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07.10.2020

President Carter, Do You Swear to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth?

President Carter, Do You Swear to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth?

By Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Conor Tobin’s January 9, 2020 Diplomatic History[1] article titled: The Myth of the ‘Afghan Trap’: Zbigniew Brzezinski and Afghanistan[2] attempts to “dismantle the notion that President Jimmy Carter, at the urging of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, aided the Afghan Mujahedin intentionally to lure… »

10.07.2020

Instead of Focusing on Russian Bounties to the Taliban, Why Doesn’t the U.S. End the Afghan War?

Instead of Focusing on Russian Bounties to the Taliban, Why Doesn’t the U.S. End the Afghan War?

Lawmakers are outraged over a recent story alleging that Vladimir Putin may be paying off Taliban soldiers to kill U.S. troops. But why are those troops still in Afghanistan? By Sonali Kolhatkar The New York Times in late June published an explosive revelation about the longest official U.S. war in… »

18.12.2018

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

A negotiated end to the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan “has never been more real…than it is now”, the head of the United Nations peace mission in the country has said, highlighting a series of important milestones achieved over recent months. Tadamichi Yamamoto said those developments included the appointment of a… »

16.09.2018

How Afghanistan’s peace movement is winning hearts and minds

How Afghanistan’s peace movement is winning hearts and minds

By Roshni Kapur September 13, 2018 In May 2018, a group of seven Afghans in the mostly Taliban controlled province of Helmand set off on a more than 370-mile peace journey to the capital city, Kabul, sparking a nationwide movement. Residents of Helmand have been paying… »

20.08.2018

In Afghanistan, our need to rethink the institution of war

In Afghanistan, our need to rethink the institution of war

By Dr Hakim* It’s frustrating that whereas all human beings wish to live meaningful lives, we seem helpless in the face of a few individuals waging wars and exploiting our world. But we can each do something about this insensible status quo, as ordinary folk of the… »

05.07.2018

Craig Murray: No need For NATO

Craig Murray: No need For NATO

A NATO summit approaches that brings Donald Trump to Europe and then on to these shores, and brings the usual clamour for more of the taxpayers’ money to be given to arms manufacturers. Yet NATO is a demonstrably useless institution. It’s largest ever active military deployment, for… »

03.05.2018

Malalai Joya: I have to spread the truth about Afghanistan and awaken the consciousness of people

Malalai Joya: I have to spread the truth about Afghanistan and awaken the consciousness of people

Malalai Joya is an Afghan politician, activist and writer. As an elected Member of Parliament, on December 17, 2003 in the Loya Jirga assembly, she denounced the presence of people she called “warlords and war criminals” in Parliament. Since then she has suffered attacks and death threats, so much that… »

07.12.2017

German pilots refuse to deport Afghan refugees

German pilots refuse to deport Afghan refugees

Between January and September of this year, 222 German pilots refused to return refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan who had reached Germany.  The government considers Afghanistan to be a safe country while, at the same time, advising against travelling to some zones due to the high risk of attack on… »

05.12.2017

Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan: “Our goal is to free Afghanistan from violence and foreign influence”

Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan: “Our goal is to free Afghanistan from violence and foreign influence”

Selay Ghaffar is the spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan. At the release of “Exit from Violence. You are not alone”  handbook on Tuesday November 28th at Casa delle Donne di Milano, she spoke about the current situation for Afghan women and girls, why she switched from civil society… »

26.08.2017

The Endless War in Afghanistan Just Got Longer

The Endless War in Afghanistan Just Got Longer

We have two presidents in the United States: The “real Donald Trump” and “teleprompter Trump.” Real Trump speaks, and tweets, his mind. Teleprompter Trump reads speeches prepared for him, delivered in a strained manner that has been likened to a hostage video. Both have been on full display lately, from… »

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