The Implications of the US Review of the Afghan Peace Process Articles Asia Defense & Security

The Implications of the US Review of the Afghan Peace Process

Shortly after taking office in January, the administration of President Joe Biden announced that it would undertake a review of the US-Taliban Agreement to determine whether the Taliban were meeting…

Permanent War: A Treacherous Path toward Afghan Peace Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Permanent War: A Treacherous Path toward Afghan Peace

In the mid of December, Kabul’s Deputy Governor and his assistant were assassinated in the capital by an improvised explosive device (IED). Subsequently, 13 Afghan police officers were killed during…

Afghanistan India Kashmir Militancy Pakistan United States Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Hyphenating Afghanistan and Kashmir in Washington

“Afghanistan is more than just a ‘graveyard of empires’. It is a mother of vicious circles” is what Maureen Dowd, the renowned columnist for the New York Times wrote about…

Afghan peace process, Taliban, Afghanistan, US, Arabs Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Arabs, Taliban and America in Afghan Peace Process

Groucho Marx once said, ‘Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.’ Perhaps American policy makers took this seriously…

American, Taliban, US, Afghanistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Imagining Post-American Afghanistan: How the Conflict of Ideas May Precipitate the Second Civil War

Peace is always an alluring prospect regardless of time or place. From it, mushrooms growth and prosperity whereas whenever it dwindles is ensured ruination. Historically, in the post-war world order,…

Afghan, Afghanistan, Reconciliation, Peace Talk Articles Asia Defense & Security

Towards An ‘Afghan-led and Afghan-owned’ Reconciliation

For several decades, Afghanistan has been bereft of peace either due to foreign interventions on the part of super powers like the former Soviet Union and the US or due…

Aslam Baloch, Aslam Acho, Balochistan, Afghanistan Asia Defense & Security

Aslam Baloch’s killing: Implications for Balochistan Insurgency

On Christmas Day, Aslam Baloch, Chief of his own faction of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), was killed along with five high ranking militants by a suicide attack in the…

Pak-Afghan, Pakistan, Afghanistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Evolving Pak-Afghan Ties in Recent Times

Pak-Afghan relations have always remained tumultuous, mostly tilting precariously towards volatility, as the blame game persists. Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of supporting terrorist sanctuaries, whereas Pakistan categorically denies the Afghan allegations…

Naya Pakistan, USA Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Aligning the Future of Naya Pakistan with the United States

The love-hate tale of relations between US and Pakistan has remained one of the highlights of South Asian politics. Both countries share an enriched history of instances when their interest…

Political, Pakistan, Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Pakistan’s Political Paradox

The transition of power in Pakistan has always been an enthralling power play not only for the internal political actors electioneering in a politically-charged environment, hurling accusations at each other;…

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