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Afghan Taliban

N.V. Subramanian | Afghans face turmoil: Back to a dark future

Afghanistan has an excess of local and foreign actors compounding its misery

12 Aug 2020 5:14 PM

Three killed in suicide attack on Afghan military base; Taliban blamed

Attacks takes place day after defense minister and commander of U.S. forces visit facility.

29 Apr 2020 1:40 PM

Leap year charm: On Feb. 29, US may exit Afghan, devil in the detail

Controlled chaos in Afghanistan undermines stability in Pakistan and creates the case for stronger Indo-Afghan strategic ties.

28 Feb 2020 6:29 AM

Can Afghans be ever free of the Taliban? Don’t hold your breath

The latter condition could pose immediate problems, and not just because of the antipathy between the two sides.

27 Feb 2020 1:41 AM

2019 elections have muddled intra-Afghan reconciliation

In the current environment, what are the options left for Pakistan? Complete detachment from the emerging situation in Afghanistan is one option.

25 Feb 2020 2:51 AM

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Afghans caught in middle of Taliban, US & Pak mistrust

The Americans took a long time verifying the authenticity of Agha’s identity and connections.

08 Oct 2019 1:35 AM

Afghan Taliban says it released 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 of its members: report

The prisoner swap happened on Sunday, The Express Tribune quoted two Taliban officials as saying, but it did not disclose the location.

07 Oct 2019 1:19 PM

Pak needs to see Taliban as a challenge, not an asset

Finding a sound strategy to deal with this conflict should be at the centre of Pakistan’s priorities.

04 Oct 2019 12:04 AM

Stay agile in Kabul

It’s a different matter whether peace can be brought about even if the talks are declared a success.

30 Sep 2019 12:01 AM

Standoff with Taliban & limits of US credibility

Zalmay Khalilzad negotiated with the Taliban over the past one year, and with more focus through the last four months.

12 Sep 2019 12:09 AM

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After US exit, Afghanistan to be fertile land for ISIS’ entry

ISIS exploits political gaps and vulnerable environments to entrench itself and rule through fear or a select few power brokers.

30 Aug 2019 12:00 AM

The Taliban are coming! Should we run scared?

A reality check from the past to the present may be necessary to correctly assess this threat.

26 Aug 2019 12:11 AM

Won't derail peace talks with US despite blast in Balochistan: Afghan Taliban

The brother of Taliban chief was among 7 people killed when a powerful bomb ripped through a Balochistan mosque during Friday prayers.

18 Aug 2019 2:01 PM

Why is the US hell-bent on starting a war against Iran?

The Iranian armed forces showed they were no pushovers when Saddam Hussein attacked their country back in 1980.

19 May 2019 4:48 AM

US hostility towards Pak is driven by China rivalry

The recently announced US South Asia Policy is predicated on India’s regional domination.

13 May 2019 12:05 AM

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Will economic adversity cost Pakistan a few good friends?

CPEC, which was until recently being projected as a game-changer for the country and the region, has lost its attraction in policy discourse.

08 Apr 2019 12:01 AM

Ironic! Freed Taliban chief leads difficult peace talks

A co-founder of the Afghan Taliban movement, his role is seen as critical to the effort to end the 18-year war.

30 Mar 2019 12:10 AM

How the ‘deadly embrace’ of US has an impact in Pak, Afghan

It is dangerous to get involved in America’s wars where the US is always the commanding force of change, often with a flawed strategy.

16 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

World needs more women as mediators for peace

The countries that have experienced war on a large scale have now grown into major exporters of war weapons.

05 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

Terror, rivalry of key powers are hurdles to Afghan peace

US withdrawal will leave the Taliban as the main organised force in the country.

18 Feb 2019 12:32 AM

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