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