AFGHANISTAN

India implodes its own new Silk Road

  0 comments   |     by Pepe Escobar

There was a time when New Delhi was proudly selling the notion of establishing its own New Silk Road – from the Gulf of Oman to the intersection of Central and South Asia opening access from Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia from the Arabian Sea – to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Now it looks like the Indians have stabbed th

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The Neverending Holocausts of the Neoliberal Order

  0 comments   |     by Kim Petersen

Biochemist, writer, humanitarian activist, and artist, Gideon Polya has had a selection of his essays gathered into a compendium titled US-Imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide (Korsgaard Publishing, 2020). The compendium is important because it brings to

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Pakistan and Afghan Peace

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A major milestone was reached on February 29, 2020, when the Taliban and the US completed an agreement that was the first step towards a larger intra-Afghan peace deal. Some of the crucial requirements of this deal included a US pledge to slowly remove all troops (US or foreign) from Afghanistan, a Taliban commitment to stop terr

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Terrorists in Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by A Report

Pakistani soldiers at the Afghan border. Pakistan has long hoped for an end to the violence in Afghanistan and the eventual withdrawal of American forces. A NEW report recently prepared for the UN Security Council confirms what Pakistan has been saying for years: that ungoverned spaces in Afghanistan are being used

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India at loss as Indo-Pacific strategy collapses

  0 comments   |     by Saad Rasool

A Harvard law school graduate writes, the demise of the Indo-Pacific dream is a staggering loss of face for India on the international stage. China has put India back to where it belongs: a developing nation in South Asia. Not a regional player in the Indo-Pacific. The past two decades of international policy and regiona

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Don’t Threaten Afghans…It Will Be Counterproductive

  0 comments   |     by M. K. Bhadrakumar

The principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) in the U.S. State Department, Alice Wells, dropped a bombshell on the Afghan government and the country’s political elites on April 4—and caught the international donors by surprise, too—by linking all aid to Afghanistan to the formation of an inclusive

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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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