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Pakistan and Taliban

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

India’s Options in Afghanistan

On 26 September 2001, a small U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operatives team arrived in the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. As described in Gary Schroen’s book First In, this vanguard set…

By Lieutenant General D S Hooda (Retd)

Taliban and Kashmir – Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Repeat It

While the world stood watch, Taliban took over absolute control over Afghanistan, excepting a small part of the Panjshir area. The question that now looms large is the impact of…

By Mr S P Vaid

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…

Afghanistan: How Instability There Impacts The World

Afghanistan: How Instability There Impacts The World Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) Everybody is talking and discussing Afghanistan because of the uncertainty prevailing after a 20-year US and NATO…

Three Blunders in Rebuilding Afghan National Defence Security Forces

Three Blunders in Rebuilding Afghan National Defence Security Forces Major Sunil Shetty (Retd) Who would have imagined, way back in 2001, when the US troops had landed in Afghanistan, that…

Strategic Defiance, Political Compliance

Strategic Defiance, Political Compliance Sushant Sareen There were broadly two messages that emerged from the over eight hour long in-camera briefing given by the Pakistan Army and ISI Chiefs to…

FATF Keeps Pakistan In The Grey Area

FATF Keeps Pakistan In The Grey Area Sushant Sareen Pakistan’s action and reaction, before and after every plenary of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) or its affiliated bodies has now…

Pakistan’s Taliban Tangle

Pakistan’s Taliban Tangle The announcement of the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, has led to a flurry of activity on not just the political…