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Murder by Any Other Name
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Murder by Any Other Name
November 6, 2021

Scott Ritter explains how the murder of Zemari Ahmadi and nine family members by a U.S. drone attack in August was whitewashed by the Pentagon.

From Russia, With (Taliban) Love
October 26, 2021

Facing high expectations, a five-man band Taliban finally played in Moscow. Yet the star of the show, predictably, was the Mick Jagger of geopolitics: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

From Russia, With (Taliban) Love
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Watching Taliban-Tajikistan Relations
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Watching Taliban-Tajikistan Relations
October 9, 2021

Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant groups, while the Taliban leadership has accused Tajikistan’s government of interference.

Pepe Escobar – Forever Wars, Recaptured in Real Time
October 8, 2021

The majority of the articles, essays and interviews selected for this two-part e-book were written in Afghanistan and in Iraq and/or before and after multiple visits to both countries.

Pepe Escobar – Forever Wars, Recaptured in Real Time
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Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches
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Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches
October 1, 2021

There is no public indication from the SCO that it would prevent not only cross-border terrorism, but also cross-border smuggling. The largest quantities of heroin and opium from northern Afghanistan go to Tajikistan; untold sums of money are made in the illegal movement of minerals, gemstones, and metals out of Afghanistan.

The Pashtun Will Outlast All Empires, but Can They Hold Afghanistan’s Center?
October 1, 2021

Pashtun Afghanistan is a much more sophisticated universe than the prevailing reductionism that evokes rural subsistence economy, mud-brick architecture, caravans of nomads, burqas and bearded men in sandals brandishing Kalashnikovs.

The Pashtun Will Outlast All Empires, but Can They Hold Afghanistan’s Center?
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A Letter to the Taliban
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A Letter to the Taliban
September 22, 2021

What happened in Afghanistan was not a mere change of government. A puppet state responsible for spreading subversion in the region was overthrown.

Afghanistan: Iran Is the Only Deal in Town Worth Watching
September 19, 2021

Everything depends on which way Iran turns and whether the Taliban can control its own country and stop it short from falling into the abyss.

Afghanistan: Iran Is the Only Deal in Town Worth Watching
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