Afghanistan

Afghanistan: 16 years, thousands dead and no clear end in sight

  0 comments   |     by Ben Westcott on 30, November 2017

Afghanistan: 16 years, thousands dead and no clear end in sight By Ben Westcott, CNN      

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Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 13, November 2017

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming the country’s new status to Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Friday on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings in Washington. The Afgh

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Can India match Pakistan’s strategic depth in Afghanistan? by Irtiza Nasim Ali

  0 comments   |     by Irtiza Nasim Ali on 09, November 2017

It was in summer of 1987 that I first visited Afghan capital Kabul. Journalists from 26 countries assembled in Moscow and then were flown to Kabul to attend a conference on a reconciliation program and see on ground its outreach. In the name of reconciliation the Soviets were doling out packages of ‘gifts’ to the tribal chiefs to allure them into supporting the Soviet-backed Najib g

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Rex Tillerson says US is ready to work with Taliban…while fighting them

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie on 24, October 2017

Rex Tillerson says US is ready to work with Taliban…while fighting them US policies on Afghanistan are either devious or based purely on ignorance. by Adam Garrie October 24, 2017

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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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