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Monopoly on Hate

When Mohamed Merha killed three Jewish children and a Rabbi outside a school in Toulouse, France, the murder was immediately dubbed as “Anti-Semitic” crime, but the same was not said of his murder of three “Muslim” North African French soldiers.

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.

Khalil Nouri: Kabul Palace-A Theatrically-Corrupt Fortress

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

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,...

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:—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...

Afghan prosecutor issues arrest warrant for US army officer over police...

• Kabul prosecutor seeks 'outlaw militia' for killings • Hamid Karzai's brother denies link to accused group Stephen Grey in Kandahar guardian.co.uk, Sunday 16 May 2010...

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...

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...

Kandahar, a Battlefield Even Before U.S. Offensive

American forces have begun operations to push back Taliban insurgents in this most important southern province, the birthplace and spiritual home of the Taliban, and a full-scale offensive is expected in coming weeks.

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...

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

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

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...