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

Originally posted on Andrew James:
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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A human drama set in Afghanistan

The American nation retreating Over the past few days, we here in the West have seen horrific images of unbelievably traumatic situations, which certainly cannot be ignored. The greatest American nation did as if they had to lose most of … Continue reading

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G7 and Building Back Better

A look at the 2021 G7 summit which took place under the UK presidency of the G7, the overarching theme of which is ‘Building Back Better’ from the pandemic. Continue reading

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Undermining security and democracy via the Internet

Online communication has made cross-border communication easier for terrorists and has amplified terrorist propaganda and the spread of extremism. EU countries are working together to stop terrorists from using the internet to radicalise, recruit, incite to violence and facilitate the carrying out terrorist attacks. Continue reading

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A strong and ambitious counter-terrorism policy is needed for the European Union

At its 561st plenary session, held on 9 and 10 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee welcomed and supported the strategic agenda to protect EU citizens from terrorism, as proposed in the EU Security Union Strategy, and agrees … Continue reading

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2016 in review Politics #2 Persons of the year

Merkel‘s popularity had suffered in 2016, following a rash of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne on New Year‘s Eve blamed mainly on Arab and North African men. Going from 2015 into 2016 in some German cities brought … Continue reading

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First sayings around the Brexit

UndercoverInfo which aims to show the news behind the news via a global network of correspondents. If Brexit wins, a reinvented Tory Party, ever shifting rightwards, will have captured UKIP supporters in its wake, as well as many Labour voters … Continue reading

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70 years later

Andy Walton writes  America would never be able to match a possible 2.3 million strong army as it swooped down into Israel. Even if all America’s tanks were placed in the way of Russia they would still be overwhelmed… Russia … Continue reading

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Wrong choices made to get rid of Assad

Already in 2013 I asked how long the West would allow the atrocities continue to go on in Syria. A humanitarian crisis was developing to become another long going conflict like in Iraq. Though many mistakenly thought the final chapter … Continue reading

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Turkey witnessing a surge in xenophobia

NATO member and European Union applicant, Turkey is witnessing a surge in xenophobia, according to new research by Washington-based Pew Research Center. Findings of the new survey coincide with an increasing amount of conflict along the country’s southern border and … Continue reading

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