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  • Afghan Crisis Must End America’s Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty0

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    • September 2, 2021

    Photo: Millions of Afghans have been displaced by the war. Credit: MikrofonNews In-Depth News IDN   2 September 2021 Viewpoint by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies* NEW YORK (IDN) — Americans have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban’s return to power in their country—and then

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  • Massive Intellectual Dishonesty Prevails Debate on Exodus from Afghanistan0

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    • September 2, 2021

    Photo: Afghanistan civilians attempt on the airfield as a C-17 attempts to take off from the Kabul airport. Source: USNI News In Depth News  IDN   2 September 2021 Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN) — I like this. It’s from yesterday’s New York Times. Senator Christopher Murphy, a Democrat of Connecticut who supports President

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  • Armed with Captured US Weapons & Suicide Bombers, Taliban Battles to Retake Afghanistan0

    Photo: The Pul-e-Kheshti Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit: UNAMA/Freshta Dunia In Depth News   20 August 2021 By Thalif Deen NEW YORK (IDN) — As the US pulls out of Afghanistan after a 20-year occupation, the Afghans have once again ousted one of their ruling powers, first the Brits, then the Soviets, both in a bygone

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  • Will India Return to The Path Envisaged by The Freedom Movement?0

    Photo: Screenshot of “Tryst with Destiny” full speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in The Parliament, on the eve of India’s Independence, towards midnight on 14 August 1947. Uploaded by Xplorer India. In Depth News    20 August 2021 Musings on 75th Year of

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  • Taliban In Frame, Afghanistan in Flames, India in Firing Range0

    Photo source: LOKMARG, Voice of the People In Depth News   20 August 2021 By Mahendra Ved, LOKMARG MUMBAI (IDN) — Buzkashi, the national game of the people of Afghanistan, has horsemen competing to possess the headless body of a goat. In one of the world’s most enduring ironies, the country has itself become the goat, being

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  • The Chinese President’s Strategic Tibet Visit0

    Photo: President Xi visited Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region from from July 21-23 for the 70th anniversary of Tibet’s “peaceful liberation”. Credit: Xinhua www.indepthnews.net/ Viewpoint by Shastri Ramachandaran * NEW DELHI (IDN) — The significance and strategic implications of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Tibet from July 21-23 is unlikely to be lost on

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  • Would The US Surrender to the Taliban Bring Peace to The Region?0

    Photo: American Troops leaving Afghanistan. CC BY-SA 4.0 Would The US Surrender to the Taliban Bring Peace to The Region? Viewpoint by Kalinga Seneviratne SYDNEY (IDN) — It may not be as dramatic as the Vietcong tanks crashing through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon while the US airlifts its last troops by

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  • Majority of UN Members Refuse to Fund UNHRC’s Sri Lanka Probe0

    Photo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinesh Gunawardena at the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 23. 18 June 2021 But would the West Respect the Majority Will? Viewpoint by Sugeeswara Senadhira COLOMBO (IDN) — Majority of members of the UN, especially from the Global South, have refused to

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  • US Withdrawal from Afghanistan and National Security0

    Image credit: The writers 18 June 2021 Viewpoint by Manish Uprety F.R.A.S. and Jainendra Karn Manish Uprety is an ex-diplomat & ALCAP’s Special Advisor for Asia & Africa and Jainendra Karn is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not

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  • G7 Judged a ‘Colossal Failure’ for All the World to See0

    Photo: G7 leaders with their family members. @GretaTunberg 17 June 2021 Viewpoint by Jon Queally* PORTLAND | USA (IDN) — Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage and howls of disappointment Sunday after the G7 leaders who spent the weekend (June 11-13) at a summit in Cornwall, England issued a final

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  • An Indian Ocean Island That Comes with an Expiry Date0

    Top photo: Thalif Deen, the writer. By Thalif Deen* NEW YORK (IDN) — Just after a band of mercenaries tried to oust the government of the Maldives, I asked a Maldivian diplomat about the strength of his country’s standing army. “Standing army?”, the diplomat asked with mock surprise, “We don’t even have a sitting army.”

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  • From Battlefield to Fighting COVID — Sri Lankan Armed Forces Fight Invincible Terrorism0

    Photo: As directed by the Sri Lanka President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, together with authorities in the Health Ministry and the Ministry of Defence, the Army has thrown its full weight behind this national priority. Credit: Sri Lanka Army. Viewpoint By Sugeeswara Senadhira    21 May 2021 COLOMBO (IDN) — Today marks an important

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  • Viewing Post-American Afghanistan Through Looking Glass0

    Photo: Debris of Afghan civil war: A boy runs past a destroyed Soviet-made armoured tank on a Kabul street, Afghanistan. (File photo) In Depth News Viewpoint by M.K. Bhadrakumar       10 May 2021 The writer is a former Indian diplomat. This article was first published in the Indian Punchline. NEW DELHI (IDN) — Ex-CIA officer Bruce Riedel at Brookings

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  • ‘Human Rights’ and Ecological Crisis in Sri Lanka0

    IDN (In Depth News) Photo: Sri Lanka Sinharaja Forest Preserve. CC BY-SA 2.0 Viewpoint by Dr Asoka Bandarage The writer, a scholar and practitioner, has taught at Yale, Brandeis, Mount Holyoke (where she received tenure), Georgetown, American and other universities and colleges in the U.S. and abroad COLOMBO (IDN) — The recent UN Human Rights

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