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Nawaz’s Afghan Expertise

Nawaz’s Afghan expertise

After the PML-N’s convincing victory in the May 11 elections, the party’s spirited foreign policy expert disclosed to a correspondent that the incoming government would review all agreements with Washington…

Afghan War: End Or Beginning?

Afghan war: end or beginning?

Fast-track efforts are on for the resolution of the conflict that has ravaged Afghanistan for the last so many years. Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, the US Secretary of State, John…

New US-Afghan Tensions

New US-Afghan tensions

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, on his first overseas trip after a bruising confirmation hearing, arrived in Afghanistan probably hoping to hear some words of praise for the “blood and…

Shooting In The Dark

Shooting in the dark

Indian and Pakistani armies have slammed each other for violating the Line of Control this week. Pakistan said Indian troops killed one of its soldiers in the Haji Pir sector…

Raja In Kabul

Raja in Kabul

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf went on a day trip to Afghanistan on the invitation of Afghan President Karzai. The actual invitation was given to his predecessor Yousuf Raza Gilani…

Some Kabul Themes

Some Kabul themes

Apart from the negotiations with the Taliban and the US troops’ withdrawal plans, much of what is happening in Afghanistan, especially the impact of the state’s reconstruction on society, should…

Crisis In Ties With Afghanistan

Crisis in ties with Afghanistan

Recently, President Hamid Karzai signed a strategic partnership agreement with India in New Delhi. Among other things, it provides for the training of Afghan army officers in India. Before departing…

Afghanistan Exit Plan

Afghanistan exit plan

Fixing 2014 as the goal to aspire to rather than an actual deadline for the withdrawal of combat forces should be seen in the context of President Karzai`s pronouncement. In…

Pak-US Ties In 2012

Pak-US ties in 2012

A series of crises in 2011 set the tone for US-Pakistan interaction in 2012; these included Raymond Davis’ shooting of two Pakistanis and Bin Laden’s killing. However, it was the…

Afghanistan’s Message

Afghanistan’s message

IN the past few weeks there has been little to suggest that President Karzai, let alone the Afghan people, continue to think of Pakistan and Afghanistan as “conjoined twins”, a…