Tag: Afghanistan

While the Taliban now controls virtually all of Afghanistan, including the country's capital, Kabul, one region, the Panjshir Valley, remains outside of the group's tightening grip. Now, a resistance movement is forming there, led by, among others, Amrullah Saleh, who had been First Vice President of Afghanistan until the collapse of the internationally-recognized government this past weekend, and now claims to be the legitimate leader of the country.
According to current and former military officials the Taliban have seized U.S. military biometrics devices that could aid in the identification of Afghans who assisted coalition forces.
After the humiliating exit of American troops, the US Treasury has freezed $9.4 billion of Afghanistan's Central Bank reserves.
With NATO forces out of Afghanistan, the Russians will largely provide security in the region and China will be exploring the possibility of restructuring Afghanistan’s supply and trade chains after twenty years of war. Although several potential routes exist along the Wakhan Corridor and via Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, here is why China is planning to link CPEC to Afghanistan.
In what seem like a big goof-up, the White House accidentally exposed the cover of CIA operatives at Doha station.
The Western-backed former Afghan leader, Ashraf Ghani, departed his country with so much money that it couldn’t all fit on his helicopter, and he was forced to leave some cash at the airport, the Russian Embassy in Kabul has said.
An Australian spy who wanted to release classified data on war crimes in Afghanistan was recently found mysteriously assassinated in a car park at army headquarters holding an encrypted hard drive.
The Joe Biden administration has scrapped its predecessor's Afghan peace deal to pull all NATO forces out of Afghanistan.
According to the former US security chiefs, American citizens are now a bigger terror threat than even the ISIS and Al Qaeda. The statements have been made in reference to the build-up of a heavy military presence in Washington...
The Research and Analysis Wing, India’s shadowy external intelligence agency, is one of the country’s least understood institutions—at least in part by design. Perhaps fittingly for a spy agency, there is very little information about R&AW in the public...