Tag Archives: Afghanistan

marzo 11

Iran: return to Empire?

Ali Younesi, asesor del presidente Rouhani para minorías étnicas y religosas, ha negado que abogara por el retorno a los itempos del viejo Imperio persa cuando sugirió la conveniencia de alguna forma de unión «histórica y cultural» entre diversos países del Asia Central, tales como Tayikistán, Afganistán, Irán e Irak. Sin embargo, cuando el río […]

febrero 26

Hybrid war: The real reason fighting stopped in Ukraine

Hybrid war: The real reason fighting stopped in Ukraine – for now http://t.co/dNfYBJ5atr vía @Reuters — Eurasian Hub (@eurasianhub) February 27, 2015

septiembre 29

Pakistan Extends Olive Branch to India

Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly on Friday Sept. 27, 2013 at U.N. headquarters. Andrew Burton, Pool – AP Photo Pakistan Extends Olive Branch to India By Saeed Shah, The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2013 NEW YORK—Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif used a speech at the United Nations on […]

Vali Nasr: Obama and the Middle East

  Read about this book in: The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In Spanish: «EEUU: exfuncionario revela enfrentamientos en gobierno por guerra en Afganistán» In conversation with Vali Nasr Mamdouh Al-Muhaini, Asharq Al-Awsat, July 3, 2013 Scholar and former diplomat says Obama is wrong to neglect the Middle East, and his foreign policy […]

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) transits the Suez Canal.- Navy Live Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war? James Stavridis, Foreign Policy, July 19, 2013 This is not a new crisis. The Greek poet Constantine Cavafy lived and wrote in Egypt a […]

Central Asian Leaders Wary of Post-2014 IMU Threat

Militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Central Asian Leaders Wary of Post-2014 IMU Threat By: Jacob Zenn, July 12, 2013 Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 10 Issue: 128 In a June 19 press release, the Taliban, referring to itself as the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” stated that it will not “allow others to use Afghan soil to […]

A new start for Russian-US counter-terrorism cooperation?

© Vladimir Astapkovich, RIA Novosti A new start for Russian-US counter-terrorism cooperation? SUSLOV, Dmitry, Valdai, 09/07/2013 The idea that Russia and the United States should work together to combat international terrorism is not new, and has already become a banality. But experience confirms time and time again that this cooperation is a must. The latest […]

Kabul Dreams

Suleman Qardash of rock band Kabul Dreams, plays at the ruins of a building in Kabul. Photograph: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images – Read more in: «The only rockers in Afghanistan – but Kabul Dreams take wistful approach -Afghan rock band eschew belting out Metallica covers in favour of poignant, Britpop-influenced escapism, finds Rosie Swash» Rock and […]

An increasing crisis in Kyrgyzstan

At 4,000m above sea level, Kumtor is one of the highest gold mines in the world. It is situated in the permafrost of the Tien Shan mountains of China and Central Asia. BBC: «In pictures: Kyrgyzstan gold mine protests» An increasing crisis in Kyrgyzstan – moving towards a fallen state Józef Lang, Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich […]

European Foreign Fighters in Syria

Ex-U.S. soldier Eric Harroun, of Phoenix, Arizona, who was arrested upon returning to the U.S. from Syria and who now faces charges of fighting alongside a group labeled as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government. / YOUTUBE. Read more: «At least 500 Europeans fighting with Syria rebels, study finds, stoking radicalization fears» European Foreign […]

The US In Central Asia: Still An Important Balancer?

The US In Central Asia: Still An Important Balancer? By Azad Garibov, JTW-USAK, May 28, 2013 For more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan has been the point of reference for U.S. policy toward Central Asia. American military bases in the region and the region’s role in facilitating the supply […]

mayo 11

Pakistan Elections: More Continuity Than Change

Supporters during an election campaign rally on May 06, 2013 in Multan, Pakistan. Read more in: «In Pakistan, more election violence», by Nasir Habib, CNN Pakistan Elections: More Continuity Than Change Scott Or, RAND Corporation, May 8, 2013 This weekend’s elections in Pakistan are more likely to yield continuity than change, an outcome that could offer […]

Making enemies in Yemen

A tribesman walks near a building damaged last year by a US drone strike targeting suspected al-Qaeda militants in Azan of the southeastern Yemeni province of Shabwa, Feb. 3, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah). Read also: «My Village Was Attacked By US Drones in Yemen» Making enemies in Yemen Aljazeera – Sun, May 5, 2013 A group […]

Turkmenistan leader’s tumble from horse in race is hidden from nation

  That must’ve hurt: Turkmen President falls off horse. To learn more: «Turkmenistan: Kim and Berdymukhamedov, Neck ‘n Neck» – Shiftin the Karakum / Eurasianet.org Turkmenistan leader’s tumble from horse in race is hidden from nation By Jim Heintz, The Associated Press, May 1, 2013 12:56 PM MOSCOW – Seeing the president slam face-first into the ground […]

Repairing U.S.-Russia Relations

Repairing U.S.-Russia Relations Interviewee: Jack F. Matlock, Jr., Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor – Council on Foreign Relations April 18, 2013 Diplomatic relations between Washington and Moscow have chilled markedly over the past year, beset most recently by U.S. legislation known as the Magnitsky Act, which imposed sanctions on a list of […]

Boston Marathon Attack: The Taliban: We Didn’t Do It

Agha Jan Motasim: «A Moderate Defies the Taliban» The Taliban: We Didn’t Do It by Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau, The Daily Beast,  Apr 17, 2013 The Afghan insurgents has been warning Al Qaeda against attacking the West, and now fear the Boston bombings will hurt their cause. Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau exclusively talk to the group’s leaders. […]

Russian Troops To Afghanistan?

Russian Troops To Afghanistan? Kremlin Confirms The Rumor The Inquisitr, April 1, 2013 “Russian troops to Afghanistan?” is the latest rumor being spread over the internet. But now the Russian Kremlin is confirming the truth of these rumors, saying they are sending Russian troops to Afghanistan to establish maintenance bases after NATO winds down operations […]

Korean nightmare: worst-case scenario

Korean nightmare: Experts ponder potential conflict By Andrew Salmon, for CNN March 27, 2013 Editor’s note: Andrew Salmon is a South Korea-based freelance journalist and author who has written two books on the Korean war. Below, he envisages a hypothetical, worst-case scenario of potential conflict on the Korean peninsula. CNN is not suggesting that war is imminent […]

Are The U.S. And Russia Fueling Tension Between Uzbekistan And Its Neighbors?

An Uzbek sentry observes the border area in Termez, a city at Uzbekistan adjacent with Afghanistan Are The U.S. And Russia Fueling Tension Between Uzbekistan And Its Neighbors? Joshua Kucera, The Bug Pit / Eurasianet , March 26, 2013 The U.S.’s growing military ties with Uzbekistan may be a strategic necessity, given the importance of the […]

The drone mania

When the Whole World Has Drones The precedents the U.S. has set for robotic warfare may have fearsome consequences as other countries catch up This article appeared in print as Standard Deviation Kristin Roberts, National Journal, 22 March, 2013 [An interview with the author] A slim aircraft glided through Israeli airspace, maintaining low altitude and taking a […]