Archivos de Categoría: Asia

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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Erdogan Might Be Too Sick to Keep Leading Turkey

Foreign Policy, 01.10.2021
Steven A. Cook, columnista y académico de África y Medio Oriente (Council on Foreign Relations)
Evidence is growing that Turkey’s president is ailing—and that could be bad news for the country’s politics.
Since 2019, Turkey experts, journalists, and pollsters have been eyeing the Turkish general election scheduled for 2023. This is probably because the...
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The U.S.-India Relationship Is the Quad’s Litmus Test

Foreign Policy, 30.09.2021
Harsh V. Pant (Observer Research Foundation - New Delhi) y Chirayu Thakkar 
(National University of Singapore - King’s College London)
Washington and New Delhi must overcome some key differences for the group to succeed.
Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden hosted the leaders of Australia, India, and Japan at the White House for the...
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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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The Limits of China’s Engagement in Afghanistan

World Politics Review, 14.09.2021
Jon Hoffman, doctoral candidate in Political Science (George Mason University)
[caption id="attachment_57925" align="alignleft" width="500"] Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with the Taliban’s Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Tianjin, then head of the Taliban’s political office in China (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China).[/caption] In the...
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