Civil War Looms in Afghanistan

Civil War Looms in AfghanistanAfghanistan faces the bleak prospect of a murderous return to civil war despite rosy western reports of a successful April 5 election – which turns out to have been neither free nor fair nor representative, and which delivered up as possible vice president a warlord known for his brutality. On April 17, Mullah Omar, the…

Civil War Looms in Afghanistan

Civil War Looms in AfghanistanWhatever the nature of optimistic statements from the NATO command in Afghanistan, or Washington, DC, it is clear that the country is drifting towards civil war, and with no predictable outcome. Should such an eventuality take place, it has the potential to suck in – however reluctantly – any one or more regional states including…

New Contest Coming for Afghan Resources

New Contest Coming for Afghan ResourcesAlthough the debate  on Afghanistan's post-2014 future centers on the question of emphasis on the question of negotiating with the Taliban, or on the possible strength of the residual force the US is planning to leave, the economic dimension of Afghanistan’s future seems out of the picture. The issue is not merely who would rule Afghanistan…
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