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A peace deal

While the international community’s attention is focused on the landmark intra-Afghan peace talks currently taking place in the Qatari capital Doha, a new report detailing the staggering amounts of money…

Economic dividends of peace deal

There are still a number of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ to the peace agreement signed by the US and Afghan Taliban on Saturday last (Feb 29, 2020). It would certainly take…

Terms Of A Peace Deal With The Taliban

Terms of a peace deal with the Taliban

As iron is not to be made from straw, or protein extracted from cabbages, we might as well turn to realism and consider the outlines of a settlement which could…

Save The Kurram Peace Deal

Save the Kurram peace deal

The rising militant activities in the Kurram Agency have once again put the credibility of the recently concluded peace deal in danger. A lethal suicide attack on the Doaba Police…

Peace Deals And Other Blunders

Peace deals and other blunders

Two months into Operation Enduring Freedom, the fugitives’ escape into Pakistan’s tribal areas was a foregone conclusion. That was the time to closely watch the Durand Line, not just the…

Will there be lasting peace in Afghanistan?

The Afghan peace process suffered a setback when the peace talks scheduled for April 24 in Turkey were postponed. The Taliban refused to attend the peace conference. Now the conference…

Peace for Afghanistan

Afghans are once again at the crossroads of their destiny. This time too, their ‘saviours’ are at the forefront deciding their fate. But with little viable choices at hand, they…