Jonathan Steele: Holdningen til Afghanistan fra vesten er ikke anderledes end Ruslands holdning i 80'erne

Jonathan Steele: Holdningen til Afghanistan fra vesten er ikke anderledes end Ruslands holdning i 80’erne

NATO missionen i Afghanistan ligner mere og mere Soviets fejlslagene forsøg for at kontrollere Afghanistan i 80’erne. Jonathan Steele giver indsigt i The Gaurdian (Eksternt link) Læs hele artiklen her… læs mere!
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The ”Safe Haven” Myth

The ”Safe Haven” Myth

Is Afghanistan really a ”war of necessity ”? Af Stephen M. Walt, Professor of International Relations, Harvard  University Foreign Policy, Aug. 18, 2009 At an appearance before the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday, President Obama defended U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, calling it a “war of necessity.” He claimed that “our new strategy has a clear mission and defined goals — to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda and its extremist allies,” and he declared that “If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans.… læs mere!
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“The Safe Haven Myth”–Harvard Prof. Stephen Walt Takes on Obama’s Justification for Escalating the Afghanistan War

“The Safe Haven Myth”–Harvard Prof. Stephen Walt Takes on Obama’s Justification for Escalating the Afghanistan War

US military commanders have reportedly told the US special envoy to the region, Richard Holbrooke, that they need more troops to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. Last week, President Obama defended the expansion of the war, calling it a “war of necessity.” We speak with Harvard professor Stephen Walt, who argues that the President’s “safe haven” argument for expanding the US military presence in Afghanistan should be viewed with skepticism.… læs mere!
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Fire overordnede forslag til amerikansk kursændring

Fire overordnede forslag til amerikansk kursændring

Karin von Hippel og Rick Barton giver 4 bud på hvilke udfordringer der ligger lige for, i den stigende kritiske situation i Afghanistan og Pakistan i sydasien. Det er en nødvendighed, at der bliver skabt samarbejde i NATO og mellem NATO og FN.… læs mere!
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