Topic: Afghanistan

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They are just like us

As Samos islanders stand in solidarity with the refugees arriving at their ports, again and again we hear locals saying: “they are just like us”....   [ continue reading...]

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Afghanistan on edge again

Mullah Omar is a tough act for Mullah Mansour to follow, given that he has not yet won over either the Taliban cadres or the Afghan Shura   [ continue reading...]

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Japan's "Sacred" Rice Farmers Brace for Pacific Trade Deal's Death Sentence

In small wet rice fields, or suiden, across Japan, farmers don rubber boots to slosh through the fields and check their plantings. Meanwhile, thousands of miles...   [ continue reading...]

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America's not so exceptional foreign policy

What can explain the myopia of US policy towards Sudan, when it knows Sudan has been facilitating ISIS in Libya, Syria and Iraq, and other terror groups?...   [ continue reading...]

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Victor Grossman, "German Know-Nothings Today"

Today we are also bedeviled by Know-Nothings -- in many countries. We hear similar views in London and Paris, in Amsterdam and Copenhagen, in Munich and Berlin...   [ continue reading...]

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Taliban’s new leader urges unity, playing down peace talk

The New York Times reports: Two days after acknowledging that its supreme commander, Mullah Muhammad Omar, was dead, the Taliban released an audio recording sai...   [ continue reading...]

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Apologists for terror or defenders of human rights? The Cage controversy in context

The attack on Cage is part of the more general assault on politically active Muslims and an attempt to push Muslim organisations to the margins of public life....   [ continue reading...]

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How Private Sector Is Cashing in on Pentagon's "Insatiable Demand" for Drone War Intelligence

Some months ago, an imagery analyst was sitting in his curtained cubicle at Hurlburt Field airbase in Florida watching footage transmitted from a drone above on...   [ continue reading...]

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UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in arm...   [ continue reading...]

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Taliban transition

Mullah Omar had been a mysterious man. The world knew little about him, or his rise to power in Afghanistan through the mechanism of the Taliban. The Islamist g...   [ continue reading...]

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The death of a ghost

We treat the Taliban as a monolithic and structured group, but it has become less coherent and more fluid, especially now after Mullah Omar’s declared death.   [ continue reading...]

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If the Taliban Reconquer Afghanistan, Does It Matter If Mullah Omar Died?

Juan Cole In all likelihood, the story of his death is being co-opted by various factions in Afghanistan for their own purposes.   [ continue reading...]

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No Warlords Need Apply

A second round of peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives, expected to begin before the end of July, 2015, suggests that som...   [ continue reading...]

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Mullah Omar’s death revelation could divide Taliban, undermine peace talks

The Washington Post reports: By the time Mohammad Omar’s death in 2013 was confirmed Wednesday, he had long been the ghost leader of the Taliban. His Afghan a...   [ continue reading...]

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No Warlords Need Apply: A Call for Credible Peacemaking in Afghanistan

The U.S. military doesn’t hesitate to demand sums for continued U.S. military presence in Afghanistan which could instead be dedicated to rebuilding the count...   [ continue reading...]

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The US Hand in the Syrian Mess

A Syrian refugee walks among severely damaged buildings in downtown Homs, Syria, on June 3, 2014. (Photo: Xinhua/Pan Chaoyue via Flickr ) Neocons and the main...   [ continue reading...]

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We Have Failed Afghanistan Again and Again

In the first half of 2015, violence by both the Taliban and the U.S. has risen sharply and Islamic State has emerged as a new and dangerous player. Once again,...   [ continue reading...]

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How One Decision By Mullah Omar Sealed The Fate Of Afghanistan

"Osama bin Laden's presence is like a chicken bone stuck in my throat. I can neither spit him out nor swallow him," Mullah Omar is believed to have said soon af...   [ continue reading...]

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Islamic State Recruitment Document Warns of ‘Major Attack’ in India

An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building ...   [ continue reading...]

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Protests of the marginalised: an interview

A glimpse of refugee movements in Berlin and Los Angeles. From the Squares and Beyond partnership. openDemocracy: Was there anything you...   [ continue reading...]

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