Afghanistan

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

What’s Behind the Taliban’s Call for Talks?

February 21, 2018

The Taliban’s letter, which urged the American people to pressure Trump to begin peace talks, is “more of a reflection of internal Taliban politics than a very meaningful and sincere request to talk,” says Thomas Johnson, former advisor to NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson

November 28, 2017
“We’ll Keep a Military Force for 50 Years Next to China and Pakistan,” say Wilkerson. Paul Jay talks with Larry Wilkerson, part 9

Iran Accused of Using Afghan Child Soldiers in Syria

November 8, 2017

Human Rights Watch says Iran has sent thousands of Afghan refugees to fight in Syria, including children as young as 14. We speak to journalist and author Emran Feroz.

Post 9/11 AUMF Law Gives Trump Power to Wage Perpetual War

November 1, 2017

Post 9/11 authorization to use military force has been used to intervene in 19 countries. Congress ought to reclaim its authority to declare war, explains Col. Larry Wilkerson