talks: Another Likely Tragedy for the Afghan People

US-Taliban Talks: Another Likely Tragedy for the Afghan People

January 30, 2019

Vijay Prashad of the Tricontinental Institute says we need a regional peace agreement for Afghanistan that includes Pakistan, India, and Iran at the negotiating table, lead by the United Nations

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