Afghanistan: Its Past, Present, and Possible Future.


Afghanistan: Its Past, Present, and Possible Future.

Table of Contents

History is a Great Teacher 1

Now, In Afghanistan. 3

The Chaotic Evacuation. 4

The 20-Year War On Terror in Afghanistan is Over –  Al-Qaeda Survives. 6

The Cost of War 8

The Positive Change. 10

If You Break It, You Fix It 11

Diplomatic Manoeuvres. 13

Forced Migration. 15

Oil and Natural Gas – The Real Interest 16

Where is The Arab League?. 18

Hope for the Future. 20

History is a Great Teacher – Issue 1 0f 9

After 20 years of war with the US and the NATO Forces, Afghanistan has again defeated more great world powers.  Due to its strategic location and other natural resources, Afghanistan has been a target for occupation by foreign powers.  From 1839 to 1919, Great Britain, an imperialistic empire, invaded many countries for power, control, and wealth. While Britain occupied the country of India, it also wanted Afghanistan.  With its British and Indian troops, it invaded Afghanistan three times, 1839-1842, 1878-1880, and 1919.  The British invasions were called the Anglo-Afghan Wars and also the Afghan Wars.  These three horrific conflicts damaged much in Afghanistan, but the highly diverse population of the war-torn country unified despite their differences and defeated Great Britain.  Also, after a one-month-long war in 1919, the Afghans gained the right to conduct their own foreign affairs.

History is a great teacher.  In 1875, Russian influence was growing in Afghanistan and Britain thought it could counteract it with force and was defeated by the Afghans.  From 1919 to 1978, the Soviet Union and Afghanistan had a special relationship.  Afghanistan became one of the first states to recognize the Soviet government.  Russian officials did not learn from this history and Russia, then the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in late December of 1979.  Its reason for the invasion was to support the Afghan communist government in its conflict with the anti-government Muslim guerrillas during the Afghan War (1978-92).  The Russian troops remained in Afghanistan until mid-February of 1989.  Russia failed to execute a sympathetic regime in Afghanistan.  Russia was defeated by the Afghans and signed an accord with the United States of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.  Russia, the powerful Soviet Union in decline, agreed to withdraw its troops, on February 15, 1989.

The Development Team

Principal Investigator: Theresa Delsoin (USA)

Content Writer: Theresa Delsoin

Sub-editor: Lunga Dweba (RSA)

Project Coordinator: Nobuhle Thobela (ZW)

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  1. syga robinson - September 17, 2021 Reply

    Beautifully spoken

  2. Wendell Holder - September 20, 2021 Reply

    First America didn’t lose the war against the Afghanistan army they were defeated within months, now if you want to count the gorilla tactics as war then you might believe the war was lost. If a occupying army seized the capital changed the government and set up post they out the country that doesn’t sound like a loss to me. The Afghan army waited in the mountains and hid in caves after the were defeated. I only see two possible ways to defeat that deploy 100k soldiers to the mountains and force them out but hundreds of casualties. Or play the waiting game which would take a minimum of 50yrs and trillions of dollars and sinking public support.

    • admin - September 20, 2021 Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

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