Central Asia

The Afghan Dilemma and Policy Option

The Afghan Dilemma and Policy Option

With three devastating terrorist incidents in four days, Kabul is in lockdown and Afghanistan paralyzed. While there have been half a dozen major attacks in Kabul this year, including at the Afghan parliament, the Supreme Court and a military-run hospital, the May 31st one was one of the largest the […]

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Tajikistan: transition to monarchy completed?

In the first month of 2017, Tajikistan witnessed a major dismissal accompanied by an (un)expected appointment in the power. The mayor of Dushanbe, Tajikistan`s capitol city, was sacked by Presidential decree. Had such a case happened in a Western country, it would have been accepted as something quite ordinary. Especially […]

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Source: Geo News

Beyond Torkham: Terraforming Regional Stability in South Asia

The Cold War has ended, the War on Terror is also lingering on without any certain objective and American policymakers have had enough of the Bush and Obama legacy of clearing out things by force. Hillary or Trump, objectives in Afghanistan whatever they may be, have lost their directives and […]

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Nagorno Karabakh: An Unfinished War

Central Asia, Geopolitics April 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm 0 comments

The multi-ethnic states of the former USSR, though oppressive, managed to escape ethnic violence but until the very last day of their existence. The introduction of reform-package Perestroika by Mikhail Gorbachav, the last Soviet leader, to democratize the Soviet society which subsequently served as the last nail in coffin for […]

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The Takeover of Kunduz

The Takeover of Kunduz

Central Asia, Foreign October 5, 2015 at 2:21 am 0 comments

Kunduz Imbroglio The momentous and disconcerting development in Afghanistan’s Northern Province Kunduz has taken the whole world in shock and awe when the Taliban hoisted their flag over the main square in the Kunduz city following a three-pronged attack on 28th of September 2015. Kunduz was the major town to […]

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