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Afghanistan’s enduring desire for independence

The Soviet Union intervention in Afghanistan in 1979 and the US declaring “war on terror” in 2001 trampled on the Afghan desire for neutrality and independence and thereby not only acted against their own interests but contributed to regional instability, with a resultant surge in fundamentalism and radical Islamism. The costs resulting from the violation […]