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Opinion: Afghanistan Is a Threat to Global Security Once Again

by M. Ashraf Haidari wenty-one years ago, before the Taliban enabled Al Qaeda to launch the tragic 9/11 attacks from Afghan soil, Afghanistan was a no man’s land. Dozens of regional and transnational terrorist and organized crime…
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Opinion by Chomsky: The US and Israel Are Standing in the Way of Iran Nuclear Agreement

By C. J. Polychroniou During the first few decades of the post-war era, the U.S. considered Iran one of its closest geostrategic allies, especially after the CIA overthrew Iran’s democratically elected government in 1953 and restored…
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Opinion: Abraham’s Accord; from Truth to Reality

By Sadegh Haghighat, PhD in Religions and Comparative Mysticism In all religions, there is a common moral rule that is expressed in various forms. The importance and pervasiveness of this rule in all religions has caused researchers…
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Opinion: Iraq War: 20 Years Ago Today, George Bush Warned UN of Impending Conflict

By Robert Tollast Twenty years ago this month, US president George W Bush offered the first hints of an impending attack on Saddam Hussein's Iraq during an address to the United Nations General Assembly. Mr Bush's…
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Opinion: Drug Addiction, Another U.S. Legacy in Afghanistan

For 12 years, Shah Agha, 42, drove trucks for a U.S. company transporting supplies for U.S. forces. Life as a trucker was an endless road of pain and suffering. He was under constant fear of violence, both from Afghan militias attacking…
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Opinion: Afghanistan’s Scars from 20 Years of War are Deep; Many Afghans “Blame the Americans.”

It's been a year since the last U.S. troops were pulled out of Afghanistan after 20 years of war. But while the battles have ended, there are still outbreaks of violence, including a bomb attack outside the Russian Embassy in Kabul…
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American Failure and Iraq’s Crisis

by: Robert Ford The current political crisis in Baghdad appears to be the beginning of the end of the Iraqi political system created under the American umbrella of 2003-2011. I was the director of the American Embassy political affairs…
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Opinion: Analysis: A plan for Iraq

Salah Nasrawi  As the political crisis rages on and it is unclear what stakeholders will do next, Iraqis should work out what to do in order to prevent their country falling apart. As a last-ditch bid to find a way out of the ongoing…
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opinion: Steve Rutledge: When it comes to war crimes, we’re all living in glass houses

by: Steve Rutledge The moral sins of the past never excuse those of the present, but they do sometimes haunt us. Vladimir Putin’s ongoing and ruthless invasion of Ukraine can provide us with some moral clarity, but not necessarily…
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Opinion: Western Disengagement Will Turn Afghanistan Into a Pariah State 

By Hameed Hakimi and Mark Bowden Despite the U.S. drone attack in July that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in the heart of Kabul, Afghanistan’s woes and the plight of the Afghan people remain inherently unchanged.  Afghanistan…