Afghanistan

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

The New York Times Gives Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Free Advertising

August 30, 2017

It’s ‘incredible’ that the New York Times gave former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince editorial space to suggest letting private mercenaries lead the war in Afghanistan, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Trump’s Afghan Military Solution Will Fail

August 29, 2017

James Dorsey tells Paul Jay that Trump’s plan is to force the Taliban to negotiate, but there is no reason for them to do so

Afghanistan

August 22, 2017
Institute for Policy Studies’ Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss Trump’s war without end in Afghanistan

Iran

August 21, 2017
From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That’s a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself

Reality Asserts Itself: Trita Parsi

August 21, 2017
From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That’s a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself