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Questions tagged [afghanistan]

Questions relating to the government or the politics of afghanistan

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Should India engage with the Taliban? [closed]

In an interesting article in a leading newspaper of India the authors express their views on how the US’s plan to pull out of Afghanistan is an appropriate time to re-examine the idea of enabling its ...
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Criticism of Trump's drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, what would be the alternatives?

We've recently seen high level departures from defence officials in the Trump administration. And criticism and concern by allied governments. Those frustrations are motivated largely by the US ...
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Why can't the U.S. stop drug production in Afghanistan?

Since the U.S. invasion in 2001 opium fields have grown rapidly. Why has the U.S. not done anything about it? In previous times the U.S. rather successfully suppressed traffic in Latin America. But in ...
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Has NATO already terminated Art. 5 invoked for 9/11?

After 9/11, NATO invoked Art. 5 because they considered it an "armed attack" against the USA. The same article states that Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the ...
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Were balloons banned by the Taliban?

I came across the following annotation to Simon Norfolk's "Former Teahouse in a Park, Kabul": Banned by the Taliban, balloons have emerged as one of the symbols of freedom from authoritarian rule ...
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Why is there a need to set up air route between India and Afghanistan?

Recently India and Afghanistan set up an air freight corridor to by pass Pakistan's presence over their mutual trade. Why they need to do so, if they are sharing borders. What is the exact role of ...
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Why does Taliban still control huge areas in Afghanistan?

This wikipedia article shows that Taliban still control a significant portion of Afghanistan. How are they doing and and what has the government/US done about it?