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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...

Taliban: Shattering the Legend of Panjshir Valley

M K Bhadrakumar l Panjshir has fallen to the Taliban with a bang — and a whimper. The bang is because a 40-year old legend...

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...

US-Taliban Acquiesce to Live and Let Live

M K Bhadrakumar l As the US and NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan enters the second week, certain trends are appearing on the security front...

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...

Frenemies: Taliban, Central Asian Republics and Russia

M K Bhadrakumar l Compared to the events two decades ago when the Afghan Taliban appeared in the Amu Darya region in northern Afghanistan and...

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,...

Don’t Threaten Afghans

M K Bhadrakumar l The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in the US State Department, Alice Wells...

Afghan Taliban and Hybrid War

TIC Analysis l According to western media/think-tank reports, Taliban control almost 50 % of Afghanistan’s territory in addition to having influence/presence in another 20 %...

Imran Khan’s visit to USA

Asif Haroon Raja | Donald Trump has been maintaining a highly belligerent posture against Pakistan as was evident from his policy on Afghanistan and on...

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...

US takes leap of faith toward Taliban, al-Qaeda – M K...

M K Bhadrakumar | According to reports, the Taliban disclosed on Tuesday that five former Guantanamo inmates from their leadership hierarchy have joined their political office...

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...

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