Afghanistan

China wears the mediator’s gown in the Af-Pak by Salman Rafi

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi on 12, October 2017

China wears the mediator’s gown in the Af-Pak   Despite a high-level meeting between Pakistan’s General Bajwa, and Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani, relations between the two countries remain largely troubled and uneasy. Nothing else can testify this tension better than the fact it is China once again that intervened to ease down tension and engage both coun

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Afghanistan remains an unwinnable quagmire draining resources of the United States

  0 comments   |     by Admin on 15, September 2017

Despite the official claims of making progress as given in Obama‘s strategic review, it is apparent that no meaningful or positive strategic results have been achieved by the United States. Afghanistan remains an unwinnable quagmire draining resources of the United States and its allies. Many analysts now emphasise that staying course, committing larger force, applying more pressure and e

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Donald Trump's lack of understanding of the tension between India and Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Abhishek Parajuli on 31, August 2017

Donald Trump's lack of understanding of the tension between India and Pakistan risks destabilising the region Trump's speech, which asked India to ‘help more’ with Afghanistan, amounted to calling for calm while also setting the house on fire Abhishek Para

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TRUMP'S AFGHAN POLICY

  0 comments   |     by Senator Mushahid Hussain on 23, August 2017

Trump’s Afghanistan policy President Donald Trump’s much touted Afghan strategy — which is a U-turn on his original views — is essentially a facelift of a tried, tested and failed formula. It is a surge, of sorts, backed by a rap on the knuckles for Pakistan (which remains an abiding and favorite scapegoat for US failures in Afghanistan). It is a sop to

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What’s Behind the Taliban’s Major Gains in Northern Afghanistan?

  0 comments   |     by Barin Sultani - Michael Kugelman on 08, August 2017

Over the past few weeks, the northern Afghan province of Kunduz — until recent years a region relatively unaffected by the Taliban insurgency — has been the site of heavy clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces. The Taliban recently seized control of Qala-e-Zal, a western district of Kunduz, and are also making advances on the province’s eastern

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PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal on 01, August 2017

PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN by IKRAM SEHGAL Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise in the number of US troops

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'Safe havens' inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan tells UNSC

  0 comments   |     by APPP on 23, June 2017

'Safe havens' inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan tells UNSC APP Terrorist “safe havens” are inside, not outside, Afghanistan, Pakistan told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday. "Th

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13 Suspected Indian IS Fighters killed as MOAB Hit Afghanistan: Reports

  0 comments   |     by Rajesh Ahuja and Rezaul H Laskar on 15, June 2017

Thirteen suspected Islamic State fighters from India were among the 96 militants killed when the US military dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on IS positions in eastern Afghanistan, according to an Afghan media report on Tuesday. Kabul-based Pajhwok Afghan News agency quoted an unnamed security official as saying that “13 Indian Daesh militants were also among those kill

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How active are Indian jihadists in Afghanistan? Mother of All Bombs

  0 comments   |     by Asia on 14, June 2017

Afghan officials claim the US' "mother of all bombs" killed 13 Indian militants in Nangarhar. In a DW (Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster)   interview, expert Michael Kugelman says Indian nationals are joining both "Islamic State" and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. There are other analysts who are saying something more dangerous and sinister tha

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America’s Longest War Drags On In Afghanistan - US National Security

  13 comments   |     by James Cogan on 09, June 2017

The US national security advisor, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, was in Afghanistan over the weekend, speaking with President Ashraf Ghani and General John Nicholson, the US military commander in the country. The aim of the talks, the Military Times reported prior to McMaster’s arrival in Kabul, was to “assess whether more military personnel are needed to break the stale

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