May 22, 2012

The Soviet Example in Afghanistan

Jonathan Steele, The Guardian

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Talks with the Taliban and a ceasefire are vital prerequisites to any dignified withdrawal.

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TAGGED: NATO, Afghanistan, Russia, Soviet Union


May 21, 2012
How Long Until the Taliban Return?
David Ignatius, Washington Post
A veteran U.S. diplomat who has helped plan many NATO summits over the years was offering a wager the other day, and the bet was this: How many years after NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014 will it take before the... more ››
May 16, 2012
NATO's Afghan Supply Route Is Hurting Pakistan
Rafia Zakaria, Dawn
It is time that the issue of the Nato supply route began to be evaluated not simply in terms of how crucial the supplies are for US forces battling the Taliban in Afghanistan, but the danger it creates for ordinary Pakistanis... more ››
May 21, 2012
Taliban, Karzai Not on Obama's Script
Tony Karon, Time
President Barack Obama huddled with President Hamid Karzai in Chicago on Sunday, urging Afghanistan’s leader to accelerate negotiations with the Taliban over a political solution to the longest war in America’s ... more ››
May 20, 2012
NATO's Enduring Ties to Afghanistan
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Politico
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Chicago on Saturday and Sunday will chart the course of our future engagement in Afghanistan. We plan to spell out the details of our current mission's last stage, and then turn... more ››
May 15, 2012
Afghan Post-Intervention Era Takes Shape
Jason Burke, The Guardian
With no let-up in the U.S. pullout and peace hopes receding, Afghanistan's post-international-intervention era is taking shape. more ››