Category Archives: Afghanistan

Informelle Herrschaft versus liberale Staatlichkeit: Die Regierung Ashraf Ghanis

von Dr. Philipp Münch, Dozent für Sicherheits- und Rüstungspolitik an der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Hamburg. Der Artikel wurde ursprünglich für die Zeitschrift des Katholischen Militärbischofs für die deutsche Bundeswehr “Kompass. Soldat in Welt und Kirche“, Ausgabe Juli/August-Ausgabe 2018 erstellt. … Continue reading

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The Future of Peace Talks with the Taliban

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. Given that neither the Taliban nor the United States appears any closer to lasting victory in 2018 than in 2001, a consensus has emerged in … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Taliban’s flourishing narco-state

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Wars on Drugs and on Terror intersect in Afghanistan. The Taliban, which cooperates with al-Qaeda and includes US-labeled terrorist organizations such as the Haqqani … Continue reading

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US MOAB strike in Afghanistan was very Putin-esque

by Paul Iddon. The United States’ 21,600 pound (9,800 kg) GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast “Mother of All Bombs” (MOAB) saw its combat debut in Afghanistan in mid-April against the terror organization “Islamic State” (ISIS) in a massive retaliatory strike … Continue reading

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Taliban’s Propaganda War

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The news media heralds the terror organisation “Islamic State” (ISIS) … Continue reading

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The Taliban is learning from ISIS and al-Qaeda

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. While the Taliban is seeing its greatest successes in over … Continue reading

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The U.S. must stop the Taliban’s Rise

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. The U.S.-led intervention against the Islamic State (IS) has made … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: challenging aid neutrality in war-torn Helmand

by Laura Cesaretti. Laura is Freelance Reporter in Middle East and South Asia, currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan. There is a reason why you can find a cold Guinness in the unstable and alcohol-free Afghan capital Kabul: Globalization. For many, … Continue reading

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The Afghan Local Police: An Expensive Project with Doubtful Results

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. As regimes, governments, and states in the Third World have … Continue reading

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From Afghanistan to Yemen: How the US is trying to destroy ISIS

Following the overthrow of the regime of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi by a group of ragtag militants and rebels the term “lead from behind” entered the lexicon for a brief time. Here for a short moment, it seemed to … Continue reading

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