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West Prepares to Re-Engage Taliban

M K Bhadrakumar l Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written yet another opinion piece in the Washington Post, sensing a turning point lies ahead with the...

Biden’s Taliban Blues

M K Bhadrakumar l The best part of the visit by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolay Patrushev to New...

Power Shift in Afghanistan: Its Possible Effects on Iran

Gandab Valiyeva l The Biden administration's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan by August 31 has created instability in the country. Following this decision, the Taliban...

The Untold Secrets of Panjshir Valley

M K Bhadrakumar l Many Indian analysts are ecstatic that the Taliban’s goose is cooked, as Amrullah Saleh, deposed president Ashraf Ghani’s former deputy, is...

Like it or Not, Taliban is Afghanistan’s True Independence Movement

 Eric MARGOLIS l After 20 years of B-52 carpet bombing of Afghanistan, murderous drone strikes, 350,000 puppet soldiers, 20,000 mercenaries, nearly two trillion dollars in US...

Taliban Discredited US Nation-Building Goal in Afghanistan

Andrew Korybko | The whole world now realizes that the US has the opposite of the Midas touch since it destroys all those Global South...

Afghanistan’s Political Chessboard under Taliban Rule

M K Bhadrakumar l The explosion of life is unstoppable even after Taliban takeover. The first buds are edging their roots from the dirt no...

Afghanistan: 20 Years After US Invasion

Geography and history have left Afghanistan a fractured landscape, the contours of which are re-emerging as the United States withdraws from its 20-year engagement. Landlocked...

Final US-Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Zamir Awan l After two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, losing thousands of servicemen, losing trillion dollars, killing millions of innocent Afghans, destroying millions of...

Afghanistan: A New Theater for Sino-US Cold War

M K Bhadrakumar l The “hidden agenda” of the war on terror in Afghanistan has been an open secret. The first inkling of its geopolitical...

China’s ‘Silk Road of Health’

M K Bhadrakumar l A virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal on July 27 becomes the third vector of...

Glitches after Historic Peace Agreement

Asif Haroon Raja l The Taliban regime under Mullah Omar took over power after capturing Kabul in October 1996. It managed to eliminate war lordism,...

Secrets of Afghanistan

Secrets of Afghanistan: Afghanistan is a famous desert for empires, a burial ground which has consumed those in power who thought that extra fortification...

Time To Liberate Afghanistan

Oriental Review l After 18 years of war in Afghanistan– America’s longest – US and Taliban negotiators are said to be close to an agreement...

Pakistan’s Afghanistan Dilemma

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi l Islamabad is under a new administration that aims to play a far more active part in regional priorities than previous regimes....

Endless War in Afghanistan is Actually Ending

M K Bhadrakumar l The US President Donald Trump’s remarks at the Oval Office in the White House on August 20 regarding the Afghanistan peace talks and...

Russia & Pakistan Will Help Ensure A Stable US Withdrawal From...

Andrew Korybko | Russian Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov traveled to Islamabad on an unannounced visit to discuss the future of the war-torn state following the...

Who’s afraid of Afghan peace talks – Kabul and Delhi?

M K Bhadrakumar | Henry Kissinger wouldn’t have approved the way Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, handles the Afghan peace talks. Even...

Is US ready for peace talks with Taliban?

Asif Haroon Raja | 17 years have gone by but so far there are little prospects for the longest war in Afghanistan to come to...

Still dying for nothing in Afghanistan – Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger | It wasn’t until history class in college that I heard of the Thirty Years War. My immediate reaction was: No way!...
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The power struggle in Afghanistan: Who will emerge victorious?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | What on earth has brought the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to Afghanistan? The most obvious explanation could be that he...
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Afghanistan is ripe for proxy war

M K Bhadrakumar | Russia has hinted in the past that the United States is covertly sponsoring the Islamic State in Afghanistan. On Thursday, Russian...
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Afghanistan: Trump & his Generals playing “double game”?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Associated Press has carried an exclusive report regarding the intensive, ongoing political dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban behind the...

Why Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy isn’t much different from Barack...

M K Bhadrakumar | United States President Donald Trump’s much-awaited policy speech on the way forward in Afghanistan was disappointing. It neither fulfilled his campaign...

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