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There Is Still Hope For Afghanistan

There is still hope for Afghanistan

International conferences on Afghanistan have almost become an annual event and no longer generate the hope that peace will return to that war-ravaged country anytime soon. Since the ouster of…

The Afghanistan Mess-up

The Afghanistan mess-up

From the beginning, it was to be “Russia’s Vietnam.” First the administration of President Jimmy Carter, then that of President Ronald Reagan was determined to give the Soviet Union a…

Glimpses Of New Afghanistan

Glimpses of new Afghanistan

Growing up in the 1980s in Pakistan, my generation became acquainted with Afghanistan in the context of the war against the Soviet Union. In those early years of the war,…

Can We Afford To Lose Afghanistan?

Can we afford to lose Afghanistan?

One thought peace would return to Afghanistan with the drawdown of foreign forces from there. Even though all foreign troops, barring a few thousand Americans, have already left peace remains…

Afghanistan: The Challenge Ahead

Afghanistan: the challenge ahead

The advent of a new government in Kabul marks a hopeful moment for Afghanistan after months of political turmoil and uncertainty. A government of ‘national unity’ ushers in an unprecedented…

The Proxy War In Afghanistan

The proxy war in Afghanistan

In a speech to a think-tank in India last Wednesday, former Afghan president Karzai angrily dismissed fears that his country would become the battleground in a proxy war between Pakistan…