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For Peace In Afghanistan

For peace in Afghanistan

The road to a stable and prosperous Pakistan passes through Fata, Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and Afghanistan. At present, this road is full of hurdles. The internal fragile security dimensions and the…

The Rise Of A New Threat In Afghanistan

The rise of a new threat in Afghanistan

The growing political instability and weak security apparatus in Afghanistan is encouraging the Islamic State – or Daesh – to spread its tentacles and wrest more territories in the country’s…

How Pakistan Can Win In Afghanistan

How Pakistan can win in Afghanistan

When I speak to foreigners, I am pretty clear about what they need to hear. Pakistan has legitimate concerns about Afghanistan, and its choices will always be informed by those…

Trumped In Afghanistan

Trumped in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump’s unveiling of his government’s Afghanistan policy should not surprise us. It is as expected. The increased US troops that have been welcomed by Kabul are only…

Afghanistan: our case

Pakistan considers itself a victim of the Afghanistan problem instead of its cause. Soon after 9/11, Pakistan broke ties with the Taliban government and joined the war on terror. Consequently,…

Talks On Afghanistan

Talks on Afghanistan

As expected, the third round of talks under the Russian-sponsored initiative to find an amicable solution to the conflict in Afghanistan failed to make any headway. However, this time the…

Afghanistan reloaded

It must be a very painful time for those at the helm of the state of Pakistan as all of their hopes, aspirations and dreams about relations with Afghanistan have…

Cousin Afghanistan

Cousin Afghanistan

Part - VI Afghanistan is neither our brother – like China, Saudi Arabia or Turkey – nor our bitter enemy – like India. Pakistan should not even dream or try…

Afghanistan: Perceptions

Afghanistan: perceptions

No country can exist in isolation in the age of globalisation. It has to prioritise its own interests and engage accordingly with other countries. Due to its strategic location, weak…

Afghanistan: the economy matters

A recent poll conducted by Afghanistan’s Tolo Television paints a bleak picture of the country’s new government. President Ashraf Ghani’s approval rating shows a dramatic decline from 60 percent nearly…