Afghanistan War , US, Afghanistan, Russia, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Pakistan, R&AW Articles Asia Politics & Governance Region Themes

The 16 Years of Afghanistan War – A Reappraisal

16 years ago, the US invaded Afghanistan with the aim to dismantle Al-Qaeda (AQ), which American authorities blamed for the September 11 attacks. America also aimed not to provide the…

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US, Trump, South Asia, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Terrorism, Taliban Americas Articles Asia Defense & Security Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes

The Great American Failure in Afghanistan and the Emerging Regional Order

Introduction On August 21st, 2017, President Donald Trump unveiled the new American policy for Afghanistan and South Asia after a thorough and comprehensive policy review, in front of nearly 2000…

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Politics, Kabul, Afghanistan, National Unity Government, NATO, US, Pakistan Americas Articles Asia Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes

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,…

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ISIS, Pakistan, LeJ-A, Jandullah, Terrorism Articles Asia Defense & Security Publications Region Themes

Why ISIS Failed to Gain Foothold in Pakistan?

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the deadliest terrorist organization the world has witnessed so far, has failed to penetrate Pakistan despite attempting several times to set up its…

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, UN, Afghan Refugee Articles Asia Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes

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…

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Social Engineering, USA, Afghanistan, Realism, Taliban Articles Asia Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes

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…

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Kabul, Lock-down, Afghanistan Articles Asia Defense & Security Publications Region Themes

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…

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Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, Russia, China, Taliban Articles Asia Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes

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,…

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India,, Afghanistan, R&AW, NDS, Ehsanullah Ehsan, PEMRA Articles Asia Defense & Security Publications Region Themes

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…

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Reconfigure, Foreign Policy, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States, China Americas Articles Asia Politics & Governance Publications Region Themes

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…

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