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Afghan Uprising Forces ride through the district of Nazyan in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangrahar Province. Photo: Andrew Quilty, 2019
1 Jul 2020 18:48

Ghosts of the Past: Lessons from Local Force Mobilization in Afghanistan and Prospects for the Future

Since 2001, the international military and the Afghan state have mobilized a range of local, hybrid, and sub-state forces to fill security gaps and confront insurgent threats in the country.

This picture taken on June 30, 2020 shows a view of Israel
1 Jul 2020 16:51

Israeli annexation plan goes wrong amid internal rifts, intl. backlash

​Today is the first of July and Israel's much-publicized scheme to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley has not gone exactly as planned amid widening differences within the Israeli ruling coalition and against the backdrop of massive international opposition to the land grab attempt.

Iranian, Qatari Diplomats Hold Talks on Afghanistan Developments
1 Jul 2020 16:50

Iranian, Qatari Diplomats Hold Talks on Afghanistan Developments

​Iran and Qatar’s special envoys for Afghanistan held a meeting in Doha, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran said.

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1 Jul 2020 15:48

Russia Foreign Ministry: NYT article on Russia in Afghanistan fake from US intelligence

The Russian Foreign Ministry pointed to US intelligence agencies’ involvement in Afghan drug trafficking.