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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…

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…

Afghanistan’s Economic Revival: On a Road to Nowhere

Afghanistan’s Economic Revival: On a Road to Nowhere Lieutenant General C A Krishnan (Retd) Afghanistan, historically, has been synonymous with turmoil and conflicts. The unending trail of conflicts continue unabated and…

Taliban claims control of 90% of Afghan border

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 22 (ANI): The Taliban on Thursday said it control approximately 90 per cent of Afghanistan's border with neighbouring countries. Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid told Sputnik that the…