Archivos de Categoría: Afganistán

Vladimir Putin is dragging the world back to a bloodier time

The Economist, 25.10.2022
His attempt to conquer Ukraine ignores the lessons of history
In the past 200 years interstate wars have cost more than 30m lives on the battlefield. But they are becoming less common and less deadly. The circles on the globe represent conflicts between two or more countries that resulted in at least 1,000...
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ISIS Isn’t Back. It Never Went Away

World Politics Review, 28.01.2022
Mel Pavlik, estudiante de doctorado en ciencia política (U. de Yale)
At its height half a decade ago, the Islamic State was among the most feared armed organizations in the world. The infamously brutal group had at one point captured and established governance of more than a third of Iraq and large...
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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-38

Indian Punchline, 03.01.2022
M.K. Bhadrakumar, embajador (r) y columnista indio

Blowback from Afghanistan

Reports of the recent period are indicative of tensions between the Taliban forces and the Pakistani military deployed on their border. On December 22, the Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwarazmi disclosed that the Taliban forces had stopped the Pakistani military from erecting an...
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Taliban Splintered by Internal Divisions, External Spoilers

Foreign Policy, 12.11.2021
Lynne O’Donnell, periodista y columnista australiana.
The unity that catapulted the Taliban to victory in Afghanistan is splintering under the pressure of internal divisions that could threaten the group’s survival if rivals cannot mend their differences while dealing with the realities of running a troubled country. Against a backdrop of looming economic and humanitarian...
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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-31

Indian Punchline, 02.11.2021
M.K. Bhadrakumar, embajador (r) y columnista indio
India plays Russian card
The chances were slim that the Pakistani National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf would accept the invitation from his counterpart Ajit Doval to a regional meet of security tsars in New Delhi to discus the situation in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Nonetheless, the dismissive manner in...
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India’s Taliban Problem

Project Syndicate, 05.10.2021
Shashi Tharoor, Shashi Tharoor, diputado indio, ex subsecretary general de ONU y ex ministro
The Taliban’s victory over the United States in Afghanistan will not only greatly embolden their fellow jihadists, but also shake up the region’s geopolitics. In particular, an Afghanistan-Pakistan-China axis involving policy coordination would represent a major risk for India. In...
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The Lie of Nation Building

The New York Review of Books, 07.10.2021
Fintan O’Toole, columnista (The Irish Times) y profesor (Princeton)
From the very beginning, the problem with the US involvement in Afghanistan lay essentially in the deficits in American democracy

Libros reseñados : -The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War de Craig Whitlock. Simon and Schuster, NY 2021 -The...

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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-27

Indian Punchline, 13.10.2021
M.K. Bhadrakumar, ex diplomático y columnista indio
Moscow has categorically stated that it will not accept a US military presence in the Central Asian region. This reiteration has come at the level of Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov who told Tass that Afghanistan had been discussed at a meeting with Victoria Nuland,...
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The Failure in Afghanistan Is Worse Than in Vietnam

The Wall Street Journal, 02.10.2021
William Lloyd Stearman, ex miembro del Consejo de Seguridad Nacional
Southeast Asia didn’t fall to communism, and Saigon came closer to winning than reported.
Many have compared America’s defeat in Afghanistan to Vietnam. But the comparison is unfair to Vietnam. The U.S. became involved in Vietnam primarily to counter the communist threat...
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The Taliban’s Comeback Is a Conundrum for Iran

World Politics Review, 13.09.2021
Dina Esfandiary, asesora principal para Medio Oriente y NorÁfrica (International Crisis Group)
[caption id="attachment_57929" align="alignright" width="500"] Taliban fighters outside Kabul University in Sept. 11, 2021 (AP/Bernat Armangue).[/caption] No one in the Iranian government was sad to see U.S. and NATO troops leave Afghanistan. In fact, Tehran...
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