Deportations Despite Escalation in Civil War in Afghanistan

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Terrorist attacks, bomb explosions and rocket attacks are not on the agenda in Afghanistan. These are common incidents that take place there almost every day. Afghan security forces are now overwhelmed, and residents are living a life of terror. The world is just watching. Read this article in German language [ Deportations-German ] For more than […]

Sunni Hazaras of Afghanistan

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Sunni Hazaras like their Ismaili brethren have been an integral part of the larger Hazara community in Afghanistan. Painful historical events perpetrated by the former rulers of Afghanistan from the time of the creation of the country as a geographical entity onward especially during the reign of Amir Abdur Rahman who waged a sectarian as well a racial war of genocide against Shi’ite Hazaras created a distance between the two main portions of the Hazaras.

Faustian Pact with the Devil

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The peace deal that the US signed with the Taliban on February 29, 2020, in Doha, Qatar had two main tenets: the first one stated that in 135 days, the “United States, its allies, and the Coalition…will reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to eight thousand six hundred (8,600) and proportionally bring reduction […]

US Peace Deal with the Taliban: An Ethnic Dimension

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The US deal with the Taliban has had several dimensions but one dimension that is overlooked is the ethnic or tribal one. All sides involved in promoting the deal, have had an element of the ethnic contribution that facilitated or coalesced into a deal or in effect triumph of the Taliban and Pakistan. Firstly Pakistan, […]

The Escape of a High Value Terrorist from Pakistan: Who was Behind?

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On January 18, 2020, India’s Sunday Guardian Live published news of former Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson, Ehsanullah Ehsan, escaping from the custody of elite Pakistani security forces. Initially doubts were raised over the authenticity of the news since it was published in a magazine in India, the arch-rival of Pakistan. However, soon the news […]

Qassem Soleimani – a Villain or a Savior

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Early on Friday morning, January 3, 2020, US rocket attacks in Baghdad International Airport killed Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Quds forces of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), with his small entourage. Among those killed was Jamal Jafar Mohammad Ali al Ibrahim, a.k.a. Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, the leader of Kata’ib Hizbullah and deputy chief […]

US Deal with the Taliban will not Bring Peace to Afghanistan

Nine rounds of talks between the US and the Taliban delegations ended in early September in Doha, Qatar. According to the statements made by US envoy, the two sides are “at the threshold of an agreement.” US talks with the Taliban were part of an effort to facilitate US withdrawal from Afghanistan before the 2020 […]