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Afghanistan at the crossroads (II) – the interim government office
Afghanistan, Asia

Afghanistan at the crossroads (II) – the interim government office

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban Porta Vorz during a press conference in Kabul (6/September;2021). EPA-EFE/FILE/STRINGER The Taliban reported yesterday, 07/09, the names of the members of the interim government cabinet he installed in Kabul in 15/08. Unlike what I had previously announced, whatever, establish an inclusive criterion that encompassed the various aspects that make up the country's complex ethnic and political fabric - which had generated a certain optimistic expectation on the part of the international community – all the names announced are of established leaders, and no women were included. In fact, these names refer to the historical lineage of the radical movement that predominated in Afghanistan between 1996 e 2001. And many of them awaken bad memories.... Lidera o ga ...
Cemetery of Empires
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, China, U.S

Cemetery of Empires

US Air Force plane take off at Kabul Airport The scene looked familiar to Americans.. A helicopter of its Armed Forces flew over the US Embassy in a distant country, picked up passengers for a hasty evacuation, while the enemy approached from all sides. the troops, after long war, are returning home unable to celebrate the victory. The similarities between the Saigon retreat, at the end of the Vietnam War, and the withdrawal from Kabul last Sunday, 15 of August, marking the end of the Afghan War, are obvious and inescapable. Everything happened at an amazing speed. On an offensive of about ten days, the Taliban conquered all the provincial capitals and reached the capital of Afghanistan, obscene. President Ashraf Ghani fled p...
Afghanistan at a crossroads: scenarios
Afghanistan, Asia

Afghanistan at a crossroads: scenarios

Yeah...the Taliban owns the power in Afghanistan, and there's not much the world can do until the situation in the country is clearer.. The circle whose trace began in December is closed. 1991 when the troops of "Enduring Freedom" and the "International Security Force" (ISAF), da him, American-led, entered Kabul and expelled the group to inhospitable rural areas in the Afghan provinces, who entered, So, in hiding, but it was never wiped out. After twenty years, it is back to "ground zero": they went... and came back.... In the meantime, Afghan society has changed., who started to live with a certain security and freedom, especially when it comes to women, and with a sense of "normality", run by a fragile government, by the western troops and ...
The chronicle of the announced death: the fall of Kabul
Afghanistan, Asia

The chronicle of the announced death: the fall of Kabul

Taliban Takes Control Over Afghanistan's Presidential Palace. © AP The Afghan press has just reported the fall of Kabul this morning. The Taliban finally occupied the capital, completing a strategic cycle delineated by the advance of its militias through provincial capitals while the leadership discussed in Doha, in Qatar, the formation of a government shared with the constituted authorities of Afghanistan. It has always been known that, actually, these discussions, which included representatives of the US government and other countries, were destined, at the bottom, to “buy time” for the Taliban rebels to gain ground across the country. Definitely, it was a stage game to "deceive" the western negotiators, that publicly committed to ...
Cyber ​​wars: who is the culprit?
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Europe, Russia

Cyber ​​wars: who is the culprit?

Joe Biden, president two united states, declared in 27/7/2021, during a visit to the director of National Intelligence that “if we end up in a war, a real shooting war with another power, it will be as a consequence of a cyber breach". This claim was made after the United States was cyber-attacked, which had as one of its consequences the stoppage of the Colonial pipeline, which resulted in the interruption of fuel supply in part of the country. On this occasion the threat was opened, but at other times the Biden government directly accused two countries as responsible for this type of movement.: China and Russia. Even though today the US is the country attacked, the truth is that cyber actions are older and have served different ...
The Chinese and the Taliban…
Afghanistan, Asia, China

The Chinese and the Taliban…

Photo: chinamission.be On the last day 28/07/2021, a delegation of key members of the Taliban group, from afghanistan, headed by its co-founder and political committee leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, met in Tianjin, and China, with none other than Chancellor Wang Yi to address issues of great sensitivity to the Chinese in the political sphere, economic and security. It was the first time a “senior” member of the organization had visited China since Sunni radicals captured several key districts in Badakhshan and Kandahar provinces and, according to the news, took control of about half of the country, to the border with the Chinese region of Xinjiang, although for now they control neither the capital nor the government.. Wang said the withdrawal of troops ...
Chronicle of the announced death (II)… or the imminence of the Afghan tragedy
Afghanistan, Asia

Chronicle of the announced death (II)… or the imminence of the Afghan tragedy

In the edition of 13/7/2021 Estadão replicates an article from “The Economist” whose title - “US mission in Afghanistan was a fiasco” - is tragically self-explanatory. Using historical memory, this script looks like “déjà vu”: the same happened in vietnam, in iraq, in Libya, in Syria; and as with these countries, the cycle of the American/Western presence in Afghanistan ends the same way it always does: a fiasco, as "The Economist" qualifies. The Taliban is already preparing to occupy the space left by Western troops and, according to the vast majority of analysts, very soon it will again assume absolute power in Kabul and will again impose ultra-conservative Islamic governance, based on the strict Muslim legal code – Sharia -, like what happens...
A chronicle about an old man: the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party
Asia, China

A chronicle about an old man: the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party

Today, 01 July, the Communist Party of China celebrates its centenary. On this date, on July 1, 1921 the CCP was created by the revolutionary leader and founder of the People's Republic, Mao Zedong. In fact the day of celebration should be 23/07, effective date of the meeting of 13 people in a French concession house in Shanghai, Where, inspired by the Soviet Bolshevik revolution and with the help of the Far East Office of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Far East Secretariat of the Communist International, Chinese revolutionaries found shelter to underground the project of a regime that would radically change the history of China. currently, with about 91,914 millions of members, according to the sense of 2020, relatively modest number to take and....
Chronicle of the announced death… or the afghan tragedy
Afghanistan, Americas, Asia, U.S

Chronicle of the announced death… or the afghan tragedy

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani in 2019 (REUTERS NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE - RC142B0FF7F0) Yesterday, 25/06, the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by its Prime Minister and President of the High Council for National Reconciliation – and political antagonist – Abdullah Abdullah, met at the White House, with President Joe Biden to establish a roadmap for the country after the departure of American troops, fixed for the day 11 of September, fateful date of the tragedy of the "World Trade Center", by the way. Faced with the political and social upheaval that is predicted with the departure of the American contingent, White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, reaffirmed the US commitment to the country's governability. In press release, she stated that “the United States is committed to a....
European Union and China relationship
Asia, China, Europe, International Organizations, European Union

European Union and China relationship

The European Union is one of the main economic partners of the People's Republic of China, and vice versa. Taking into account your goal of evolving towards a sustainable economy, China needs to move up the value chain and encourage its domestic market, logo, you need all the support you can get. The European bloc is a key partner for China, both in the context of imports and exports, how much in terms of investment, since it is a destination and source of foreign direct investment, as China seeks a stable and legally secure environment. Besides that, discuss and cooperate on foreign policy, safety, prosperity, sustainable development and exchange of people. In the first place, the EU and China organize, annually, a dialog...