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‘Moderate’ Taliban talk peace despite dangers


AFP/The Nation, 25 February 2014 The news agency reports on what it calls "a moderate faction of the Taliban" led by former minister Agha Jan Motassem that "is pushing hard for a new peace dialogue" and the killing of one of its leading members, Abdul Raqeeb, another former Taleban minister, in Peshawar last week. The article […]

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U.S. Awards Afghan Contract to Dubai Firm


Wall Street Journal, 24 June 2012 The Pentagon signed a contract with Dubai-based company Anham FZCO for food-supplies to their military bases. The contract value is estimated at $8.1 billion but could reach up to $24 billion over 5.5 years. A separate interim contract was awarded to current, controversial supplier Supreme at an estimated worth […]

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Afghan cash buyers target Palm Jumeirah


Arabian Business, 14 February 2012 ‘An estimated $8bn is believed to have been stashed away in Dubai by Afghan investors in recent years, according to experts. “They come and spend cash and they know what they want. They are mainly looking for the Palm. Just right now, we have two or three big negotiations that […]

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Reading papers on an airplane (amended)

Thomas Ruttig

A little press review by an analyst trying to catch up with the news after a few days off: the Obama review, terrorist threats in Europe, Dubai’s well-informed taxi-drivers, the inventors of waterboarding, a not so crazy Afghan project and Germany’s still grotesque discussion about whether that’s a war going on in Afghanistan. Thanks goodness, […]

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