Robert Young Pelton: Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

I am working on MOAS.EU 59 million people are considered displaced. Lot of people. Our new ship arrives in the Aegean on the 18th Europe may turn its back on refugees this winter. But our rescuers won’t

Robert Young Pelton: Foreign Policy Gets It Wrong on Afghanistan — PBI: Funded Disinformation?

There is a need to establish a truthful narrative, background and facts. Below is antithetical to all that. Fraud and Folly in Afghanistan The  runoff round of the Afghan presidential election on June 14 was massively rigged, and the ensuing election audit was “unsatisfactory,” a result of Afghan government-orchestrated fraud on a scale exceeding two …

Robert Young Pelton: Finding Bergdahl — A Tale of Deceit

Finding Bergdahl Inside the Search for the Last Prisoner of America’s Longest War VICE, 21 July 2014 PART 1 EXTRACTS: The next intercepts from the elated kidnappers, using their CDMA or RUIM phone while still inside the vehicle, provided the first real piece of evidence on how Bergdahl was grabbed: “We were attacking the post. He …

Robert Young Pelton: Analysis of the Afghan Run-Off — Ghani Won, Abdullah’s Claims Without Merit

In the controversy and protesting stirred up by Abdullah, what is missing is a calm review of today’s political landscape in Afghanistan. Javid Ahmad a Program Coordinator for Asia at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Ahmad Hemmat, a D.C.-based researcher and advisor to the chairman of International Energy Partnerships makes some …