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Afghanistan’s economy is on the verge of a collapse

Source: Times of Oman Power vacuum looms over Afghanistan as UN delays the date for announcing the result of presidential elections to mid-September despite Karzai’s plans to leave office next week. Afghan President...

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Analyst: ‘Pakistan’s military seeking to destabilize government’

Source: DW Pakistani security forces have secured the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building on September 1 and temporarily took the...

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21. 08. 2014
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India plans US$10bn mountain strike corps to counter China

Source: Want China Times India is building a new 620-billion-rupee (US$10 billion) mountain strike corps to counter China along the China-India border in the northeastern part of the country, according to a report...

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U.S. Army Provides Intelligence Systems to Afghanistan

p Source: Signal Online The Army program executive officer-intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors (PEO-IEW&S) office also is providing the Wolfhound man-portable signals intelligence system to the Afghan National Army (ANA). The 201st ANA...

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10. 08. 2014
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Former U.S. Marine in Afghanistan feared commander collaborated with Taliban

Source: ny daily news Michael Golembesky, after making the long, strange trip from hippie pacifist to “9/11 Marine,” went to war in Afghanistan. He returned unsure whether his superiors ever really wanted to win....

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06. 08. 2014
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UK troops may return to Afghanistan

Source: Bangkok Post British combat troops could return to Afghanistan if the country once again becomes a haven for terror groups, the head of the army said Monday.  General Sir Peter Wall said...

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06. 08. 2014
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Defense paper: China maneuvers ‘coercive’

Source: Japan News Japan’s defense white paper for 2014 expressed the country’s greater-than-ever concerns about China, which is expanding its maritime presence, and North Korea, which has not ceased its nuclear and ballistic...

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30. 07. 2014
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The Xingjiangistan Connection

Source: Foreign Policy hen the Pakistani army launched its campaign in the militant-riddled tribal region North Waziristan in June, it was tempting to attribute the operation to U.S. pressure. For many years, Washington...

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27. 07. 2014
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Pentagon lost track of more than 40% of the weapons sent to Afghanistan

Editor’s Note: One thought comes to mind –> Free Syrian Army, Al Nusra Front and ISIS. Related Article: PENTAGON IS SENDING ARTILLERY, ARMORED VEHICLES AND DIFFERENT WEAPONS SYSTEMS FROM AFGHANISTAN TO THE REBEL GROUPS...

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03. 07. 2014
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US-India strategic relationship: Harpoon Submarine Missiles

Source: Yahoo India The US government has notified the US Congress of its plans to sell to India 22 anti-ship missiles at an estimated cost of $200 million, saying it would help strengthen...

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30. 06. 2014
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Afghans battle for strategic Helmand: Key Centre for Money Laundering and Narcotics

Source: malay mail online Afghan forces battled the Taliban in southern Helmand province today for a second week, officials and residents said today, seeking to reassert control over a strategic district just weeks after...

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27. 06. 2014
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Uzbeks Adding To Ranks Of Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Separatists

Editor’s Note: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL) is a broadcaster funded by the U.S. Congress (actually U.S. taxpayers) that provides news, information, and analysis that is in-line with US/EU/NATO policies. RFERL is a western propaganda outlet. As wells as Pro Russia’s...

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24. 06. 2014
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JCPA analyst: 1,000 Chinese jihadists training in Pakistan

Source: Jerusalem Post Some 1,000 Chinese jihadists are receiving military training at a base in Pakistan, as an indeterminate number of Chinese nationals are already fighting inside Syria, Jacques Neriah told a top-flight...

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23. 06. 2014
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Dutch and German Troops prepare for new mission in Afghanistan

Source: volkskrant.nl Netherlands and other Western countries are preparing a new military mission in Afghanistan to prevent the country like Iraq from falling prey to Islamic extremists. The government is considering sending about Hundred soldiers...

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19. 06. 2014
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What You Need to Know About Pakistan’s North Waziristan Operation

Source: Critical Threats  […] WHO IS BEING TARGETED? Reza Jan -The Pakistani Taliban umbrella group known as the TTP and, particularly, its “foreign” militant allies such as al Qaeda and Uzbek militants, are the principal...

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17. 06. 2014
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Central Asia’s Growing Water Wars

Source: Silk Road Reporters John C. K. Daly – After emerging from the implosion of the USSR more than two decades ago, the Central Asian basin has had more than its fair share of problems,...

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08. 06. 2014
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The ISI’s Great Game in Afghanistan

Source: The Diplomat Omer Aziz- […]  For four decades, Pakistan’s spy-generals have played Afghanistan like a powerful chip in a consequential game of poker. They know the important local militants, have open channels to their favorite...

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04. 06. 2014
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U.S. Asks Allies for Counterterrorism Force in Afghanistan

Source: WSJ The U.S. has asked its allies to contribute commando forces to the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. military official said Wednesday. President Barack Obama announced last week plans to keep a U.S....

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01. 06. 2014
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Russia Resets its Foot in Afghanistan

Source: Asia Sentinel  Bloodied by a decade-long war, Moscow gingerly seeks to expand its influence More than two decades since a humiliating departure from Afghanistan after a misguided adventure that helped to wreck...

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01. 06. 2014
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Pakistan-Taliban Clash Spills into Afghanistan

Source: VOA Pakistan’s military clashes with Taliban militants have spilled over its northwest border into neighboring Afghanistan. The cross-border skirmish has left civilians, militants and military forces dead across the rugged frontier dividing...

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29. 05. 2014
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Africa: Laboratory and Battleground for Pentagon’s 21st Century Warfare

Source: Ria Novosti Rick Rozoff – For the United States in the second decade of the 21st century war is being conducted in as risk-free a manner as practicable. In place of large contingents...

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29. 05. 2014
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RUSSIA, BELARUS AND KAZAKHSTAN SET UP NEW ALLIANCE

Source: AP The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on Thursday created an economic union that intends to boost cooperation between the ex-Soviet neighbors, a pact which was at the source of the...

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28. 05. 2014
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US troops ‘to remain in Afghanistan indefinitely’

Editor’s Note: The war in Afghanistan will transition from an overt military operation to a covert clandestine CIA/Special Forces operation. Once the US officially announces the end of war in Afghanistan,the CIA, the sponsored...

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28. 05. 2014
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New document details America’s war machine — and secret mass of contractors in Afghanistan

Source: Salon On Tuesday, following his surprise Memorial Day visit to Bagram Air Force Base outside Kabul, President Obama announced that the United States plans to keep at least 9,800 U.S. troops in...

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24. 05. 2014
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New mountain strike corps to contain China

  Source: Gulf News India is raising a new mountain strike corps of nearly 90,000 soldiers to strengthen its defence along its disputed border with China in the high reaches of the Himalayas....

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24. 05. 2014
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Russian military intelligence service (GRU): U.S. presence to last until 2024

Source: RIA.ru The U.S. will have a military presence, according to the Russian military intelligence service GRU still at least ten years in Afghanistan. We can say with confidence that the U.S. military...

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07. 05. 2014
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Viewpoint: India risks destabilising Afghanistan

Source: BBC India’s decision last week to pay for arms and equipment from Russia to boost the strength of the Afghan National Army (ANA) could be a dramatic game-changer in the region –...

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06. 05. 2014
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U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan

Source: LA Times The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to...

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05. 05. 2014
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Security Vacuum: CIA Falls Back in Afghanistan

Editor’s Note: Great articles about the CIA’s counter-terrorism pursuit militia Unit 04- AFGHANISTAN AIRSTRIKES, C.I.A. AND THE SECRET MILITIA 0-4 UNIT and WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CIA DOING IN AFGHANISTAN? Source: Daily Beast The CIA is dismantling its...

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04. 05. 2014
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Kazakhstan May Be the Next Ukraine

Source: Moscow Times […] Putin has said of Russian-Chinese relations: “We do not have a single irritating element in our ties.” In fact, the relationship is fraught with tension. First and foremost is what could be called Russia’s demographophobia....

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04. 05. 2014
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Pakistan’s ISI planned terror attacks on US and Israeli consulates in India

                  Source: Daily Mirror Central security agencies have claimed that Pakistan’s ISI had plans to carry out terror attacks on two foreign consulates in India...

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29. 04. 2014
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Corruption in Afghanistan Fostered by U.S., Pentagon Study Found

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24. 04. 2014
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The Real Winner of the Afghan War Is This Shady Military Contractor

        Source: Daily beast The State Department paid out $4 billion to rebuild Afghanistan. Some $2.5 billion of that went to a single firm with a bad, bad past. For...

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20. 04. 2014
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Moscow moves into Kyrgyz energy as US pulls troops from Bishkek base

Source: Global Times Although the International Security Assistance Force still has time until the end of 2014 to leave Afghanistan, US troops have already started to withdraw from neighboring Central Asia. Earlier this...

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17. 04. 2014
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China ‘Silk Road’ plan to push Indian Ocean ports, trade zones

            Source: Hindu BusinessLine   China’s new initiative to build a “maritime silk road” to boost connectivity between the Asia-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean will prioritise building...

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17. 04. 2014
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Analysts Warn of Regional Proxy Conflict in Afghanistan

                Source: Voice of America With the political situation in Afghanistan in flux and international forces due to leave the country by the end of the...

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10. 04. 2014
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U.S. military seeks ties with Mongolia as a counterweight to Russia and China

Source: Channel News Asia Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Thursday endorsed stronger military ties with Mongolia as it seeks a US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours Russia and China. Hagel and...

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09. 04. 2014
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Afghans ‘Thought UK Troops Worked With Taliban, Warlords, Militias’

  Source: Yahoo/Sky News The British campaign in Helmand was so riddled with contradictions that many Afghans concluded they were in league with the Taliban, according to new research. The research was paid...

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05. 04. 2014
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Ramstein air base hub for coordinating Washington’s global drone war

        Source: Deutsche Welle  Statements made by Brandon Bryant, a former drone pilot for the US Air Force, reveal that Germany plays a greater role in the US drone war...

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04. 04. 2014
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Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

Source: SCMP […] “There is a shadow state within the state that is capturing the economy, the military power, political power and the social base,” says Javed Noorani, researcher with Integrity Watch Afghanistan...

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03. 04. 2014
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Afghanistan’s Coming Military Coup?

              Source: Council on Foreign Relations […] ANATOMY OF A COUP The biggest long-term danger to democracy in Afghanistan is not the Taliban but the Afghan army...

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01. 04. 2014
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Brzezinski: EU can be a world power with victory in Ukraine

Source: deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten Translated Maybe it is the EU’s claim to be a world power after the previous engagement in Ukraine. The current crisis and the subsequent confrontation with Russia was in any event triggered by...

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01. 04. 2014
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China will help Tajikistan strengthen its defense capacity

              Source: Itar-Tass China gave high marks to the level of good-neighborly relations with Tajikistan as well as cooperation of the two countries in the fight against...

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30. 03. 2014
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China-Europe route is the new ‘silk road’

Source: Taipei Times One of the world’s longest railways — a “modern-day silk road” — covers about 11,000km en route from the Chinese megacity of Chongqing to Duisburg, a key commercial hub in...

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27. 03. 2014
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CSTO preparing military and unconventional propaganda risk-reduction measures after NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan

Source: ITAR-TASS The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) does not rule out the deterioration of the situation in Central Asia and Afghanistan after withdrawal of NATO forces scheduled for 2014. It is working...

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24. 03. 2014
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Eyes on Afghanistan as Next Lithium Motherload

          Source: OilPrice As American troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the US has handed over prized mineral data to Kabul, which is hoping it can provide enough security to...

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20. 03. 2014
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Opium production jumps near British base in Afghanistan

            Source: BBC The opium-growing area around Britain’s main base in Afghanistan nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013, the UK government has said. Poppy fields took up 19,136...

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19. 03. 2014
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US funding ghost workers across Afghanistan: Report

        Source: Reuters   | Press TV A senior western audit officer has raised fresh concerns that US funds meant to help pay Afghan police salaries may instead be going to...

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18. 03. 2014
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Narco State: Drug trafficking corrupts Kyrgyzstan’s politics and underworld

            Source: Phys Org Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked and mountainous country in Central Asia, serves a powerful role in the Eurasian drug trade by playing the “mule” that carts...

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12. 03. 2014
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Central Asia: A Region of Strategic Importance to China

              Source: international policy digest The five republics of Central Asia (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan) are endowed with an immense amount of natural resources and are...

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10. 03. 2014
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U.S. Army 1st Space Battalion deploys to Afghanistan

          Source: Military One of the last American Army forces to head to war in Afghanistan is from Colorado Springs. No. It isn’t from Fort Carson. It’s a half...

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10. 03. 2014
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New Maps of Afghanistan Provide “Fingerprint” of Natural Resources

              Source: USGS A coalition of scientists from the United States and Afghanistan today released high tech maps that will help Afghanistan chart a course for future...

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05. 03. 2014
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Russian military boosted in Central Asia to stop Afghan threat from spreading

Source: Voice of Russia The West and Russia have been increasingly focused on Central Asia. The US has been making consistent efforts to secure its stay in Kyrgyzstan and improve cooperation with Tajikistan...

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01. 03. 2014
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Afghanistan $30 Trillion Mineral Riches Won’t Go Anywhere Without Rail

Source: Business Week Supervisor Atta Mohammad watches the cranes swivel and workers at the Naibabad freight terminal rush to unload wheat and construction material from Uzbekistan that’s just arrived on Afghanistan’s only railroad....

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27. 02. 2014
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The Narcostate: A helping hand from U.S. Special Forces and GKNB

Source: Politico Editor’s Note: M41 Highway/ Pamir Highway route through Tajikistan likely a  route for opium/weapons for local warlords,  however the big boys- US Special Forces, Intel operatives, GKNB/Armed Forces are airlifting opium from...

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21. 02. 2014
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France to set up state mining venture to secure minerals supply

Source: Deutsche Welle The Socialist government in France was planning to invest up to 400 million euros ($548 million) over the next five to seven years in newly-established state-owned mining company Compagnie National...

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20. 02. 2014
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‘Windfalls of war': Companies with spotty records making billions off Afghanistan

Source: Fox News The United States government has paid a company based in Switzerland more than $5 billion to feed the troops in Afghanistan, and thanks to a succession of no-bid contract extensions,...

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20. 02. 2014
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China to build Gwadar airport, upgrade Karakorum Highway

Source: Business Recorder Long-time allies Pakistan and China signed agreements Wednesday to build a new airport and upgrade the fabled Karakorum Highway as part of efforts to build an “economic corridor” through rugged...

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19. 02. 2014
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The Secret Battles Between US Forces and Chechen Terrorists

Source: ABC News For the last 12 years, U.S. Special Operations forces have repeatedly engaged in fierce combat in Afghanistan against ruthless Taliban allies from Chechnya, who have the same pedigree as their...

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17. 02. 2014
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Jihadists create ‘no-go zones’ in northern Afghanistan

Source: The Long War Journal For years, The Long War Journal has noted that while media coverage has tended to focus on the Taliban and allied jihadists’ efforts in the Afghan south and west, the...

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16. 02. 2014
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Afghan insurgents fought protracted war despite coalition’s technological superiority

Source: Australian   Source: Australian Strategic Policy Institute 2014 Afghanistan has been perhaps the most intensely “surveilled” battle space in the history of warfare. The military operations that have been waged against an unconventional...

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16. 02. 2014
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Turkmenistan: The Achilles Heel Of Central Asian Security

Source: RFERL Central Asian governments are already on heightened alert over the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. This sense of alarm is almost certain to increase in coming months. But in Turkmenistan...

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12. 02. 2014
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US opposes independent Balochistan

Source: Dawn The United States has made it clear that it does not support the idea of an independent Balochistan and respects Pakistan’s territorial integrity. The question of the alleged US involvement was...

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08. 02. 2014
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Moscow’s Middle East pivot: Opportunities and risks

Source: INDRUS Forty-two years ago Egyptian President Anwar Sadat gave the marching orders to more than 20,000 Soviet military advisers, and forced his country into an unpopular alliance with the United States. Big...

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28. 01. 2014
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Afghan President Believes the U.S. Is Actually Behind Taliban-Style Strikes

Source: The Wire Afghan President Hamid Karzai allegedly believes that the U.S. is behind insurgent attacks in Afghanistan, a sentiment that reveals how poor relations between Washington and Kabul have become, and one...

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22. 01. 2014
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US military bases in India soon to tackle Pakistan-based terror groups

Source: saharasamay The Obama administration is thinking of basing American military and intelligence operatives in India to address threats posed by Pakistan-based terror groups like Haqqani network or Lashkar- e -taiba in a post-...

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15. 01. 2014
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American watchdog says Afghanistan risks becoming ‘narco-state’

Source: Telegraph The expanding cultivation of opium poppies in Afghanistan threatens to destroy all of the progress made in rebuilding the country during the past 12 years and instead turn it into a...

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14. 01. 2014
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Russia is in dire need of military bases

Source: Pravda The United States has 500 military bases around the world, while Russia only has four plus two logistics points, editor in chief of Arsenal of the Fatherland Victor Murakhovski said in a live...

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10. 01. 2014
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The “Hidden” geopolitics: The case of the Afghan heroin production and the aftermath of NATO exit

Source: Serbianna “Suppose the prisoners were able to talk together, don’t you think that when they named the shadows which they saw passing they would believe they were naming things?” PLATO, The Republic,...

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07. 01. 2014
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Why is the world so interested in Silk Road economic belt? Highways, railways, flight routes, oil pipe lines, communication networks and satellite communication

Source: People Daily During his visit to Kazakhstan in September 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping putforward a proposal for a Silk Road economic belt to strengthen cooperation and makeeconomic ties closer among European...

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02. 01. 2014
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This year’s wars: list of 10 conflicts to monitor in 2014

Source: Tico Time/FP Before we dive into next year’s list of conflicts to watch, some thoughts on the year we are about to conclude are in order. In short, 2013 was not a...

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01. 01. 2014
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Afghanistan-Pakistan: The Covert War

Source: Diplomat When American special forces plucked the second in command of the Pakistani Taliban from the hands of Afghan officials this October, they laid bare the extent of a largely covert war...

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30. 12. 2013
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Analyst: Narcotics Trade, Real Reason behind US War on Afghanistan

Analyst: Narcotics Trade, Real Reason behind US War on Afghanistan

Source: Tasnim News Agency A prominent Argentine political analyst said the western military campaign against Afghanistan, led by the US, was indeed to rein in the lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits, rather...

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27. 12. 2013
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New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access

New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access

Editor’s Note: China’s Strategy: Link Maritime Silk Road to Europe, Africa and Central Asia’s Steel Silk Roads – import strategic raw materials,minerals, oil and gas by land and seaways. Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad...

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26. 12. 2013
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Is Afghanistan India and Pakistan’s Proxy Battlefield?

Is Afghanistan India and Pakistan’s Proxy Battlefield?

Source: Sharnoff’s global views India has traditionally enjoyed good relations with Afghanistan. However when Afghanistan came under Taliban rule in 1994, India severed relations. India supported the Northern Alliance against the Taliban. After 9/11, the United States...

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24. 12. 2013
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The Chinese art of creeping warfare

Source: LiveMint With its increasingly powerful military calling the shots in strategic policy, China’s jurisdictional creep in Asia is manifesting itself in three distinct ways. One mode is by air, as illustrated by...

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23. 12. 2013
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Even if foreign troops leave Afghanistan, U.S. has some options: CIA and JSOC Paramilitary Units

Even if foreign troops leave Afghanistan, U.S. has some options: CIA and JSOC Paramilitary Units

Source: Euronews/Reuters […] TARGETED MISSIONS AND SMALL-SCALE SUPPORT Even if all foreign troops do withdraw from Afghanistan, the United States might still send small numbers of special forces, such as Green Berets, to do limited, short-term training...

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23. 12. 2013
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Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) orders crackdown on Blackwater agents

Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) orders crackdown on Blackwater agents

Source: AuthintMail The Pakistani government has directed its intelligence agencies to identify and arrest the members of American security firm Blackwater operating inPakistan. The government has issued a deadline of one week following...

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19. 12. 2013
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Opium Wars: Afghan Army commander brokered a cease-fire and turf-sharing deal with local Taliban insurgents

Opium Wars: Afghan Army commander brokered a cease-fire and turf-sharing deal with local Taliban insurgents

Editor’s Note: District of Sangin in Helmand Province just happens to be the world’s largest opium-producing region. Source: NYT An Afghan Army commander stationed in the deadliest corner of Helmand Province brokered a cease-fire...

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18. 12. 2013
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USAID and CIA “Ghost Money” program to install West-backed technocrats in Afghanistan

USAID and CIA “Ghost Money” program to install West-backed technocrats in Afghanistan

Source: Daily Beast The Afghan president’s top aide was on two USAID contractors’ payroll, drawing more than $100,000 a year as part of a program to install West-backed technocrats in the government. The...

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13. 12. 2013
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Israel’s peripheral diplomacy concept and energy security in the South Caucasus

Source: News Az Israel’s peripheral diplomacy (or periphery alliances) concept takes roots from the late 1950’s geopolitical context in the Middle East. The country, isolated then after 1956 Sinai campaign, sought relationships with...

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10. 12. 2013
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NATO Special Forces Train Elite Afghan Paramilitary Units to Carry Out Targeted Raids Against Insurgent Havens, Mirroring Tactics Used in Vietnam

NATO Special Forces Train Elite Afghan Paramilitary Units to Carry Out Targeted Raids Against Insurgent Havens, Mirroring Tactics Used in Vietnam

Source: WSJ U.S. commanders are turning to elite Afghan police and military units to pursue insurgents deep into their sanctuaries, in an echo of tactics that American troops considered effective during the Vietnam...

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20. 11. 2013
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Russia forming rapid deployment force

Source: Voice of Russia Russia is hastily forming a rapid deployment force. Experts say that what is meant here first of all is searching for an adequate response to the threat of export...

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18. 11. 2013
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Pakistani-Saudi Role in Financing, Training “Jaish al-Adl” Active in Iran’s Sistan

Pakistani-Saudi Role in Financing, Training “Jaish al-Adl” Active in Iran’s Sistan

Source: Abna A new mysterious group calling itself the “Army of Right” launched an attack in the Iranian province of Sistan after a truce that lasted more than three years following the arrest...

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Russia’s North Caucasus policy as viewed by a military man

Source: Vestnik Kavkaza Daily reports about murders in the North Caucasus, where terrorism and crimes remain the key problems, force experts to develop plans on normalization of the situation in the restless region....

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29. 10. 2013
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Afghan Intelligence tried to work with TTP to take revenge on Pak army

Source: Indian Express Eyeing an upper hand in a baroque regional power game after the withdrawal of US troops next year, the Afghan government tried to work with the Pakistan Taliban with the...

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MI6 demands more spies in Afghanistan to fight terrorism

MI6 demands more spies in Afghanistan to fight terrorism

Source: Telegraph MI6 is calling for reinforcements in Afghanistan amid fears that the country will become an “intelligence vacuum” where terrorists will pose an increased threat to Britain, The Telegraph has learnt. The...

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Pakistan remains the principal national security threat to India in all military dimensions: MoD report

Pakistan remains the principal national security threat to India in all military dimensions: MoD report

Source: India Today Pakistan remains the principal national security threat to India in all military dimensions, says an internal Ministry of Defence (MoD) assessment shared with other agencies and key lawmakers. The backgrounder...

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China bypasses American ‘New Silk Road’ with two of its own

China bypasses American ‘New Silk Road’ with two of its own

Source: WP Armed with tens of billions of dollars in investment deals and romantic tales of ancient explorers, Chinese President Xi Jinping has spent much of the past month promoting his vision of...

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13. 10. 2013
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Afghan intelligence agency involved in Balochistan unrest

Afghan intelligence agency involved in Balochistan unrest

Source: Frontier Post Pakistan intelligence sources have claimed that they have authenticated evidence of involvement of Afghan secret agencies in Balochistan unrest and important members of terrorists have also been arrested. The held...

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10. 10. 2013
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CSTO vs NATO: struggle for Central Asia

CSTO vs NATO: struggle for Central Asia

Source: 24.kg World community is waiting with fainting heart for 2014, when NATO will start withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan. The U.S. air base leaves the International Manas Airport at the same time;...

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24. 09. 2013
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The ‘New’ Great Game

The ‘New’ Great Game

Source: The Nation I have always felt that the use of the term, “Endgame Afghanistan” by political pundits for exit of the US combat forces from Afghanistan as taking a very narrow view...

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24. 09. 2013
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US keen to revive great game politics through imperial return to Asia

US keen to revive great game politics through imperial return to Asia

Source: Global Times Washington will increasingly emphasize Central Asia and South Asia owing to the planned US military withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014.  Both regions are part of the “pivot” to Asia and...

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22. 09. 2013
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Army spook unit carried out covert ops in Pakistan

Army spook unit carried out covert ops in Pakistan

Source: Hindu Times The military intelligence unit set up by former army chief General VK Singh was involved in sensitive covert operations in Pakistan and was even on the trail of 26/11 mastermind...

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19. 09. 2013
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Low Intensity Operations: Nato’s presence in region major source of subversion in Pakistan

Low Intensity Operations: Nato’s presence in region major source of subversion in Pakistan

Source: Business Recorder Nato’s presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s prolonged counter terror strategy to fight Taliban, is the major source of subversion in the country, said Zeenia Sadiq Satti, consultant political analyst and...

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19. 09. 2013
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CIA’s secret global business of narcotics smuggling and weapons trade

CIA’s secret global business of narcotics smuggling and weapons trade

Source: Pakistan Today Drug trade goes on unchecked in Afghanistan If one goes by the American measurement, the saying goes that they do not start a venture unless they are sure about its...

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16. 09. 2013
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Karzai urges for Russia’s military, security support to Afghanistan

Karzai urges for Russia’s military, security support to Afghanistan

Source: KP Afghan president Hamid Karzai met with the Russian president Vladimir Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Oragnization (SCO) summit, and urged for Moscow’s security and military support to Afghanistan. President Karzai during...

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16. 09. 2013
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Balochistan: Pakistan’s ‘Dirty War’ In Its Poorest, Most Lawless, But Resource-Rich Province

Balochistan: Pakistan’s ‘Dirty War’ In Its Poorest, Most Lawless, But Resource-Rich Province

Source: IBT In the latest grim chapter of the seemingly ceaseless violence scarring Pakistan’s vast Balochistan province, the bullet-riddled bodies of three migrant workers who had been kidnapped were found near the port...

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13. 09. 2013
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Narco State: Marijuana cultivation still widespread in Afghanistan

Narco State: Marijuana cultivation still widespread in Afghanistan

Source: Stars and Stripes Marijuana cultivation remains widespread in Afghanistan, but may have leveled off compared to past years, Afghan and United Nations officials said Tuesday. Nearly 25,000 acres of land in Afghanistan...

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13. 09. 2013
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NATO exit may trigger ‘proxy war’ over Afghanistan

NATO exit may trigger ‘proxy war’ over Afghanistan

Source: DW Some 12 years after the NATO invasion of Afghanistan, combat troops are scheduled to leave the country by the end of 2014. But many questions linger about the nation’s future. According...

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