AFGHANISTAN

Modi’s surgical strike on Muslims puts India at war with itself

  0 comments   |     by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

Pincer attack with citizenship law and population verification sets the stage for prolonged unrest In the midst of an acute slowdown, a strange time to dabble in explosive social issues

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Can the PM help? THERE has been a sudden and orchestrated..

  0 comments   |     by Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

THERE has been a sudden and orchestrated de-escalation of the Middle East crisis. Allegedly, ‘better sense’ has prevailed in Tehran and discretion is now the better part of valour!  If so, this would be a massive win for Trump and the US, and a severe setback for the Islamic Republic of Iran, rendering it more vulnerable to domestic anti-government pr

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The new war

  0 comments   |     by Farrukh Saleem

The hybrid threat to Pakistan is three dimensional: economic, societal and political. Pakistan’s enemies are throwing dollars to exploit our internal fissures. Our enemies are throwing dollars to pitch powers within Pakistan against each other. Yes, critical institutions are under attack in order to weaken the state. There’s no blood on our streets becau

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Daesh Is Curiously Pursuing the Same Strategic Goal as IND in AFG

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

The world’s most notorious terrorist group claimed credit for a suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed the Taliban leader’s younger brother and threatened to derail the organization’s peace talks with the US, which curiously aligns with the same strategic goal being pursued by India in Afghanistan.

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India’s Afghan dream will eventually crumble

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal

A day before the planned secret negotiations between President Donald Trump, President Ashraf Ghani and representatives of the Taliban at Camp David on Sunday, they were cancelled. The meeting was meant to eliminate disagreements that the Afghan President and parts of the US leadership had with the draft peace agreement, the result of almost a year’s negotiati

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Reflections on “Peace” In Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Bacevich

When the conflict that the Vietnamese refer to as the American War ended in April 1975, I was a U.S. Army captain attending a course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In those days, the student body at any of our Army’s myriad schools typically included officers from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Since ARVN’s founding two decades earlier, the United

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Over 10 million Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN report

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UNITED NATIONS: Some 10.23 million people in strife-torn Afghanistan suffer “severe acute food insecurity” and around one-third of the Afghan population required urgent humanitarian action from August to October, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) alert. The IPC, a coalition of United Nations agen

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PM Imran welcomes Afghan Taliban's release of two...

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PM Imran welcomes Afghan Taliban's release of two western hostages Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday welcomed the Afghan Taliban's release of two western hostages . In a series of tweets, the PM said, "Pak wel

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Afghan rivals to meet in China after US talks stall

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China is organising talks among Afghanistan's rival factions as part of efforts to end years of war after negotiations between the Taliban and the United States on the withdrawal of US forces broke down. China, which shares a short border with Afghanistan, has been trying to encourage peace efforts and last month a Taliban delegation visited Beijing for talks wi

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Pakistan to participate in four-party meeting on Afghan...

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Pakistan to participate in four-party meeting on Afghan peace process in Moscow Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on 23 October 2019  said Pakistan will take part in the upcoming round of a four-party meeting on the Afghan peace process, scheduled to be held in Moscow. During a weekly press briefing, Dr Faisal

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