Posted on 10/02/2017 by matisak
US commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholson was talking about stalemate in Afghanistan, about the need for few thousands more troops. There are still more than 13 000 NATO soldiers, including 8 400 US troops, deployed to Afghanistan. Mainly in the framework of training mission Resolute Support.
General John Nicholson (Commander Resolute Support) with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int
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Posted on 03/10/2015 by matisak
As the UN called Afghan hospital attack in Kunduz that killed 19 people possibly criminal, would you say this tragic incident may also have some repercussion for the future presence of international forces in Afghanistan? Read few comments.ň
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Posted on 29/07/2015 by matisak
Afghan government is examining claims that Taliban’s leader Mullah Omar is dead. No matter if true or not, what was his role recently in Taliban? Even if he is dead, will it have any influence on anything in Taliban and Afghanistan? Read few comments.
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Posted on 22/07/2015 by matisak
Jorrit Kamminga, Policy Advisor of Oxfam Novib and Senior Visiting Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael.
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Posted on 24/03/2015 by matisak
After the lynching of innocent woman by mob in Kabul there is a hashtag #JusticeforFarkhunda, there are protests and the Afghan government said it will have to work on measures, and this incident will bring a lot of changes. So from your point of view what changes are necessary to prevent similar violence in the future and how optimistic or pessimistic are you about implementing any changes that could make a difference? Read few comments.
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Posted on 28/12/2014 by matisak
The U.S.-NATO led coalition in Afghanistan formally ended its combat mission. The West have spent 13 years in Afghanistan and the military operation continues, in different format though. We are hardly witnessing celebratory fanfares from politicians about the achieved victory. But would you say we have learned any lesson? Is it something the West should base its next presence in Afghanistan and what should we reject and maybe completely forget about?
Slovak soldiers in Afghanistan. Credit: Andrej Matisak
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Posted on 08/07/2014 by matisak
According to preliminary results Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani won the election with 56.44 percent of the vote. But his rival Abdullah Abdullah rejected the results.
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