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For China, the challenge has just begun in Afghanistan
Sep 14, 2021

For China, the challenge has just begun in Afghanistan

Conflict resolution and political problem-solving in other countries are not traits that Chinese diplomats excel at. It remains to be seen how China walks this tightrope in Afghanistan, which remains a fractured crucible of contradictory ethnic and political interests

For peace in Afghanistan, listen to Afghans
Jul 06, 2017

For peace in Afghanistan, listen to Afghans

Afghanistan's message is clear: the Afghan government and people want peace and they seek to achieve that peace through direct talks with the authorit

From 2001 to 2021, the return of the age of strategic rivalry
Sep 15, 2021

From 2001 to 2021, the return of the age of strategic rivalry

The Taliban, ably helped by Pakistan, the US’s frontline ally in its global war on terror, has badly dented the notion of US invincibility. Despite President Joe Biden’s efforts in recent months to reassure allies that “America is back”, there is a wariness about both US commitment and its competence.

From West Asia to Afghanistan: The worrying rise of fractured geopolitics to fight terrorism
Jan 04, 2023

From West Asia to Afghanistan: The worrying rise of fractured geopolitics to fight terrorism

The cracks in the world order provide terrorist outfits ample space to regroup and reorganise

G7 Summit | Modi and Trump meet in the shadow of subcontinent’s changing geopolitics
Aug 26, 2019

G7 Summit | Modi and Trump meet in the shadow of subcontinent’s changing geopolitics

Donald Trump’s engagement with the Kashmir issue has a lot to do with his need to secure Pakistan’s backing for his Afghanistan policy.

Guarantee Afghanistan's neutrality
Jan 22, 2010

Guarantee Afghanistan's neutrality

Discussions between the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) also saw a general agreement that the Taliban victory in Afghanistan will lead to a civil war with disastrous consequences for Pakistan

Hizbut Tehrir Behind Afghan Violence?
May 13, 2005

Hizbut Tehrir Behind Afghan Violence?

This is the biggest protest campaign in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban regime. This is bloody, widespread and countrywide.This also shows that they are fed up with the United States and they just needed a spark to vent their feelings.

Implications of the Evolving Situation in Afghanistan
Aug 15, 2021

Implications of the Evolving Situation in Afghanistan

The situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate.

India and Central Asia need more coherence on Afghanistan
Dec 28, 2021

India and Central Asia need more coherence on Afghanistan

Both the players would have to cooperate to address the common concerns emerging from a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

India and developments in Afghanistan
Sep 30, 2021

India and developments in Afghanistan

Now that the “War on Terror” has concluded, India needs to define its role in the South Asian Region and attempt to engage with all possible partn

India as chair of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee comes at a crucial juncture in geopolitical relations
Oct 22, 2022

India as chair of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee comes at a crucial juncture in geopolitical relations

With the US having left Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban, South Asia will be a primary focus for the UN CTC Committee meeting

India is ill-prepared for the changing dynamics in Afghanistan
Feb 16, 2019

India is ill-prepared for the changing dynamics in Afghanistan

India has a range of interests to protect in Afghanistan. For far too long New Delhi’s reliance on Washington’s role as a security provider has been its major vulnerability.

India Joins the Afghan Peace Negotiations
Mar 26, 2021

India Joins the Afghan Peace Negotiations

Long sidelined by Islamabad, Moscow, and Beijing, New Delhi is finally taking a seat at the table.

India still needs to work with Russia on Afghanistan
Apr 24, 2023

India still needs to work with Russia on Afghanistan

Proximity changes the priorities for India in a conflict on the doorstep.

India's developmental partnership in Afghanistan: Here to stay or to go?
Oct 07, 2021

India's developmental partnership in Afghanistan: Here to stay or to go?

The evolving geopolitical situation in Afghanistan has left India to reconsider its interactions with the Taliban.

India's dilemmas in Afghanistan
Aug 02, 2019

India's dilemmas in Afghanistan

New Delhi should become more proactively involved in the peace process and not shy away from drawing its own red-lines

Indian wheat diplomacy in Afghanistan
Feb 25, 2022

Indian wheat diplomacy in Afghanistan

Although India has abstained from recognising the Taliban government, it has extended humanitarian aid amidst the ongoing food crisis.

India’s Afghan dilemma is tougher than ever
Feb 20, 2019

India’s Afghan dilemma is tougher than ever

New Delhi requires partners both outside and inside Afghanistan to protect its presence and interests in the war-torn country.

India’s Afghanistan policy should rapidly adapt to the evolving realities
Sep 03, 2019

India’s Afghanistan policy should rapidly adapt to the evolving realities

Instead, on Sunday, US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad left Qatar, where the US-Taliban talks were being held, the September 1 deadline having been crossed without any final agreement.

India’s cautious return to Afghanistan
Jul 21, 2022

India’s cautious return to Afghanistan

Despite being knocked off its feet by the collapse of the Ghani government of Afghanistan in mid-August 2021, New Delhi has quickly re-established its presence in the new Taliban-led Afghanistan.

India’s Era of Partnerships: From Non-Alignment to Crafting a ‘New Balance’
Jan 26, 2022

India’s Era of Partnerships: From Non-Alignment to Crafting a ‘New Balance’

India is shedding its past diffidence in foreign policy matters and is making bold moves in crafting partnerships for a rules-based, democratic intern

Introducing Kashmir to the New Geopolitical and Regional Realities
Oct 20, 2021

Introducing Kashmir to the New Geopolitical and Regional Realities

Militants, most probably backed by the Pakistani state, are trying to entrap India in a three-front war

Iran and Pakistan open a new frontier of conflict
Jan 19, 2024

Iran and Pakistan open a new frontier of conflict

Both Iran and Pakistan have their hands full with regional conflicts. Neither would want to escalate it beyond a point as their resources are already

Iran, Pakistan, and the greater Baloch question
Jan 19, 2024

Iran, Pakistan, and the greater Baloch question

The Iran-Pakistan strikes are a prime example of how the absence of counterterrorism cooperation can escalate into a diplomatic and on-ground conflict

Iran’s ‘resistance front’ and its bridge with South Asia
Dec 07, 2023

Iran’s ‘resistance front’ and its bridge with South Asia

The ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis adds to the wider Israel-Iran rivalry, with Tehran’s vocal promotion of an “Axis of Resistance” that is draw

ISKP is a mounting threat to India’s regional security
Oct 07, 2022

ISKP is a mounting threat to India’s regional security

In the last year, ISKP, through its violent attacks, has attempted to create instability in Afghanistan and beyond to trigger propaganda for its jihadi goals.

Islamic State in Afghanistan: Reading between the blurred lines
Mar 17, 2020

Islamic State in Afghanistan: Reading between the blurred lines

There are certain discrepancies that are openly visible between the threat perceptions of ISIS, the central group, and its supposed wilayat in Afghani

Islamic State Wilayat Khorasan: Phony Caliphate or bona fide province?
Nov 30, 2020

Islamic State Wilayat Khorasan: Phony Caliphate or bona fide province?

While there is raging debate about whether the Taliban and the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) are foes or operational allies, there is little doubt that ISKP continues to pose a threat to the ongoing peace process, and the Afghan security.

Japan’s Stakes in the Afghanistan Crisis
Feb 08, 2022

Japan’s Stakes in the Afghanistan Crisis

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, just after the withdrawal of US-led troops, will have ramifications in Japan’s activities in the region. Since 2001, Japan has provided 759 billion yen (USD6.9 billion) to reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. This, despite the fact that Japan does not share geographical proximity with Afghanistan and therefore has no direct strategic interests in the country. To be sure, Japan’s partners s

Joe Biden rolls the dice in Afghanistan
Apr 19, 2021

Joe Biden rolls the dice in Afghanistan

There is no real incentive for the Taliban to concede on any issue given that Washington's best bargaining chip—its military prowess—is now off the table.

Kasab hanging: A victory for India's justice system
Dec 11, 2012

Kasab hanging: A victory for India's justice system

The sad fact is the Pakistani rulers are unable to prevent Taliban activists from targeting their own people, the Shias, whose processions have been periodically attacked in Rawalpindi and Karachi. It is high time Pakistani rulers realised the fact that terrorism would consume their own people even before it targeted others in India.

Kokernag attack points to fluid terror geography
Oct 13, 2023

Kokernag attack points to fluid terror geography

The geography of terror groups is fluid. Kokernag to Kandahar is in the throes of security being provided by actors who were part of the crisis to begin with

Lashkar-e-Musharraf
Dec 03, 2003

Lashkar-e-Musharraf

After 9-11, many Americans remember Pakistani dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf¿s speech to Pakistanis in English, in which he explained his U-turn on the Taliban and Al Qaida. Faced with a ¿with us or against us¿ ultimatum from an angry America, Gen.Musharraf told his rich Pakistani elite brethren that Pakistan had to finally ¿shun extremism¿ and join hands with the US.

Lest we forget: The Islamic Emirate turns two (again)
Aug 24, 2023

Lest we forget: The Islamic Emirate turns two (again)

Two years since the fall of Kabul, the intertwining of multiple crises has only wreaked havoc on the lives of common Afghans

Mehran attack: implications and lessons
May 25, 2011

Mehran attack: implications and lessons

The armed assault and siege carried out by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Pakistan's highly secured Pakistan Navy's Mehran airbase in Karachi (May 22-23) has raised fundamental concerns about the continuing failure on the part of Pakistan's intelligence and security agencies,

Minilateral momentum in South Asia
Mar 13, 2024

Minilateral momentum in South Asia

The Nepal-India-Sri Lanka initiative could be used to pursue better people-to-people relations.

Muddling along in Afghanistan
Dec 09, 2019

Muddling along in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump is desperate to pull American troops out of the war-torn country, even if it means clearing the way for the Taliban's ascent to power in Kabul

Mullah Omar's Eid message: The main takeaways
Jul 30, 2014

Mullah Omar's Eid message: The main takeaways

Mullah Omar's latest statement shows that despite his amicability to the reconciliation process, the prospects for the new Afghan president to achieve a breakthrough with the Taliban are quite remote.

New Delhi's counter-terrorism outreach
Nov 26, 2022

New Delhi's counter-terrorism outreach

For a nation such as India, which is among the countries most affected by terrorism, this is a time to take the lead in continuing to keep the spotlight on the menace of terrorism

New Delhi’s salience in the Afghan matrix
Sep 17, 2020

New Delhi’s salience in the Afghan matrix

The possible return of the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, is a challenge. But don’t count India out