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Russia brings Taliban on table as India observes

Russia, Moscow Format, Afghanistan High Peace Council, Taliban, United States, Al Qaeda, 9/11, Kabul, NBC News, Gen. Austin Scott Miller, NATO, US, Islamic State, Central Asia

Taliban breakthrough in Moscow

Russia secured a huge diplomatic victory when it got Taliban to turn up at a meeting on Afghanistan, attended by no less than a dozen countries, in Moscow la

Sagarika Ghose: The science of lies

Sagarika Ghose, BJP, SIMI, Taliban, Bajrang Dal, Kanhaiya, Hindutva

Sagarika Ghose: The science of lies

Sagarika Ghose vomited today,

Again.

By now, she is covered in her own filth.

US has lost Middle East war for good

Ruhollah Kohmeini, Jimmy Carter, Great Satan, Afghanistan, Saddam Hussein, Fulda Gap,  Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, Osama bin Laden, Taliban, al-Qaeda, Chalmers Johnson, Gulf War, General David Petraeus, William Butler Yeats, Nouri al-Malika, AQI, Bashar al-Assad, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Hippocratic Oath, Einstein, ISIS. Raqqa, caliphate, Greater Middle East,

US Middle East policy a colossal failure

Nearly a century earlier, Britain had formed Iraq from three separate Ottoman imperial provinces -- Baghdad, Basra, and Mosul.  The 2003 invasion blew up that synthetic state, held together first by British overlords and then by Saddam’s brutal dictatorship

Why Munich’s is a shooter, not terrorist?

Munich, Kabul, BBC, CNN, Fox News, ISIS, Shia Muslims, Hazara, Daris, Taliban, Ali Sonboly, Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Breivik, Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Mosul, EU, Nice attack

Why Munich, Kabul not terror?

If Muslims attack us, they are terrorists. If non-Muslims attack us, they are shooters. Why is there hypocrisy on terror in Western media? 

Hillary Clinton: Can the world survive her?

Obama, TPP, TTIP, EU, Monsanto, Killary Clinton, Wall Street, Israel, Vladimir Putin, New Hitler, Taliban, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Dick Cheney, Halliburton, Washington, Saddam Hussein, Iraq, WMD, Gaddafi, Libya, ISIS, Ottoman Empire, Iran, Assad’s Syria, jihadists, NATO, Russia, Baltics, Poland, Europe, Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick, The Untold History of the United States, Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, Stephen Kinzer, The Brothers, John Foster, Allen Dulles, CIA, Mossadegh, Shah, Dulle

Hillary Clinton: a war monger?

Do you remember all the hopes Americans had for Obama when we elected him to his first term? Painful memories.

Why China wants railroads in Afghanistan?

Central Asian Rail System, Kashgar, Herat,  Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, One Belt One Road, New Silk Road, Drugs, Heroin, terrorists, ISIS, al-Qaeda, Russia, Iran, Syria, Saddam Hussein, Libya’s Gaddafi, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan’s ISI, Wall Street, London Stock Exchange, Opium Wars, Boxer Rebellion, Sick Man of Asia, Narcotics, Central Asian Rail System, CIA World Factbook, Paris Attack, Brussels Attack, Assad, Taliban, United States Marine Corps

Opium Trade: China fights down US influence

Illicit heroin trade from Afghanistan flourishes under US’ nose. China has its own strategy to stop the spillover effect.

Wonder why US doesn’t win any war

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Here’s my 21st century rule of thumb about this country: if you have to say it over and over, it probably ain’t so.

Indo-Pak ties: A century of hostilities

Indo-Pak water dispute; Pak terrorism, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Tehreek-e-Taliban, Taliban, Hafeez Saeed, 26/11, Kandhar IC 814 hijack, Islamists, jihadis, ISI, Indo-Pak ties, Rann of Kutch, Indo-Pak inter-dominion accord, Indus Water Treaty, Pakistan floods, Pakistan water-stressed, Ajmal Kasab, Gurdaspur attack, udhampur attack, Naveed terrorist, Ajmal Kasab, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh,Maulana Masood Azhar, Line of Control, Peshawar School Killing, cross-border firing, Bal

A festering wound whicih won’t go away with handshakes

In three decades, India and Pakistan would have completed a century of hostilities. The water dispute has often been ignored in this narrative.