Didier Chaudet (Non Resident Scholar)

Focusing On the Last Attack in Kabul – An Endless Civil War Part II

The Afghan intelligence services, Amaniyat, spoke just hours after the last bombing in Kabul on Wednesday, May 31st, to give their own version of the facts. They did not hide from the media that they were aware that a major attack was going to take place in the capital. A source went so far as […]

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Focusing on the Last Attack in Kabul: Daesh or the Taliban, Who is Responsible? Part I

The plight of the Afghan people is at stake: on Wednesday 31 May, at 8.20 am, a devastating attack plunged Kabul into pain. A tanker filled with explosives killed at least 90 people and wounded 461 at Wazir Akbar Khan, a neighborhood in the Afghan capital, where foreign embassies are located. Another victim is the […]

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After the Last Attack in Kabul, How France Can Help Afghanistan

Afghanistan was again mourned by a terrible terrorist attack in Kabul on Wednesday, 31 May 2017. At least 90 people were killed and 461 wounded. More broadly, in Kabul alone since the beginning of 2017, there have been 11 attacks, causing 282 victims. And even without counting the latest terrorist attacks in Kabul, the Daesh […]

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Geopolitics on the Silk route.

Pakistan: Some Important words to understand. This is a brief note to explain a complicated country with a population of 192.8 millions. But it is necessary to understand; its geography, between Eurasia, Middle east, India, in fact it’s a “Pivot State”, a key country for the stability of Asia and its new “Silk Route” as […]

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The “Afghanistan-Pakistan” dossier, under “President Trump”

It appears that Americans are inevitably faced with a Trump / Clinton duel. One of the two could define international diplomacy in the coming years. President Obama leaves them a mixed legacy on foreign policy in general, and on the “AfPak” dossier in particular. Obama’s results particularly in the “AfPak” region are mediocre, to Say […]

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President Hillary Clinton’s Af-Pak policy

We saw last week, that a Trump presidency would, at first sight, be rather bad news for the Afghan conflict and for US-Pakistan relations. But would Clinton, as president, do better? While the former First Lady and Secretary of State has a long experience of regional affairs, that does not mean she is an expert […]

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Afghan Migrant Situation and European Reaction

We often forget that a significant proportion of refugees who now knock on the door of Europe are Afghans. Between January and December 2015, they were 200,000 to seek asylum in one of the EU countries. 6 times more than in 2014. The Afghans are the second largest group to migrate and make an application […]

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Oman and Pakistan, the two key countries that can achieve Saudi-Iran “detente”?

2016 began with a dangerous rekindling of the Cold War that has existed for some time between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Given that this tension between the two states is in part fuelling the intensity of the wars in Yemen and Syria, one realises how essential it is to change this dangerous antagonism into a […]

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