AFGHANISTAN

Despite president Trump’s announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal interests.
One of the key players in U.S.-led "Soviet-Afghan war" was Osama bin Laden, a Saudi-born millionaire from a wealthy, powerful family with ties to the Saudi royal family. Before becoming America’s “boogeyman”, Osama was put in charge of fundraising for the Mujahideen.
Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is he going after the bad guys, or is it something else? Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas and strategic raw material resources, not to mention opium, a multibillion dollar industry which feeds America's illegal heroin market.
The insurgents have captured more than half of country; conclaves under peace talks are vaguely underway to negotiate the future fate of Afghanistan; the presidential election is scheduled for April 2019, all of which sets the stage for the US to implement the new giant plans.
US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia By Valery Kulikov, May 11, 2021
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 08, 2021
The True Meaning of the Afghan “Withdrawal” By Prof Alfred McCoy, May 07, 2021
Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Conflict Was Also About the Flow of Afghani Narcotics By Paul Antonopoulos, May 06, 2021
Breakthrough in Afghan Peace Process! By M. K. Bhadrakumar, May 03, 2021
End of an Era? Afghanistan Is Now Graveyard of Contractors, Too. By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, April 30, 2021
UK Government Drops Bid to Shield Soldiers from War Crimes Prosecutions Committed in Iraq and Afghanistan By Ian Cobain, April 28, 2021
Afghanistan, the US Plan for a New Catastrophe By Manlio Dinucci, April 27, 2021
Options for Potential Future Counterterrorism Operations in Afghanistan By M. K. Bhadrakumar, April 27, 2021
America’s Long War against Afghanistan (1979-) By Donald Monaco, April 25, 2021
The Politics of Heroin and the Afghan US Pullout. Private Mercenary Occupation By F. William Engdahl, April 25, 2021
Biden’s Afghan Exit Alarms Contractors Who Outnumber U.S. Troops By Roxana Tiron and Paul Murphy, April 25, 2021
Afghanistan: US Exit Is with Caveats By M. K. Bhadrakumar, April 22, 2021
U.S. Costs to Date for the War in Afghanistan, 2001-2021 By Prof. Neta C. Crawford and Prof. Catherine Lutz, April 21, 2021
Biden’s Afghan Withdrawal Isn’t a Blow to China By Andrew Korybko, April 20, 2021
Opium Poppy Production in Afghanistan. Multibillion Drug Trade. Big Money for Opioids By arcgis.com, April 19, 2021
The US War in Afghanistan: A Historic Crime By Patrick Martin, April 19, 2021
Exiting Afghanistan: Biden Sets the Date By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 17, 2021
U.S. Joins Past Empires in Afghan Graveyard By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, April 16, 2021
US Withdrawal from Afghanistan May Lead to a Civil War and Proxy Struggle By Paul Antonopoulos, April 16, 2021
US to Withdraw from Afghanistan after Two Decades of War Leaving Behind a Tortured Wasteland and Having Accomplished… Nothing. By Scott Ritter, April 16, 2021
White House Won’t Say If Special Forces Will Leave Afghanistan Under Biden’s Withdrawal Plan By Dave DeCamp, April 16, 2021
Video: Afghanistan’s Holy Month of Celebration or Disappointment By South Front, April 15, 2021
The Yankees Are Coming Home: The Taliban Won. Get Over It By Philip Giraldi, April 09, 2021
The Endless War: Afghanistan Goes on and on By Philip Giraldi, April 03, 2021
The 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF): Repealing AUMF Will Mean Nothing if We Don’t Get Out of Afghanistan First By Adam Weinstein, March 29, 2021
U.S. Joins “Rules-Based World” on Afghanistan By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, March 26, 2021
Confused in Afghanistan: The Biden Administration’s Latest Trick By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 24, 2021
Senior U.S. Official Acknowledges Washington Has Spent $143 Billion to Destroy Its Own Government in Afghanistan By Martin Sieff, March 20, 2021
How the US Military Subverted the Afghan Peace Agreement to Prolong an Unpopular War By Gareth Porter, March 18, 2021
Afghanistan: No Troop Withdrawal. US Remains Inert in the Face of Taliban Attacks By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, March 16, 2021
Black Alliance for Peace Solidarity Network Demands NATO Support Peace Process in Afghanistan and Withdraw Its Forces By Black Alliance for Peace, March 11, 2021
A Global Demand to 35 Governments: Get Your Troops Out of Afghanistan By World Beyond War, March 05, 2021
Biden, Afghanistan and Forever Wars By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 04, 2021
The Bamiyan Buddhas: An Afghan Tale By Pepe Escobar, March 04, 2021
Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, March 04, 2021
Pressure Building to Keep US Troops in Afghanistan Indefinitely By Adam Weinstein, February 23, 2021
Biden Faces Stay or Go Dilemma in Afghanistan By Salman Rafi Sheikh, February 22, 2021
Iraq: Forty Years Ago. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacres: Still Ongoing By Felicity Arbuthnot, February 13, 2021
Black Alliance for Peace Solidarity Network Demands Biden End War in Afghanistan By Black Alliance for Peace, February 03, 2021
Will There be Peace in Afghanistan Under Biden? By Vladimir Danilov, January 28, 2021
US-Pak Reset to Advance Biden’s Afghan Settlement By M. K. Bhadrakumar, January 25, 2021
What’s the Future of Afghanistan After Trump? US Troops Replaced by Private Military Contractors? By Andrew Korybko, January 13, 2021
Prosecution of Alleged War Crimes: Need for Afghan Voices in Australian Judicial Process By Dr. Melinda Rankin and Dr. Jacinta OHagan, December 21, 2020
Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan Go All the Way to the Top By Keith Lamb, December 02, 2020
Afghanistan: A Criminal War By Louise O’Shea, November 30, 2020
The War Crimes of Bush and Blair – Afghanistan and Iraq By Rod Driver, November 27, 2020
Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, November 24, 2020
It’s Time for the US to Face Its War Crimes By Joe Lauria, November 23, 2020
Trump’s Decision to Withdraw US Troops From Afghanistan By Andrew Korybko, November 19, 2020
Impunity and Carefree Violence: Australia’s Special Forces in Afghanistan By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, October 26, 2020
In Afghanistan, American Troops Patrol the Same Routes Their Fathers Did By Alan MacLeod, October 17, 2020
After Bin Laden’s Niece, Trump Gets Endorsement from Taliban By Nauman Sadiq, October 11, 2020
Afghan Peace Talks Could be Trump’s Final Major Foreign Policy Victory Before November’s Elections By Paul Antonopoulos, September 14, 2020
Trump Regime Sanctions ICC Officials for Investigating US War Crimes By Stephen Lendman, September 03, 2020
‘A Perpetual Motion Machine Of Killing’: Alleged Cover-Up of Civilians Murdered by UK Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan By Media Lens, August 31, 2020
War Crimes in Afghanistan Covered up by UK Ministry of Defence By Jean Shaoul, August 10, 2020
Bipartisan Torpedo Against the Agreement for Afghanistan By Manlio Dinucci, July 10, 2020
Trump Is Trying to Hide US and Israeli War Crimes by Attacking the International Criminal Court By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, July 09, 2020
CIA Information Warfare Succeeds: Occupation of Afghanistan Forced to Continue, Trump’s Real Crimes in Afghanistan Ignored By Ben Barbour, July 05, 2020
“Russia is Paying the Taliban”: Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex By Alan MacLeod, July 02, 2020
The Fourth Estate Has Murdered America. The NYT “Made Up The Story”? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, July 02, 2020
Russia Did It Again – Chasing the Bounty Hunters By Peter Koenig, July 02, 2020
The Truth About Russian-Taliban Ties Is as Intriguing as the Fake News About Them By Andrew Korybko, July 01, 2020
New York Times Takes Anti-Russian Hysteria to New Level with Report on Russian ‘Bounty’ for US Troops in Afghanistan By Scott Ritter, June 30, 2020
Taliban, Moscow, White House All Reject NYT’s Reporting on Afghanistan Bounties By Dave DeCamp, June 29, 2020
The Fake News About Russia and the Taliban Aims to Achieve Three Strategic Objectives By Andrew Korybko, June 29, 2020
Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest By Julien Mercille, June 26, 2020
Video: The Social Impacts and Economic Dimensions of the Drug Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Mehrnews, June 24, 2020
ICC Probe of US War Crimes in Afghanistan. Trump Lashes Back. ICC is “Threat” to America. By Stephen Lendman, June 12, 2020
Afghanistan: Will U.S. Finally Withdraw? By Junaid S. Ahmad, May 19, 2020
Geopolitical Corridors: Did Iran Inadvertently Sacrifice “The India Chabahar Corridor” for the Sake of Afghan Border Security? By Andrew Korybko, May 11, 2020
Afghan Violence Unveils Critical Pinholes in US-Taliban Agreement By Azhar Azam, May 06, 2020
Pakistan’s Position on the US-Afghanistan Settlement: Impact on China’s Belt and Road By Dr. Ejaz Akram, March 20, 2020
The Taliban Scores a Coup By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 18, 2020
Listen to George Kennan and End the War in Afghanistan By Daniel Larison, March 16, 2020
Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East” By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, March 14, 2020
Team Trump Tried to Bully the ICC into Dropping War Crimes Probe but Failed By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, March 11, 2020
International Court Approves Probe of US War Crimes in Afghanistan By Bill Van Auken, March 09, 2020
Crimes in Afghanistan: Fatou Bensouda’s Investigative Mission By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 08, 2020