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US, China Top Envoys Discuss Meeting in Alaska: SCMP

US, China Top Envoys Discuss Meeting in Alaska: SCMP

ALASKA – The United States and China are in talks for the best diplomats to meet in Alaska, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, as the world’s two largest economies seek to stabilize their strained relations. The proposed meeting in Anchorage would include US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, …

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The Failure of “America First” Policy

Failure of US First policy

A year ago, the United States signed a deal with the Taliban, and paved the way for intra-Afghan talks, which could not proceed as expected because it was not comprehensive enough. This deal was signed because of the urgency showed by Donald Trump and his “America First” policy, and the …

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Report: Biden’s Team Kept in Dark Over Afghanistan Withdrawal

Report, Biden's team kept in dark about Afghanistan withdrawal

KABUL – The Pentagon blocked members of President Joe Biden’s incoming administration from gaining access to critical information about current operations, including the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, Politico reported on Wednesday. Politico says the story is based on conversations with 10 Pentagon and Biden officials involved in the transition, most …

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US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Continuation of war for years and now stalemate in the peace process in Afghanistan have left American officials with two bad options: to support a corrupt and hopeless Afghan government indefinitely, or to admit defeat and go home, leaving the country to its fate. After 19 years of US war …

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Biden Introduces Security and Foreign Policy Team

Declaring "America is back", US President-elect Joe Biden presented his choices for Secretary of State, National Security Advisor

WASHINGTON – Declaring “America is back”, the US President-elect Joe Biden presented his choices for Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, Homeland Security Secretary, Chief Intelligence Officer, Ambassador of the UN and the envoy for climate change. US President-elect Joe Biden presented a list of veteran diplomats and policymakers who …

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The Impact of US Election Result on Afghanistan

Impacts of US election result on Afghanistan

Few countries have been as affected by the recent US foreign policy initiatives as Afghanistan. The country was once backed by Washington during the Cold War, then left to the brink of civil war; then, it was liberated from the rule of strict and authoritarian Talibanism, and during the Obama …

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Trump Wants Quick Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan

US Troops withdrawal and prospects of peace

KABUL – US news agencies report that the new changes in the Pentagon by President Donald Trump are rising fears that the US will accelerate the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. During his presidential campaign, Trump vowed to withdraw the troops from Afghanistan by Christmas. CNN reported on Thursday that …

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