Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Landlocked Trap

Pakistan’s denial of the air passage to the Indian cargo flights bound to Afghanistan comes as a major impediment in enhancing the regional connectivity of landlocked Afghanistan.1 In September 2018, Spice Jet has signed up a contract wi....

Afghan Talks - Talking Peace without the People?

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, tweeted at the end of six-day long peace talks with Taliban in Qatar that discussions have made “significant progress”. According to the media reports, the two sides ....

The Great Game Revisited*

The continuing turmoil in Afghanistan and the entry of several players in Central Asia, in what has been called the New Great Game, is likely to get further complicated. This is due to the reported move of the US to pullout half their troops from Afg....

Moscow Regional Consultations on Afghanistan: Can India Play a Role?

On 9 November 2018, Moscow organised regional consultations on Afghanistan which were attended by the Taliban’s Qatar office and the representatives of the Afghan High Peace Council. This was the first time that the Taliban and the representatives ....

Wolesi Jirga Elections - Triumph of Afghan Democracy

After being delayed by more than three years, elections for the Afghan National Assembly (Wolesi Jirga) were finally held on 20th October amidst growing threats from the Taliban. The international media had already communicated its prejudi....

Daesh in Afghanistan: It gets Weakened but Not yet Vanquished in Syria-Iraq

It has been a little under two and a half years since January 26, 2015 when Daesh announced in Afghanistan, the establishment of its South Asian affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan (ISK). The outfit’s now-deceased spokesperson Abu Muhammad....

अफगानिस्तान: भारत के विकल्प

अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी का भारत दौरा महत्वपूर्ण समय में हुआ और यह दौरा निकट भविष्य ....

Afghanistan: India’s Options

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi came at a crucial time and could well have set in motion the trajectory of how Indo-Afghan relations will pan out in the foreseeable future. That the Indo-Afghan relations have acquired a new salie....

काबुल तो पाकिस्तान से दूर जाएगा ही

अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी ने पाकिस्तान को आतंकियों का पनाहगार देश बताते हुए कहा है कि....

अफगानिस्तान: विध्वंस की राह पर ?

चतुर्भुज समन्वय दल (Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG)) के नए शांति प्रयासों में जुटे शैतानी सरगना पकिस्तान, पीड़ित प....

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