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Ahmed Rashid explains why ISIS attacked Paris & where they learned to do so

Summary: Amidst the mad cries for reprisals to the Paris attacks, cries for a wider war and more bloodshed, a few voices speak rationally about the causes of the attacks, our foe’s reasoning, and likely ways to end (rather than expand) the war. 1,752 more words

Our Long War

BBC News - Viewpoint: Ghani is running out of options in Afghanistan

Lahore, 1 September 2015. Afghanistan is in dire crisis as the Taliban battle a weak government, and peace talks with the militants are put on hold, writes guest columnist Ahmed Rashid. 883 more words


Taliban by Ahmed Rashid- Review

It’s an insight into the beginning of Taliban, the jumbled clans, the power hungry politics, and endless wars in Afghanistan. The country used by other countries for fighting their battles, manipulated for regional dominance, and left on its own to make peace. 38 more words


Come the F*ck On: al Qaeda Is Not Our Ally!

Daily Beast, by Robin Simcox, July 24, 2015:

A new argument among jihad analysts has it that the makers of 9/11 are now a handy bulwark against ISIS. 840 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Understanding ISIS extremism; 5-Dec-2014

Before prescription comes diagnosis. Before formulating a strategy to combat this extremist group ISIS, it is important to know couple of things: what is ISIS; what it is fighting against; what are its major objectives; and who its main enemies are. 63 more words

Noteworthy Web Articles

What the US doesn’t understand about ISIS, & must learn soon

Summary: As we slide deeper into the Long War with Islam, blindly, urged on by ignorant voices, we do so against the advice of experts like Ahmed Rashid. 1,978 more words

Our Long War

Abdullah says all the right things, but Rashid's not so sure

Abdullah is saying al the right things about the deal with Ghani, giving some hope that the inauguration may actually go forward next week, which we certainly doubted at a few points.   253 more words