Yatharth Kachiar is a Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. She has done Masters in International Relations from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She also has a specialization in the West Asian region and has completed her MPhil and Ph.D. from the Center for West Asian Studies, JNU. For her M.Phil, she worked on "Democratization progress in Turkey under JDP, 2002-2013". Her doctoral thesis focused on "Soft power in Turkish foreign policy in West Asia and North Africa, 2002-2013." Her area of interest includes Indian Foreign Policy, West Asian Politics, India and the neighborhood, Foreign policy of Turkey, Israel, and Iran, Refugees, Human Rights, and International Security. Apart from contributing research articles on West Asia and Afghanistan, she has presented papers at various national and international conferences related to her area of study.

Contributions 
Losing Istanbul Twice: Erdogan’s Humbling Moment Introduction President Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (also known as AKP by its Turkish acronym) conceded a major defeat in the re-run of Istanbul mayoral elections on June 23 indicating a tectonic shift in Turkey’s po...

Deepening Challenges for the Ghani Government The second round of intra-Afghan talks was concluded on 29 May 2019 in Moscow on the centenary of Russia-Afghanistan diplomatic relations during which the Taliban has once again refused the demand for a ceasefire.1 The courting of the Tali...

Threats to Women’s Rights in Afghanistan “Only the terrorist and the Taliban forbid education to the women. Only the terrorist and the Taliban threaten to pull out women’s fingernails for wearing nail polish….the fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of...

अफगान वार्ता-लोगों को शामिल किये बगैर शांति वार्ता कैसे? अफगानिस्तान में मध्यस्थता के लिए नियुक्त अमेरिका के विशेष प्रतिनिधि जमे खलिलजाद ने कतर में ता...

Moscow Talks: Divided We Fall In an unprecedented move, the Taliban delegation held two-day talks with the Afghan politicians in a Kremlin-owned President Hotel in Moscow to discuss the future of Afghanistan. However, in a rather typical manner, the Afghan Government was once aga...

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