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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

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

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.

Afghanistan

August 3, 2017
With the Afghan war in a violent stalemate, President Trump and his top advisers have considered proposals to outsource the anti-Taliban fight to private mercenaries

Kabul Bombing and Afghan War are a Result of Deep Contradiction in US Policy

June 2, 2017

Long-time Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn explains that the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the recent massive bombing in Kabul are the result of contradictory US support for Sunni factions in the region and will not end until US pressures Pakistan

Trump’s Massive Bomb and Syrian Strike Both Deadly Propaganda Events

April 13, 2017

Vijay Prashad and Paul Jay ask if the US “mother of all bombs” dropped on Afghanistan and the missile attack on a Syrian airbase, are PR events to show Trump and the US military will “fight without restraint” and “take on Russia”