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As a consequence, the bombs "were not aimed at changing the balance of power on the ground in Syria", as said by Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US ambassador to the UN. Members of the Trump administration, including US defence secretary Jim Mattis, suggested that the focus of the strike had to ... USA

For many living in the part of Eurasia where Persian and Turkic languages dominate, the festivities of Nawruz beginning March 21 mark not just the start of spring, but New Year itself. In Afghanistan, however, the occasion is not universally celebrated, and the holiday's pagan roots are a point of ...
KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, and US Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk. Composite photo: Rudaw via KRG/AP. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk separately expressed their ...
The men included Bush's Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, John Bolton, Zalmay Khalilzad, the White House liaison to the Iraqi opposition; William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standardmagazine, ...
The US Ambassador to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad, told media in June the Security Council was considering “further steps” in Zimbabwe, an oblique reference to possible intervention. The Security Council had just condemned the violence in a unanimous and unprecedented vote. And, in any case, there ...

Instead, by her actions and demeanor she embraced an approach to the UN favored by most Republicans, from Jeanne Kilpatrick to her immediate Republican predecessor Zalmay Khalilzad. To be sure, she has emphasized budget cuts and UN reforms, as do most Republicans. But Haley still embraced ...
The US ambassador to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, went around putting great pressure on one candidate after another to withdraw from the presidential race so as to ensure the victory for Washington's man, the incumbent, Hamid Karzai in the October election. There was nothing particularly subtle ...
For example, in Iraq's first election in 2005, then-Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad complained bitterly in his memoirs that the Iranian regime provided substantial resources to illiberal, sectarian Shiite groups. America's policymakers, however, were concerned with being perceived as “interfering” in internal ...
One of the early priorities of the post-Taliban provisional government led by Hamid Karzai and advised by American Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad was to reach out to the remaining Taliban factions and they got positive signals from them. A compromise would have averted a full-scale prolonged war.
To get an authentic aggressive U.S. view, I asked a few questions to the Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq. It is important to understand people like Khalilzad, one of the "Beiruti Boys" from Afghanistan, to get an insight into the U.S. war-diplomacy ...
Books like Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, by Steve Coll, and The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World, by Zalmay Khalilzad, hit the best-seller lists here. “There was this huge ...
Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and the United Nations, expressed support for President Donald Trump's tough line against Islamabad and said the administration is likely studying various methods to put pressure on Pakistan for what he called its lack of cooperation in the fight ...
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United Nations, described how Iran was outmaneuvering the US in Iraq. Speaking at a Hudson Institute conference on Monday, Khalilzad explained, “Iran very cleverly uses its counter-terrorism” ...
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Former US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, called on the US to become “very actively engaged” in negotiating the dispute between Erbil and Baghdad that has followed the independence referendum. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Khalilzad suggested ...
In 2005, Negroponte left Iraq to become the first Director of National Intelligence (a new, post-9/11 agency, intended to better coordinate US intelligence), and Zalmay Khalilzad replaced Negroponte as US Ambassador to Iraq. Khalilzad, in turn, told Kurdistan 24 of his great affection and regard for the late Kurdish leader and ...
"If our goal is stalemate, we've achieved it,” former NATO Ambassador Douglas Lute told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview on "This Week" Sunday that also included Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and the United Nations under President ...

The United States' former ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Wednesday night that the United States has made some mistakes in its policies towards Afghanistan in recent years. However, the diplomat said efforts are ongoing to reform these mistakes. In a debate ...
The United States' former ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Wednesday night that the United States has made some mistakes in its policies towards Afghanistan in recent years. Share this post. More socials. Related stories. TOLOnews 6pm News 18 April 2018. 18 APRIL ...
In 2006, US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad endorsed Maliki as prime minister by claiming, 'Maliki has deep concerns about expanding Iranian influence in Iraq.' Then, in 2010, US Ambassador Christopher Hill argued, 'in an Iraqi body politic that is attempting, albeit haltingly, to move toward a nationalist ...
President of Gryphon Partners and Khalilzad Associates, former US ambassador to the United Nations (2007-2009) Zalmay Khalilzad said that China has already the second big economic power, and this country's military power is increasing day by day. "But China fails in becoming the main dominant ...
On March 13, US President Donald J. Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a little more than a year on the job. Trump announced in a tweet that he is nominating Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo as Tillerson's replacement. The position requires Senate confirmation.
The Bush administration, following the advice of such blind guides as Zalmay Khalilzad, placed the manifestly corrupt Amid Karzai in power to rule over the post–Taliban turmoil. Unfortunately, the Trump administration continues to send troops into what Dostum reminds us has been, since Alexander the ...
Three and a half years later, with the help of U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, a Taliban delegation again began negotiating an agreement with the government in Kabul. But Khalilzad's bosses in Washington declined to provide security guarantees to Taliban who joined the peace process.
Pakistani capacity to process Mehsud suffering from Karachi to Khyber grew exponentially as Ashraf Ghani, that once-great hope for Afghanistan, reduced himself to Zalmay Khalilzad levels of trolling. The win? The indignity of the Watan card, a frontrunner for least favourite IT project in the country for many ...
To get an authentic aggressive U.S. view, I asked a few questions to the Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq. It is important to understand people like Khalilzad, one of the "Beiruti Boys" from Afghanistan, to get an insight into the U.S. war-diplomacy ...
The Israeli prime minister has endorsed an Indian request to accord license to Indian companies to re-market Israeli weapons to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar. During his last visit to India Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was also introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...
Books like Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, by Steve Coll, and The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World, by Zalmay Khalilzad, hit the best-seller lists here. “There was this huge ...
One high-profile endorsement has come from Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul in the early 2000s, who visited here recently and met with a variety of people, reportedly exploring a future political or diplomatic role. In an interview this week with the Voice of America, ...
Zalmay Khalilzad in an interview with Voice of America, said, 'The former President Hamid Karzai, being a national leader, was right in his stand against Pakistan—wanted the US to further pressurize Islamabad.' 'The core reason behind Karzai's dissidence with US was that Washington is not asserting ...
Neocon ideologue Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, also attended, and duly agreed that by trying to connect all of Eurasia via the Belt and Road, China would “change the international order.” The Raisina Dialogue fully illustrated the scope of Washington's terminological ...
Books like “Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the C.I.A., Afghanistan and Bin Laden From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001,” by Steve Coll, and “The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World,” by Zalmay Khalilzad, hit the best-seller lists here. “There was this ...
In a recent article, Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, declared that Pakistan's “duplicitous policy has been the single most important factor preventing success in Afghanistan.” This, to a large extent is true; such a belief is widely held among Afghans and the international ...
Volunteer rescue workers carry a man away from the scene of the blast at a police checkpoint. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images. Kabul has reacted with despair and fear to one of the worst attacks for months in the Afghan capital, which killed more than 100 people and wounded at least 235.
The Trump administration has a much sharper recognition of Pakistan as provider of safe havens of terror, says Zalmay Khalilzad, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and UN. In a hard hitting interview, Khalilzad says unlike other countries that have a military, the Pakistani military has a country and ...
The Trump administration has a much sharper recognition of Pakistan as provider of safe havens of terror, says Zalmay Khalilzad, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and UN. In a hard hitting interview, Khalilzad says unlike other countries that have a military, the Pakistani military has a country and ...
Based on my experiences as a civilian advisor in Afghanistan, I am inclined to agree that America did not always have the right people in place, with the best knowledge of the country and rapport, and those gifted with those characteristics — Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, for ...
Instead of negotiating the end of al-Qa'ida, point men such as the US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad were trying to heal wounds. ''Let them rot in hell was the message coming out of Vice-President Cheney's office,” Khalilzad is quoted as saying. A subsequent Iranian offer in 2003 to turn ...
James L. Jones, Jr., interim chairman at the Atlantic Council; Zalmay Khalilzad, president of Khalilzad Associates and former US ambassador to Iraq; and Amos Hochstein, senior vice president for marketing at Tellurian Inc. took part in a discussion on the topic “Iran: Setting Strategies Amidst Increasing ...
It is also assumed that the Trump Administration may approve more drastic measures to punish Islamabad as also witnessed in the former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad's suggestions urging Washington to end Pakistan's double games by sanctioning the Pakistan's Inter-Services ...
In an article written for the website nationalinterest.org, former Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad categorically states that "Since 9/11, Pakistan has consistently played a double game, providing just enough sporadic assistance in capturing members of Al Qaeda and logistical support for our (American) forces ...
WASHINGTON: Former US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad praising Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the former prime minister had in his January 3 presser called for abandoning self-deception by the military and an end to policies that are leading to Pakistan's international isolation. In his latest piece ...
In the words of Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Pakistan has played a double game with the United States, providing “just enough sporadic assistance in capturing members of Al-Qaeda and logistical support for our forces to give an impression of helpfulness, while at the same ...
Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and the United Nations, expressed support for President Donald Trump's tough line against Islamabad and said the administration is likely studying various methods to put pressure on Pakistan for what he called its lack of cooperation in the fight ...
WASHINGTON -- Afghanistan-born Zalmay Khalilzad had a central role in shaping the approach of U.S. President George W. Bush's administration toward Afghanistan after 9/11. In an interview with RFE/RL Gandhara website, Khalilzad says President Donald Trump's current strategy in Afghanistan ...
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United Nations, described how Iran was outmaneuvering the US in Iraq. Speaking at a Hudson Institute conference on Monday, Khalilzad explained, “Iran very cleverly uses its counter-terrorism” ...
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Former US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, called on the US to become “very actively engaged” in negotiating the dispute between Erbil and Baghdad that has followed the independence referendum. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Khalilzad suggested ...
In 2005, Negroponte left Iraq to become the first Director of National Intelligence (a new, post-9/11 agency, intended to better coordinate US intelligence), and Zalmay Khalilzad replaced Negroponte as US Ambassador to Iraq. Khalilzad, in turn, told Kurdistan 24 of his great affection and regard for the late Kurdish leader and ...
"If our goal is stalemate, we've achieved it,” former NATO Ambassador Douglas Lute told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview on "This Week" Sunday that also included Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and the United Nations under President ...
President Trump deserves high marks for his new Afghanistan strategy. It is bold, reasoned and offers the prospect of success against the violent Islamist groups of the region. But it will also face opposition in the region. The president will have to show an unflagging commitment to the cause and be ...


 

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