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Deliberate Loss of War by the US to Taliban

According to the international media, “The fall of Afghanistan on 15 August 2021 happened quicker than it was expected. The passport and visa agencies got overwhelmed when the Taliban took…

By Mursal Noorzai

Lessons From Kabul Fiasco

The apex leadership of the Taliban which claims control over Kabul had deferred its ceremonial declaration of the launch of its regime on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terror…

By Dr Seshadri Chari

What Next For India in Afghanistan?

The fall of Panjshir valley is one of despair for millions of Afghans who had pinned hopes on the success of the National Resistance Force (NRF). For the global powers…

By Major Sunil Shetty (Retd)

Kabul Fiasco Adds Poignancy to 9/11 Anniversary

"Two steel birds will fall from the sky on the Metropolis / The sky will burn at forty-five degrees latitude / Fire approaches the great new city / Immediately a…

By TP Sreenivasan

The West Owes Qatar a Favour Over Afghanistan

DUBAI (Reuters) - Since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the world's top diplomats have been beating a path to Qatar, long the gateway to the Taliban and now the essential…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Pakistan Riding the Taliban Tiger

“He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount” - Chinese Proverb The accepted Westphalian sovereign international order of State responsibility and westernised societal behaviour stands threatened by the rise…

By Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd)

Afghanistan- No Last Word Yet

Sher Mohammed Abbas Stanikzai, the head of Taliban’s Doha office, has met our ambassador in Doha at his request. This contact was preceded by his interview with an Indian TV…

Contact With Taliban: Engagement Isn’t Endorsement

The news that the Indian ambassador in Doha had held a meeting with the head of the Taliban political office in the Qatari capital has led to a flurry of…

Turmoil in Afghanistan and India’s Calibrated Steps

As the dust settles on the erstwhile Kingdom of Gandhara, the attention shifts from the ongoing evacuation and the so-called American blunder, to ‘what next?’. Distant nations in the European…

The Afghanistan Kaleidoscope

As Afghanistan becomes more complex one is tempted to recall events in memory which caused similar confusion. None qualifies more than 9/11 when the world was really stumped; terror, lawlessness…

Fire in Afghanistan Can Travel to Pakistan Too!

Qamar Cheema Afghanistan’s socio-cultural fabric has been long broken because of constant wars and a ‘revolving door’ political system. The fall of Ashraf Ghani’s government and the failure of Afghanistan's…

USD 24mn urgently needed for acute humanitarian needs in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 26 (ANI): The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched an urgent appeal for USD 24 million to boost its response to increasing humanitarian needs in Afghanistan,…