AFGHANISTAN

Afghan peace deal risks collapse as violence spirals out of..

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Afghan peace deal risks collapse as violence spirals out of control in Afghanistan It's been two months since the Afghan peace deal was signed between the US & Taliban. But the recent surge in violence across Afghanistan has challenged the credibility of this peace deal & has risked its collapse. The insurgents h

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US leverages Delhi-Kabul nexus. But what’s in it for India?

  0 comments   |     by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

The two-hour stopover in Delhi on May 7 by the US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, accompanied by the White House official in charge of South Asia Lisa Curtis, raises eyebrows. The Indian media re

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How Different is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal...

  0 comments   |     by Toby Dalton

How Different is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal in South Asian Crises? The summer “fighting season” in Kashmir appears to be heating up. Indian media reports suggest an increase in

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The Modi government’s new citizenship law puts India at...

  0 comments   |     by Barkha Dutt

The Modi government’s new citizenship law puts India at war with itself “It’s 1947 all over again,” wrote my aunt on the family WhatsApp group

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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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