Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Taliban declare three-day cease-fire for Eid

Just hours before the Taliban announced a cease-fire to mark the end of Ramadan, at least 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus in the southern Zabul province. The Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire Monday to mark the…

Almost Everything Biden Said About Ending the Afghanistan War Was a Lie

While Americans hailed the announcement that the U.S. would withdraw troops from Afghanistan after nearly two decades of war, President Biden left out the most important details about the war and how it will in fact continue. By Sonali Kolhatkar…

Face 2 Face with Bahman Azad

LIVE SHOW: Friday, April 23rd at 10:30 AM EST On this show we are speaking with Bahman Azad, Executive Secretary with the U.S. Peace Council and an NGO representative of the World Peace Council at the United Nations. Where are…

The Brutes Haven’t All Been Exterminated

Sometimes I struggle to explain why none of the endless wars can ever be ended. Are they just too profitable? Is the propaganda self-fulfilling and self-believing? Is the bureaucratic inertia that powerful? No combination of semi-rational motivations ever seems sufficient.…

China Resents US Presence in Afghanistan

How far China’s hardening stance vis-a-vis the prospect of long-term US military presence along Xinjiang’s border is going to impact the Afghan peace process remains to be seen. M.K. Bhadrakumar The “hidden agenda” of the war on terror in Afghanistan…

10 Key Points on Ending Wars

1. Victories that are only partial are not fictional. When a ruler, like Biden, finally announces the end of a war, like the war on Yemen, it is as important to recognize what it does mean as what it doesn’t.…

Yemen Yes! Now Afghanistan!

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, February 4, 2021 If the U.S. government follows through on what President Joe Biden said today about Yemen, that war’s days are numbered. If the rest of us learn the appropriate lessons, the war…

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…

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…

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.…

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