Afganistan: Dinamici. Tendințe – doc

When Afghanistan Almost Worked – FP, 26.04
Five decades ago, before the great powers intervened, Afghanistan was on a much better path than today. But the longed-for “decade of democracy” was soon shattered. By Emran Feroz

Afghanistan’s War Splinters as Southern Tribes Fight for Spoils – FP, 30.07
Key cities including Herat and Kandahar could be the next to fall as Afghanistan’s nightmare continues. By Lynne O’Donnell, an Australian journalist and author

Stop Assuming the Taliban Will Win – FP, 28.07
With ethnic warlords reviving their militias, the Afghan war—even without the U.S. military—is more balanced than it seems. By Anchal Vohra, a columnist for Foreign Policy and a freelance TV correspondent and commentator on the Middle East based in Beirut

Cum arată Afganistanul după retragerea aliată. Talibanii preiau controlul țării, al-Qaida se întărește, iar viitorul este sumbru – Libertatea, 21.07

The Top Five Debriefing Questions About Afghanistan – FP, 9.07
How to make sense of Washington’s longest war ever. By Stephen M. Walt, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University

Is Biden Haunted by Vietnam? Should He Be? – FP, 9.07
The president said this withdrawal will be nothing like what happened in 1975, but there are some striking parallels. By Michael Hirsh

Biden’s Afghan Withdrawal Will Spark the Next Refugee Crisis – FP, 5.07
The European allies that fought alongside the United States will face the fallout as thousands of refugees flee the Taliban, giving fodder to far-right parties. By Elisabeth Braw

Will the End of the U.S. War Create More Afghan Refugees? – FP, 8.07
With the Taliban insurgency expanding, the U.S. withdrawal could provoke a major humanitarian crisis. By Michael Kugelman, the writer of Foreign Policy’s weekly South Asia Brief

A ‘Life and Death Fight’ Against the Taliban in Central Afghanistan – FP, 22.07
Bamiyan, home to the Taliban-wrecked Buddhas, might be the start of Afghanistan’s pushback against the insurgents. By Lynne O’Donnell

With the Militias in Afghanistan – FP, 1.07
As Afghan forces melt away, local armed groups are left to hold the line against the Taliban. By Lynne O’Donnell

The Taliban Are Breaking Bad – FP, 19.07
Meth is even more profitable than heroin—and is turbocharging the insurgency. By Lynne O’Donnell, an Australian journalist, author, and analyst

If the Taliban Wins the War, Can It Still Lose the Peace? – FP, 7.07
The United States vowed to destroy the Taliban. Today, they are stronger than ever. But will that last? By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch

The Taliban Are Winning the War of Words in Afghanistan – FP, 21.06
The government’s radio silence is handing a propaganda victory to the insurgents. By Lynne O’Donnell, an Australian journalist, author, and analyst

U.S. Questioned Whether Afghan Government Could Survive Taliban Onslaught – FP, 30.06
Biden to boost aid to Kabul as the militants capture more territory. By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch

Can Biden Save Ashraf Ghani? – FP, 25.06
To stop the Taliban’s advance and his government’s collapse, the Afghan leader must check his hubris at the White House door. By Elise Labott, an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service and a columnist at Foreign Policy

China and the Taliban Begin Their Romance – FP, 21.07
Beijing has its eyes set on using Afghanistan as a strategic corridor once U.S. troops are out of the way. By Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at the Rand Corp

China Is Worried About a Post-U.S. Afghanistan – FP, 16.07
Beijing would have preferred U.S. troops to stay. By Haiyun Ma, an associate professor of history at Frostburg State University, and I-wei Jennifer Chang, a research fellow at the Global Taiwan Institute

Biden Defends Troop Withdrawal as Taliban Forces Advance – FP, 9.07
As U.S. focus moves elsewhere, regional powers are closely watching Afghanistan’s fate. By Colm Quinn

Foreign Powers Jockey for Influence in Afghanistan After Withdrawal – FP, 24.06
Is a new “great game” emerging? By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch

Biden’s Afghanistan Pullout Could Make the China Problem Harder – FP, 24.06
No, a complete withdrawal will not ease the U.S. pivot to China. By Michael J. Green, the senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor at Georgetown University, and Gabriel Scheinmann, the executive director of the Alexander Hamilton Society

Can India Make a Play in Afghanistan? – FP, 29.07
Antony Blinken’s visit to New Delhi underscores a new regional “Great Game.” By Michael Kugelman, the writer of Foreign Policy’s weekly South Asia Brief

India Resists the Taliban Bandwagon – FP, 25.07
As Blinken heads to New Delhi, he could find some surprising common ground on Afghanistan. By C. Raja Mohan, the director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies

India Is Scrambling to Get on the Taliban’s Good Side – FP, 15.07
After decades of supporting the Afghan government, New Delhi is planning for its potential fall. By Anchal Vohra

Afghanistan Shows the Limits of India’s Power – FP, 22.04
With the United States departing, New Delhi is seeking new ways to project influence. By Sushant Singh

India Joins the Afghan Peace Negotiations – FP, 25.03
Long sidelined by Islamabad, Moscow, and Beijing, New Delhi is finally taking a seat at the table. By Harsh V. Pant, Kriti M. Shah

Central Asia Braces for Fallout of U.S. Pullout From Afghanistan – FP, 16.07
Since the war began, America has had one lens for Central Asia. What happens now? By Amy Mackinnon

The United States Needs Central Asian Partners to Protect Afghanistan’s Future – FP, 17.06
Ambitious post-withdrawal hopes can’t be achieved without bases nearby. By Philip Caruso, a fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

U.S. Officials Make Last-Minute Push to Get Afghan Spies Out Before Withdrawal – FP, 25.07
Intelligence assets who worked for the CIA now face deadly reprisals. By Emma Loop, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance reporter focusing on national security, federal law enforcement, and politics

‘Now I Can’t Go Home’ – FP, 25.06
Afghan interpreters who worked with the U.S. military clamor for U.S. visas to escape Taliban retribution. By Lynne O’Donnell, an Australian journalist, author, and analyst

Afghan Interpreters in the Crossfire of U.S. Pullout – FP, 17.06
Future U.S. partners will have to “think twice” about helping the Pentagon if Biden isn’t able to grant visas to Afghan interpreters, lawmakers said. By Jack Detsch

U.S. to Prop Up Afghan Air Force – FP, 8.07
Afghanistan will get an injection of contractor support and planes for its beleaguered Air Force. By Jack Detsch

Afghan Air Force Could Be Grounded After U.S. Pullout – FP, 14.06
The one advantage the Afghan army had on the Taliban looks set to slip away with the hasty U.S. withdrawal. By Lynne O’Donnell, an Australian journalist, author, and analyst

U.S. Withdrawal Constrains Counterterrorism Options – FP, 10.06
Biden’s pledge to maintain U.S. capacity in Afghanistan without boots on the ground appears easier said than done. By Michael Kugelman

Pentagonul a retras jumătate din trupele şi echipamentele sale din Afganistan – 9.06

Taliban Map Out Future Vision for Afghanistan – FP, 8.06
The militant group’s spokesman vows to “continue our war” until Afghanistan has an Islamic government. By Lynne O’Donnell, an Australian journalist, author, and analyst

Primii 70 de militari români s-au întors din Afganistan / Planul de retragere se va încheia în septembrie, dar calendarul repatrierii nu este public, din motive de securitate – 8.05

David Petraeus : le retrait américain “ne mettra pas un terme à la guerre sans fin en Afghanistan” – France24, 4.05

  • Ancien commandant suprême des forces américaines en Afghanistan et ex-directeur de la CIA, le général David Petraeus analyse pour France 24 la décision du président Joe Biden de retirer les forces américaines présentes sur le sol afghan. Il respecte ce choix mais redoute les conséquences néfastes de ce départ “d’ici deux ou trois ans”. Et il craint, de manière plus générale, que la situation sécuritaire ne se dégrade sous la pression des Talibans.  

A Taliban Victory Would Be ‘The Return of a Dark Age for Afghanistan’ – FP, 28.07
Shukria Barakzai, a prominent women’s rights advocate and former politician, shares her thoughts on the U.S. withdrawal and Afghanistan’s uncertain future. By Lynne O’Donnell, an Australian journalist and author

As Taliban Expand Control, Concerns About Forced Marriage and Sex Slavery Rise – FP, 23.07
In some Afghan towns, women are fleeing ahead of insurgent takeovers. By Lynne O’Donnell

Women in Afghanistan: Do not forget us – TWT/ CH, 4.06
Shazia Haya on the fears of a return to repression

Afghan Women’s Problems Don’t End With the Taliban – FP, 3.05
A new U.S. intelligence assessment suggests women’s rights in Afghanistan face threats even without a Taliban takeover. – By Robbie Gramer, a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy, and Allison Meakem, an editorial fellow at Foreign Policy.

Afghanistan Can’t Achieve Stability Without Women – FP, 30.04
To reach a gender-conscious peace deal with the Taliban, Afghan negotiators need more time—and U.S. support. By Fawzia Koofi, an Afghan politician and member of the negotiations team engaged in peace talks with the Taliban.

America, the Afghan Tragedy, and the Subcontinent – FP, 30.04
Four decades of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan have left South Asia transformed—and on the cusp of a realignment. By C. Raja Mohan, the director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies.

Retragerea NATO din Afganistan a început în mod ”coordonat” – 29.04

Leaving Afghanistan Will Be More Expensive Than Anyone Expects – FP, 27.04
Penalties for broken contracts, fees for shipping equipment, and salaries for the Afghan military are just a few of the costs that will hit the United States as it leaves. By Mackenzie Eaglen

Afghan Ambassador: ‘The Ball Is in the Taliban’s Court’ – FP, 23.04
Roya Rahmani says the Taliban have no justification for continuing their war after the departure of international troops. By Jack Detsch

‘The Taliban Have Tracked Me’
In Logar Province, just outside of Kabul, fear of a Taliban takeover rises. By Ali M. Latifi

Afganistan: americanii se retrag, talibanii „mai puternici ca niciodată” – RFI, 19.04

End the ‘Forever War’ Cliché – FP, 22.04
The war in Afghanistan needed to wind down. But Washington is learning the wrong lesson. By Steven A. Cook

Afghans Don’t Need U.S. Troops. They Need Islands of Stability – FP, 20.04
Here’s how the Biden administration can prevent chaos in Afghanistan, even after it withdraws. By Michael F. Harsch, Taylor Whitsell

‘Bring the Troops Home’ Is a Dream, Not a Strategy – FP, 19.04
A full withdrawal from Afghanistan is a costly blunder and failure of leadership. By John Bolton

From Moral Responsibility to Magical Thinking: How Biden Changed His Mind on Afghanistan – FP, 16.04
After 9/11, Biden embraced the idea that U.S. troops should leave the country better than how they found it. Now, as president, he’s withdrawing them regardless. By Michael Hirsh

Is Leaving Afghanistan Misguided or Overdue? – FP, 16.04
Biden’s withdrawal announcement is meant to end a 20-year war, but Washington has been dragged back into conflicts before. By Emma Ashford, Matthew Kroenig

Biden Is Done with Afghanistan. Is Afghanistan Done With America?
Pulling out all U.S. troops is the administration’s risky plan to pressure Kabul and the Taliban to make peace. By Elise Labott

Biden’s Withdrawal Plan Sets the Clock Ticking in Afghanistan – FP, 14.04
With troops to depart on Sept. 11, the next five months are critical for any chance of peace. By Michael Kugelman

Biden to Complete Full Afghanistan Withdrawal by Sept. 11 – FP, 13.04
The move will finally end the United States’ longest war. By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch

It’s Time to Prepare for U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan – FP, 24.03
There are no good choices, but staying on is the worst. By Michael Kugelman

Austin Calls for ‘Responsible’ End to Afghan War – FP, 21.03
The U.S. defense secretary, in a surprise visit to Afghanistan, warned that Taliban violence remains “pretty high” as Biden weighs withdrawal. By Jack Detsch

Biden’s Options in Afghanistan – FP, 16.03
The United States and Pakistan must work together to secure the country’s future. By Anne Patterson, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, Syed Mohammad Ali

In Race Against Time, Biden Officials Launch New Afghan Peace Drive – FP, 8.03
Washington’s latest proposal would draw on Beijing, Moscow, and Tehran for support. By Elise Labott, Robbie Gramer

Afghanistan sits on $3 trillion in minerals – Caspian Report, 18.03


Costurile războiului din Afganistan: 157.000 de morţi şi un trilion de dolari. A meritat? – monitorulapararii, 18.02.20

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