Post Tagged with: "Afghanistan"

Political Dissonance in Kabul

Political Dissonance in Kabul

The possibilities for Afghanistan’s future are grim. From the American viewpoint, the situation appears to be considerably bleaker. It is possible that they could cut their misfortunes (2,400 Americans dead, $1 trillion spent) and leave, yet that would prompt another Vietnam minute in the long run, with helicopters lifting off […]

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Dissipating Concerns Related to the Afghan Refugee Issue

Dissipating Concerns Related to the Afghan Refugee Issue

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 changed Pakistan in many ways. Perhaps the most significant effect was the massive influx of Afghan nationals into the state of Pakistan. The first wave of Afghan refugees to Pakistan began during the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the late 1970s. By the […]

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Can Social Engineering save Afghanistan?

Can Social Engineering save Afghanistan?

When it comes to the Long Distance Social Engineering (LDSE) projects, particularly in Afghanistan, two main theoretical approaches can be thought of i.e. the Democratic Peace Theory and the Multiple Realism Deficiency Disorder (MRDD). As far as the Democratic Peace theory is concerned, it envisages that the democracies don’t fight […]

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South Asia and the Efficacy of Soft Power

South Asia and the Efficacy of Soft Power

Ancient Chinese principles of war embodied in Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” preach the notion of a victory where blood need not be spilled. As the age of globalization dawns, the traditional notions of power are being altered as the art of persuasion is beginning to hold sway, more than […]

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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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Pakistan’s New Rising Ethnonationalist Faultlines

Pakistan’s New Rising Ethnonationalist Faultlines

This research brief emphasizes on the ethnonationalist wave of terrorism in Pakistan and its dynamics. This brief seeks to address the contemporary context of ethnonationalism and the mounting concerns of the issue. It attempts to understand the ground reality of the proxy wars imposed on Pakistan by enemy forces in […]

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Engaging with China Pakistan Russia Troika in Afghanistan: Turkey’s Way Forward

Engaging with China Pakistan Russia Troika in Afghanistan: Turkey’s Way Forward

Turkey, situated between the two great civilizations of east and west has always played an important role in the ever-changing global dynamics in the past, especially in the Muslim world, ranging from a unique non-combatant capacity building of war-torn Afghanistan to humanitarian aid of surrounded Gaza. After 9/11 attacks, when […]

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Interviews, Terrorism and Strengthening Stances: The Case of  Ehsanullah Ehsan

Interviews, Terrorism and Strengthening Stances: The Case of Ehsanullah Ehsan

Terrorists have wreaked havoc in Pakistan over the past 15 years; the country has lost both in men and material. However, this has not broken the resolve; the nation is fighting the menace with resilience. The epidemic is being rooted out by a kinetic-heavy counter terrorism strategy. Needless to say, […]

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Reconfiguring Pakistan US Ties

Reconfiguring Pakistan US Ties

  Pakistan has been an ally to the United States for decades. The entente began soon after Pakistan’s independence, the history of which is well documented and consumes most part of Pakistan’s foreign policy preferences. The bilateral marriage between the two countries has been on the verge of divorce to […]

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The Torkham Border Crossing

Regional Peace through Border Management

Borders are essential in the demarcation between states. There are contemporary challenges to states, some are domestic while others are international. Above all a state is concerned about its sovereignty. Borders give the legal competence to the state. Borders need to get managed to decrease threats from external hostile forces. […]

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