AFGHANISTAN

Burying The Past

  0 comments   |     by Lt Gen (R) Naeem khalid lodhi

Things have started moving suddenly and apparently all in the right direction. A ceasefire along the Line of Control, peace offered by our own Prime Minister and Army Chief, a positive response by Indian PM Narendra Modi, the Pakistani Indus Water Commissioner’s visit to India, Bangladesh felicitating on Pakistan Day—pray this positivity may continue. It

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Op-ed: Pakistan, China, Iran must come together to counter US-India alliance

  0 comments   |     by Izhar Hussain

It is essential for Pak-China-Iran to align themselves with one another to stop the US yolk of influence favoring India and the Indian dreams of sole regional supremacy. The three regional giants, Pakistan, China, and Iran located in three regional zones, South Asia, East Asia, and the Middle East have a pivotal role to play in t

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Kabul govt, Taliban sign accord to move forward: Pakistan ..

  13 comments   |     by Mariana Babur

Kabul govt, Taliban sign accord to move forward: Pakistan welcomes breakthrough in intra-Afghan dialogue ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the announcement regarding the agreement reached on rules and procedures by the Afghan parties in Doha, which came about after months of negotiations. After decades of war, the Afghan

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India wary as Afghans discuss interim govt – Part 1

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India’s NSA Ajit Doval (L) met chairman of Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah (R), New Delhi, October 5, 2020 The visit to New Delhi by Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, becomes an event of major importance for a variety of reasons, the most significant being its real potenti

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India implodes its own new Silk Road

  6 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

  1 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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