U.S. officials misled the public about the war in Afghanistan, confidential documents reveal – Washington Post

For nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan, U.S. leaders have sounded a constant refrain: We are making progress. They were not, documents show, and they knew it. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-confidential-documents/

The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

The Great Game refers to the hundred year geostrategic contest between Britain and Russia for control of Eurasia in the 19th century.  The arena for the Great Game was all the lands, kingdoms and nations between the two Empires. At the beginning of the Great Game the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia were [...]

2020 candidates line up behind Armenian genocide bill as US-Turkey relations plummet

Strained relations between the NATO allies has given advocates hope the United States will finally call the Ottoman Empire’s mass slaughter of Christians in World War I a genocide. — Read on http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/04/2020-candidates-line-up-armenian-genocide-bill-turkey-ties.html

The Afghan Peace Process Has Started. But Tough Choices Are Still to Come. – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Afghan Peace Process Has Started. But Tough Choices Are Still to Come. - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — Read on carnegieendowment.org/2019/01/31/afghan-peace-process-has-started.-but-tough-choices-are-still-to-come-pub-78266