The Bearer of Light 

By Reza // For nearly 20 years, the legendary Afghan resistant Massoud led his people, first against the Russians, and later against the Taliban, in order to liberate his country. Fifteen years after his assassination on September 9, 2001, this is my tribute to a man of rare intelligence and profound sensibility. Sorgente: The BearerContinua a leggere “The Bearer of Light “

Tajikistan Early Warning: Internal Pressures, External Threats – International Crisis Group

Plagued by violence, corruption and economic hardship, and exposed to a long, insecure border with , Tajikistan is under dangerous stress. President Rahmon’s autocratic undermining of the 1997 peace agreement is fostering Islamic radicalisation. As Tajikistan’s growing fragility impacts a brittle region, the country must become a conflict-prevention priority. Sorgente: Tajikistan Early Warning: Internal Pressures,Continua a leggere “Tajikistan Early Warning: Internal Pressures, External Threats – International Crisis Group”

THE PENTAGON’S MAP OF AFGHANISTAN: AN ELDORADO OF MINERAL WEALTH AND NATURAL RESOURCES

THE PENTAGON’S MAP OF AFGHANISTAN: AN ELDORADO OF MINERAL WEALTH AND NATURAL RESOURCES Curious information surfaced in the media last month – based on space reconnaissance, the US Department of Defense put together a map of Afghanistan showing in detail the country’s mineral riches which, as it transpired, may be quite impressive.