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How the Taliban Began – Afghanistan 1994-97 – John Simpson’s Journal (and how different are they now, really?)

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The Road to Kabul: Recent developments in Afghanistan, particularly over the past fortnight, together with this week’s (18th August) emergency debate in the House of Commons, have prompted me to write further on the question…

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Silence, devotion, Salafists, quietists, weaponry, bombings, books, writers and terrorists

Trouble-spots across the globe Bob Van Laerhoven seems to have survived life among the Doomed. The full-time Belgian/Flemish author debuted in 1977 as a short story writer, and in 1985 as a literary novelist. More than 30 novels followed, some … Continue reading

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Summary for the year 2015 #1 Threat and fear

If one has to stick a label to the year 2015 can best hot labelled ‘Terror‘, or if you wish to give it a longer title “The Year of the ‘Fear of Islamic conquest.’” In the year that Mons, capital … Continue reading

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