Afghanistan

The US and UK Got Things So Wrong in Afghanistan Because They do Not Understand the Afghan Way of War BY PATRICK COCKBURN,230821

The Taliban May Pretend to Show Moderation, But the Murderous Reality is Far Different BY PATRICK COCKBURN, Counterpunch, 240821

Outcome of US interventions is blood in the sand: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Irish Examiner, 190821

https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/commentanalysis/arid-40361819.html

The wanton waste of a 20-year unnecessary war. "Less than 2% of the US spending on Afghanistan, and probably far less than 2%, reached the Afghan people in the form of basic infrastructure or poverty-reducing services"

Good analysis from Jeffrey D. Sachs.

Year Zero could be coming to Kabul as Taliban imposes its new order: Patrick Smyth, Irish Times; 230821

West hopes rebranded Taliban can save it from further embarrassment: Nelofer Pazira, iRISH tIMES, 210821

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