Tag: Afghanistan

Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western...

Open newsletter – february 22, 2022

AFGHANISTAN The Taliban is creating a “grand army” for Afghanistan that will include officers and troops who served the old regime, says the official tasked...

Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United...

Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of...

Daily news – February 7, 2022 a.m.

AFGHANISTAN Bamiyan Buddhas and Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage. Rishika Dhumal, Vivekananda International Foundation: In Afghanistan, Buddhist cave temples are concentrated in three regions: Jalalabad (180 caves),...

Daily news – February 4, 2022 p.m.

AFGHANISTAN What the US and its allies left behind in Afghanistan. Amin Saikal, The Strategist: The Afghanistan war is over for the United States and...

Daily news – February 3, 2022 a.m.

AFRICA Artificial intelligence creeps on to the African Battlefield. Nathaniel Allen, Marian “Ify” Okpali, Brookings: Even as the world’s leading militaries race to adopt artificial...

Russia not participating in intra-Afghan meeting in Norway, envoy says (TASS)

Moscow is not participating in the Oslo-hosted intra-Afghan talks, not even as an observer, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov told TASS...

Pakistan’s ‘Praetorian’ state is a troubling model for a Taliban-led Afghanistan (Ben Acheson, Atlantic Council)

Humanitarian catastrophe. Frozen assets. International recognition of the Taliban. These issues dominate the current discussion about Afghanistan’s future—with a warranted sense of urgency, given...

Pentagon releases footage of deadly Kabul drone strike (Al Jazeera)

The Pentagon for the first time publicly released drone footage of a botched strike in Kabul that killed 10 members of a family, including seven children,...

Declassified Report Details Afghan Air Force Reliance on Contractors (Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One)

A newly declassified report that warned the Afghan Air Force would collapse without U.S. support underscores the military’s reliance on contractors to operate and maintain sophisticated...

Before US pullout, watchdog warned of Afghan air force collapse (Kathy Gannon, The Associated Press, Defense News)

Months before President Joe Biden announced the U.S.’s complete withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, Washington’s watchdog warned that the Afghan air force would collapse without critical...

Pakistani Taliban to Benefit from Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Fencing Dispute (Syed Fazl-e-Haider, The Jamestown Foundation)

On December 18, 2021, Afghan Taliban soldiers disrupted the erection of a security fence by the Pakistani military along the two countries’ mutual border...

Taliban says all Afghan girls will be back in school by March (Al Jazeera)

Girls’ schools across Afghanistan will hopefully reopen by late March, a senior Taliban leader has told the Associated Press, offering the first timeline for...

Cabinet papers chronicle start of Australia’s long Afghanistan war (Graeme Dobell, The Strategist)

Canberra’s annual unveiling of 20-year-old cabinet records is always proof of the Wedgwood truth—call it the Dame Veronica verity. This year’s release by the National Archives...

A Look at Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis (Lindsay Maizland, Sabine Baumgartner, Council on Foreign Relations)

Millions of Afghans are struggling to survive after crucial foreign aid was halted due to the Taliban’s takeover. Images from Afghanistan show a catastrophe...