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

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

Pashtun Awakening: Defeat the Taliban by Changing the Narrative

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: Is Karzai Peace Plan a No-Go?

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

Afghanistan: De-Pashtunization of Pashtuns by Taliban and Pakistan

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

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?

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.

Afghanistan: The “Great Game” of Deceit

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

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

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: 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.”

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: — 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...

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: KARZAI IN A BETRAYAL MODE

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

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...

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

KHALIL NOURI: AFGHANISTAN: AN INEVITABLE KARZAI DYNASTY RULING

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

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: THE FLAWED OPERATION “MUSHTARAK”

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

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...