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The Taliban Target Tajiks Yet Again

The Taliban Target Tajiks Yet Again

On August 15 last year,  Ashraf Ghani, the then president of  Afghanistan fled the country. Ironically, Ghani had promised that he would “die defending” his country only three months before he fled. By fleeing, Ghani facilitated the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban who are led...

The Media Embrace the Martyrdom of Afghan Women

The Media Embrace the Martyrdom of Afghan Women

How long will it take to understand what “politics as usual” means in Afghanistan? Following the Taliban’s near-complete takeover of the country, there are no answers, much speculation and more questions emerging every day that goes by. A government has now been officially announced, but...

How 9/11 and the War on Terror Shaped the World

How 9/11 and the War on Terror Shaped the World

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four planes and launched suicide attacks on iconic symbols of America, first striking the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and then the Pentagon. It would be the deadliest act of...

After Afghanistan, How Probable Is Peace?

After Afghanistan, How Probable Is Peace?

As the world speculates about the future of Afghanistan, some key figures in the West — with a vested interest in how things evolve militarily — are today claiming to show the clairvoyance that has consistently failed them in the past. Many have criticized President Joe Biden’s...

Will the Taliban End Up Under the Influence?

Will the Taliban End Up Under the Influence?

Yahoo News Senior Editor Mike Bebernes asks the big question on everyone’s mind after the American debacle in Afghanistan: “Does the U.S. have any real leverage over the Taliban?” After summarizing the immediate political background of the topic, he compares the speculative answers of a...

The US Tries to Make a Fine Distinction in Afghanistan

The US Tries to Make a Fine Distinction in Afghanistan

The US special representative, Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as the Bush administration’s ambassador to Afghanistan and later to the United Nations, has delivered his post-mortem on America’s two-decade-long war in Afghanistan. On August 30, he tweeted: “Our war in Afghanistan is over. Our...

Remembering What to Remember in America

Remembering What to Remember in America

As America approaches the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 disaster, there are still terrorists hanging out in many of the world’s shadowy recesses, some of whom are probably hoping for another opportunity to bring down another shrine to capitalism somewhere in the American homeland. Even with this...

Some Boots on the Ground Leave Odd Footprints

Some Boots on the Ground Leave Odd Footprints

Most people consider the trillions of dollars spent by the Americans on military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq to have been a waste of money and the sign of a failed vision. When US President Joe Biden reasoned that it was time to put a stop to the spending, he claimed it had long ago achieved...

Afghans Have Been Left at the Mercy of the Ruthless Taliban

Afghans Have Been Left at the Mercy of the Ruthless Taliban

On August 15, Taliban militants entered the outskirts of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. It was the worst thing that could have happened to former Afghan employees of foreign institutions, women and civil rights defenders, religious and ethnic minorities, local journalists and even ordinary...

US Media Amplifies Afghan Chaos

US Media Amplifies Afghan Chaos

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary appears today in its final August weekly edition containing multiple items taken from a variety of contexts. The daily format returns next Monday. The Fading Horizon of US Middle East Politics US foreign policy has always sought effective metaphors intended to...

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