Tag: U.S. Department of State
While the people of Afghanistan are in a state of fear of the Taliban who now control the capital, major cities and countryside after the U.S. and NATO occupation of 20 years, please pardon my personal observances of some of my experiences during 16 years in the U.S. diplomatic corps and opening and closing U.S. embassies in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan and the effects on the civilian populations of the countries involved.
Part of the problem is that many U.S. ambassadors do not know what their job consists of, Phil Giraldi writes.
Little is known about the new quadrilateral framework announced last month between the United States, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan except that it is aimed at enhancing regional connectivity.
Washington’s overarching motive and objective are to try to stymie China’s global economic growth and its strategic partnerships, Finian Cunningham writes.