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The Taliban Threat to Northern Afghanistan

The Taliban Threat to Northern Afghanistan

By Bruce Pannier | ( RFE/RL) The security problems in northwest Afghanistan continue despite several trips to the region by Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, a former general who comes from…
Left For Dead: Myanmar’s Muslim Minority

Left For Dead: Myanmar’s Muslim Minority

VICE News | (Video report) | - - "In recent years, democratic reforms have swept through Myanmar, a country that for decades was ruled by a military junta. As the reforms took…
Afghanistan: America’s Military Money Pit

Afghanistan: America’s Military Money Pit

By Tom Engelhardt | (Informed Comment) | - - Let’s begin with the $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, Iraqi oil money held in the U.S.  The Bush administration began flying it…