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Pakistan To Help Extricate Than Reinforce ISAF

Among the seven agreements made by Gen Musharraf with Washington in September 2001, free passage of NATO containers from Karachi Port to Afghanistan via Torkham and Chaman and also air supplies were included.

Afghanistan: Is Karzai Peace Plan a No-Go?

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

Former Afghan President Rabani was killed on Tuesday

Former Afghan president Borhan el-Deen Rabani was killed Tuesday after an attack targeted his house in Kabul, Afghan officials said.

Afghanistan: Who Can Lead Kandahar?

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”

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.

Pak-Afghan frosty relations have begun to warm up

Pakistan-Afghanistan relations have remained frosty ever since Pakistan came into being. King Zahir Shah, Dawood, Taraqi, Hafiz Amin, Dr Najibullah and Babrak Karmal remained friendly to former Soviet Union and India and hostile towards Pakistan owing to self created dispute over Durand Line and Pakhtunistan stunt.

Afghanistan: Remember the Massacred Prisoners (video)

The war in Afghanistan has entered its 10th year, a year of both stalemate and suffering.Everyone is thirsty to see peace and stability in his or her environment across Afghanistan but they are not sure. Even the idea of peace carries great danger.

Khalil Nouri: Kabul Palace-A Theatrically-Corrupt Fortress

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

KHALIL NOURI: Afghanistan-The Karzai-Medvedev Russian Roulette

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

Afghanistan Media Faces Serious Threat From Karzai

By Hanan Habibzai In January 2002, Tom Ford, aka Mr. Fashion, at his menswear show for Gucci in Milan, comes up with a surprising idea...

Afghanistan: Last Tango in Lisbon

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.”

COL EUGENE KHRUSHCHEV: THE LORD OF THE DRUGS

THE LORD OF THE DRUGS By Colonel Eugene Khrushchev (ret) STAFF WRITER/Editor With great gusto Karzai used to ‘play US like a fiddle’. Unabashed, he’ll ...

Official Circles in Afghanistan Dominated by Iranian Influence

The presence of Iranian diplomat in a key international meeting raised concerns over Iran’s controversial role in Afghanistan. It is first time, an Iranian representative attending a meeting on Afghanistan’s development issues organised by an international group. ‘’Iran will attempt to influence international strategies, if it regularly allowed attending such meetings ‘’ A Kabul University student Qadimullah Masoomi expressed his concerns.

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

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?

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

Is Hamid Karzai sincere in his overtures towards Pakistan?

By Asif Haroon Raja  Hamid Karzai is walking on a tight rope. Ever grateful to Washington for getting the prized post of president of Afghanistan...

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

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: — Danger Looms if Afghan Vice President &...

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!

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

U.S. doubles anti-Taliban special forces

The Pentagon has increased its use of the military's most elite special operations teams in Afghanistan, more than doubling the number of the highly trained teams assigned to hunt down Taliban leaders, according to senior officials.

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

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

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

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...

Karzai plans to woo Taliban with ‘land, work and pensions’

Hamid Karzai intends to launch the reconciliation and reintegration plan at the start of next week's London conference on Afghanistan, The Afghan president has also pledged to hold a new peace conference, a loya jirga, in the spring, restating a standing invitation toTaliban insurgents ready to swear an oath to the country's constitution.