Category Archives: Afghanistan

Opinion | Why a Deal With the Taliban Will Prevent Attacks on America – By Borhan Osman – The New York Times

By Borhan Osman Mr. Osman is the International Crisis Group’s senior analyst for Afghanistan. Feb. 7, 2019 Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai headed a Taliban delegation at meetings with Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow this week. Credit Maxim Shemetov/Reuters “The United … Continue reading

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Editorial | End the War in Afghanistan – The New York Times

By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. Feb. 3, 2019,  632 On Sept. 14, 2001, Congress wrote what would … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Real Lesson of Sept. 11 – by Joe Quinn – NYT

“. . . . . I learned that Osama bin Laden’s strategic logic was to embroil the United States in a never-ending conflict to ultimately bankrupt the country. “All that we have to do is send two mujahedeen to the … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump on Afghanistan: More of the Same; No End in Sight – The New York Times

“If there is a compelling case to be made for deepening the United States military involvement in Afghanistan, where the 16-year-old war has already lasted longer than any other in American history, President Trump did not make it in his … Continue reading

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From Kabul to Baghdad- My Bird’s-Eye – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Since I can’t explain Trump’s Middle East, let me explain what I saw here — three things in particular: I saw a new way of mounting warfare by the United States in Iraq. I saw in this new warfare a … Continue reading

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Gandhi Won’t Leave India – by By GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI – NYT

“. . . Democracy is about majority rule, not majoritarian tyranny. What is under attack in India is not just Hindu-Muslim concord, but the right of all minorities — ethnic, linguistic, regional, political, social and cultural — to be themselves, … Continue reading

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Dunkirk- the War and the Amnesia of the Empire – by Yasmin Khan – NYT

OXFORD, England — Two and a half million soldiers drawn from Britain’s empire in South Asia fought in World War II. But they are missing from many British commemorations and accounts of the war — an absence reinforced by Christopher … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump- Afghanistan Is Your War Now – The New York Times

“Yet, when it comes to the actual life-and-death responsibilities of the commander in chief — overseeing America’s vast war machine and sending men and women into conflict — Mr. Trump seems more like the delegator in chief. The latest evidence … Continue reading

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Bountiful Afghan Opium Harvest Yields Profits for the Taliban – The New York Times

“KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — It is spring that determines how a year turns out, according to an Afghan proverb. And if the Helmand poppy fields this spring are any indication, the Taliban will have a very good year.As the opium harvest … Continue reading

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The Politics of Bangladesh’s Genocide Debate, by David Bergman – The New York Times

“DHAKA, Bangladesh — In 1971, Bengali nationalists and the people of what was then called East Pakistan waged a war of independence against the Pakistani Army. The conflict culminated in the birth of a new nation, Bangladesh. The war, which … Continue reading

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