Post-U.S. Withdrawal Afghanistan: A New Strategic Power Corridor

Raoof Hasan Events are taking shape around us at a quick pace which could cultivate a strategic shift in the region to impact every...

Taliban Won the War: What Lies Ahead?

Sabtain Ahmed Dar In January 1989, most of the Soviet forces went back home yet the inner ring of Kabul defenses was active to...

Why Turkey Cannot Save the Day in Afghanistan

Rupert Stone As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, Turkey is stepping up to the plate. In April, it agreed to host a peace...

Orphans and Castaways – Legacy of the U.S. Exodus from Afghanistan

Salma Malik As the eventual date for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is now just around the corner, the reality that this...

Come September: Holding Stakeholders Responsible for the Chaos in Afghanistan

Rabia Akhtar  Exploring Competing Regional Interests Before we explore potential openings in the competing interests of South and Central Asian neighbors that Afghanistan has, we need to know whether Afghanistan itself...

Nuclear India: An Agent Provocateur in South Asia

Anum A. Khan  The December 20, House of Commons Library’s Briefing Paper for the UK Parliament identifies India as a self-declared Nuclear Weapon State (NWS) which continues to produce weapon-...

UNSC’s Report and Pakistan’s TTP Challenge

Tehmina Aslam Ranjha On February 3,  2021, pursuant to Resolutions 1526 (2004) and 2253 (2015), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued its twenty-seventh report on terrorism. The report acknowledged...

Pulwama: Two Years On

Kaiser Tufail  As with any political party in power, the Indian election of 2019 was critical for the  Bharatya Janata Party (BJP), for it wanted a stronger showing than before....

Great Power Competition in South Asia: The Outlook for 2021

Rupert Stone The journalist Fareed Zakaria recently described the coronavirus as “the great accelerator” because it had sped up various pre-existing global trends. This formula certainly applies to South Asia,...

Of Internal Reforms and External Connectivity:Strengthening Economic Security in Pakistan.

Javed Hassan While national security of Pakistan is inextricably linked to its military preparedness, it has other dimensions that relate more to its economic health than keeping it secure in...

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Deconstructing the Growing Islamic State Threat to Afghanistan

Claude Rakisits It has been over three months since the Taliban walked into Kabul and reclaimed the reins of...

Book Review | Diplomatic Footprints

Diplomatic Footprints Author: Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary ISBN: 978-969-35-3368-2 Publisher: Sang-e-Meel Publications

Report Review | Afghanistan-Pakistan Ties and Future Stability in Afghanistan

Sabtain Ahmed Dar In his 1940 classic entitled The History of Afghanistan, Brig.-Gen. Sir Percy Sykes keenly observed the...
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