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U.S.-Jihadist Relations (Part 1): Creating the Mujahedin in Afghanistan

Akbar Ganji | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Akbar Ganji

The intensifying war in Iraq has surprised the world. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist group, has taken over a large part of Iraq's territory and is still advancing toward other areas. Western and Middle Eastern governments are concerned about ISIS. How can we understand such developments?

Dan Froomkin

HOW WE CREATED A MONSTER: Haqqani Network Now Top Scourge In Afghanistan | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S.'s new public enemy No. 1 in Afghanistan is one of its own making. Ten years into the occupation of Afghanistan, American off...

Afghanistan Corrupted by U.S. and 30 Years of Foreign Meddling

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

General David Petraeus, in a rare public show of indecorum, last week suggested that corruption has been a part of Afghan culture since the country ca...

So What to Do with Those Mujahedin Terrorists?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

What is often forgotten in the discussions about the Mujahedin is that it is not only a terrorist organization, but also a cult that brainwashes its members.