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Khalil Nouri was born in an Afghan political family. His father, uncles, and cousins were all career diplomats in the Afghan government. His father was also amongst the very first in 1944 to open and work in the Afghan Embassy in Washington D.C., and subsequently his diplomatic career was in Moscow, Pakistan, London and Indonesia. Throughout all this time, since 1960’s, Khalil grew to be exposed in Afghan politics and foreign policy. During the past 35 years he has been closely following the dreadful situation in Afghanistan. His years of self- contemplation of complex Afghan political strife and also his recognized tribal roots gave him the upper edge to understand the exact symptoms of the grim situation in Afghanistan. In that regards, he sees himself being part of the solution for a stable and a prosperous Afghanistan, similar to the one he once knew. One of his major duties at the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2002 was advisory role to LTG Franklin Hegenbeck. He has worked closely with the Afghan tribes and his tribal exposure is well tailored for unobstructed cross-cultural boundaries within all Afghan ethnicities. He takes pride in his family lineage specifically with the last name “Nouri” surnamed from his great-grandfather “Nour Mohammad Khan” uncle to King Nader-Shah and governor of Kandahar in 1830, who signed the British defeat and exit conformity leaving the last Afghan territory in second Anglo-Afghan war. Khalil is a guest columnist for Seattle Times, McClatchy News Tribune, Laguna Journal, Canada Free Press, Salem News, Opinion Maker and a staff writer for Veterans Today. He is the cofounder of NWSC Inc. (New World Strategies Coalition Inc.) a center for Integrative-Studies and a center for Integrative-Action that consists of 24- nonmilitary solution for Afghanistan. The function of the Integrative-Studies division (a native Afghan think tank) is to create ideas and then evolve them into concepts that can be turned over to the Integrative-Action division for implementation. Khalil has been a Boeing Engineer in Commercial Airplane Group since 1990, he moved to the United States in 1974. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and currently enrolled in Masters of Science program in Diplomacy / Foreign Policy.

Islamic Centre: Saudi Arabia’s Strategic Move On The Afghan Chessboard

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- Afghanistan is an ideal springboard and battleground for the spread of Saudi Sunni Wahhabism and Iranian Shiite fundamentalism throughout Central Asia

Afghanistan – Filling the Leadership Void

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As 2014 approaches and NATO prepares to leave Afghanistan while the Afghan presidential election begins to activate, there are a set of indigenous conditions that must set the standard for the effective transfer of power to qualified Afghan leadership that cannot be ignored any longer by policy makers.

Pashtun Awakening: Defeat the Taliban by Changing the Narrative

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The policy brief outlines a solution for resolving the situation in Afghanistan by exposing how Pakistan has systemically weakened Afghanistan's sacred tribal structure via its Taliban proxy.

Afghanistan: U.S. Departing Without Foreseeable Success

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The momentous encroachment in Afghanistan yesterday was not President Obama’s speech but the accord for ongoing co-operation between the United States and the Karzai government.

Afghanistan: Is Karzai Peace Plan a No-Go?

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- The world knows that the Taliban have no intention of relinquishing its Islamo-fascist mentality.

Afghanistan: De-Pashtunization of Pashtuns by Taliban and Pakistan

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For more than a thousand years the Afghan nation, and Pashtun tribes in particular, have resisted all foreign efforts of domination.

Afghanistan: A Non-Kosher U.S. Taliban Deal

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Taliban and "peace mission" -- these words do not fit together in the minds of Afghans who know the Taliban's history.

Afghanistan: Who Can Lead Kandahar?

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Kandahar, a conservative and sacred Pashtun heartland, the epicenter of complex Afghan tribal politics where Prophet Muhammad's cloak has resided for over half a millennium.

Paradigm Shift on Chessboard of Afghan “Great-Game”

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It seems, by all appearances, that this quartet is attempting to make strides towards an effort to introduce a model initiative initially engineered by Pakistan’s craving for a prime leadership status in Afghanistan’s forth coming endgame.

David Miliband’s Afghan Endgame Slightly off Mark

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It is typical to scoff at David Miliband’s position for his post-political career. But in a recent New York Times article the former U.K Foreign Secretary showed that his intellect and judgment on a number of key issues, including how to bring the Afghan War to an end, was and remains almost finely honed; but it lacks an indigenous solution to be airborne:

Afghanistan: The “Great Game” of Deceit

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The Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, at the beginning of the 20th century aptly described Afghanistan as “a piece on the chessboard on which is being played out the game for domination of the world.”

A Viable Solution for the Afghan Problem

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The success of scientific methodology is due primarily to its objectivity. In politics, unfortunately, there is little objectivity and a lot of emotion that makes visibility of reality on-the-ground very difficult. The unprecedented terrorist act of 9/11 by al-Qaida, Fascist Islamic Fundamentalists under the auspices of the Taliban, against the United States, miscalculated the Western response. They were naïve enough not to know that their terrorist acts were a declaration of war against the entire Western World.

Khalil Nouri: Kabul Palace-A Theatrically-Corrupt Fortress

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The Palace hosted many glittering assemblies, including the coronation of the Kings of Afghanistan

KHALIL NOURI: Afghanistan-The Karzai-Medvedev Russian Roulette

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AFGHANISTAN:  RUSSIAN ROULETTE RETURNS By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER / EDITOR Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent trip to Moscow marks an unprecedented state level...

The Frailty of the Afghan War

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By Khalil Nouri Staff Writter / Editor As C.S. Lewis says, “We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means...

Afghanistan: Last Tango in Lisbon

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NATO’s meeting to build political consensus across the alliance for the post-2011 phase of “gradually” handing over security responsibilities to the Afghan forces will be on the table in Lisbon this week. According to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, “The aim is for Afghan forces to be in the lead, countrywide, of security operations by the end of 2014.”

U.S. Diplomat Wants Afghanistan Dismantled

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER / EDITOR Afghanistan: The destroyer of communism, defender of Western interests against the Soviets, a crossfire...

Afghanistan:—Indigenous Participation is Essential in Af-Pak Study Group

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By Khalil Nouri Staff Writer / Editor There has recently been a call for the establishment of an Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group (APSG) that will be...

Afghanistan: — Can General Petraeus turn the tide in Kandahar?

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER / EDITOR The southern city of Kandahar, the last Afghan territory to be handed over by the British in 1830,...

Afghanistan: — The Prospects for the War if McChrystal Resumed or Relieved as Commanding...

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER / EDITOR Observers were split over the insubordination and mocking comments by General McChrystal and his staff towards the Vice...

Khalil Nouri: Afghanistan: Is the Mineral Deposit Saga a Reality or Myth?

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER / EDITOR It is obvious that there is no military solution to the struggle in Afghanistan; therefore a political solution...

Khalil Nouri: Afghanistan: — Danger Looms if Afghan Vice President & Warlord becomes Country’s...

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER / EDITOR What some Afghan natives and analysts call the most dangerous part of the world has reached a...

Khalil Nouri: Afghanistan:—Karzai’s Bargaining Chips are Running Out!

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER / EDITOR It’s ludicrous that in a matter of weeks Mr. Karzai has gone from being a frail, faltering,...

Khalil Nouri: Afghanistan: —–The West is Caught in a “Tribal Civil War” Propped Up...

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By Khalil Nouri Staff Writer--Editor The United States is on a trajectory to lose the war in Afghanistan because its foreign policy has become entangled...

Khalil Nouri: Afghanistan: Mr. Khalilzad, Why Should The White House Page You?

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By Khalil Nouri Staff Writer / Editor Op-Ed Mr. Khalilzad! I don’t get it! Why should anyone on earth page you? Except for Kathleen Parker, a...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: INDIGENOUS PROSPECT – THE UPCOMING US & NATO SURGE IN KANDAHAR

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By Khalil Nouri Staff Writer / Editor Op-Ed Views in this article are mostly my own, few have been in conjunction with...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: THE UPCOMING TRIBAL POWWOW SHOW

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER / EDITOR Afghanistan is to convene a grand tribal convention for a consensus with the Taliban—ones who can peel away...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: MR. KARZAI, WHY DID YOU GO KAMIKAZE?

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER During the last few days, President Karzai has thrown the “kitchen sink” at his allies, and his own people. ...

KHALIL NOURI: THE CORLEONES OF KANDAHAR ARE DOOMED TO FAIL AFGHANISTAN

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By Khalil Nouri, STAFF WRITER Last week, president Karzai met with tribal leaders hoping for their support in his rift with Washington. Instead, his meetings...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: KARZAI IN A BETRAYAL MODE

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER/EDITOR VETERANS TODAY “All a man can betray is his conscience,” says Joseph Conrad, and there is...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MUST BE SHUNNED

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER VETERANS TODAY Democracies make elections, elections don’t make democracies, and as Winston Churchill pointed out, “democracy...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: REVISION TO MAJOR JIM GANT’S DOCTRINE: “ONE TRIBE AT A TIME”

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By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER VETERANS TODAY Major Jim Gant, an Army silver star...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: AN INEVITABLE KARZAI DYNASTY RULING

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By: Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER FOR VETERANS TODAY AN INEVITABLE KARZAI DYNASTY RULING ...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: A PANDORA’S BOX FOR MARJAH & NAD-ALI

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BY KHALIL NOURI STAFF WRITER FOR VETERANS TODAY “We’ve got a government in a box, ready to roll in.” said triumphantly General Stanley McChrystal as...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: THE FLAWED OPERATION “MUSHTARAK”

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AFGHANISTAN:  The Flawed Operation “Mushtarak” BY KHALIL NOURI STAFF WRITER FOR VETERANS TODAY “If “Success” is the word labeled for Operation “Mushtarak” when that outcome means...

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: BIZ-JIRGAH: A TOOL FOR BOTTOM-UP APPROACH

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Day by day a growing chorus of voices is heard saying that the tribes are the solution in Afghanistan. This very powerful grassroots movement is blossoming; and it can give the Afghan people new hope, self-esteem and a sense of belonging. As Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told the news media Russia Today; "For about one billion dollars we could…(obtain)... the good will of all the tribal leaders and all the ethnic leaders in Afghanistan, and for another billion dollars, we could put nice projects in local villages." But, to make sure that there is success to this notion, an effective bottom-up approach tool is required to match the existing top-down approach so that jointly both approaches can rescue the nation.

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: AN ALTERNATIVE TO AMERICA’S SURGE

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Exploiting Afghan Tribal Militias for an Optimal Counterinsurgency Campaign By Khalil Nouri STAFF WRITER FOR VETERANS TODAY The U.S. cannot politically or militarily afford an open-ended...