Tag Archives: Taliban

Turkey’s New Refugee Challenge

August 4, 2021 In my last post, dated August 2, I said that the increasing number of Afghans crossing into Turkey from Iran leads one to question whether the Kabul subcontract is just about the airport or more. Later in … Continue reading

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The Kabul Subcontract

August 2, 2021 Whether Turkish troops would stay at Kabul airport beyond withdrawal has become another controversial topic of our foreign and security policy. In my last post I asked the following questions: •          Would Turkish troops fight the Taliban … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Dance with the Taliban

July 26, 2021 Turkey’s “offer” to remain at the Kabul airport beyond US and other nations’ withdrawal from Afghanistan has become another controversial foreign policy topic. Like the rest of our foreign and security policy issues, this too has immediately … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Withdrawal (2)

July 13, 2021 On July 8, 2021, President Biden delivered remarks on the drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan and took some questions. With the words “Afghanistan” and “failure” now glued to one another, and reports from Kabul reflecting nothing … Continue reading

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The Taliban Are Back

April 19, 2021 An open-ended US/NATO military engagement in Afghanistan was never an option. The aim was achieving optimal conditions for withdrawal. In a Washington Post op-ed on March 12, 2012 President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron mentioned shifting to … Continue reading

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Failure in Afghanistan

November 23, 2020 On February 29, 2020, “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Beyond Titles

March 10, 2020 Some believe that first impression is the last impression. So, they say one never gets a second chance to make a first impression. For others, first impressions count but last impressions are forever. I had my first … Continue reading

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