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The idea of peacemaking with the Taliban

Peace in a war-ravaged country amid an ongoing conflict is a long process. But let’s entertain our thoughts, even if for a moment, that...

Afghans Applaud an End of Warlords Era

In the last few days, the Afghan special forces have conducted several operations across the country detaining various people including those who have been...

After The Ceasefire

Afghanistan witnessed an unprecedented event during the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr when the ceasefire announced by Afghan Government and the militant Taliban movement overlapped...

What ‘The Spy Chronicles’ has to say about Afghanistan

In an explosive recent book co-authored by the former chief of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), A S Dulat, and the former head...

Iran in Afghanistan: Trade, Water, and Taliban

For the past two years, the security situation in Farah has been deteriorating and the province has been under constant threat. Recently, the Taliban...

Afghanistan and the false sense of safety

The campaign to categorize Afghanistan as a "safe country" is misguided and perpetuates the cycle of displacement for Afghans in Europe, Iran and Pakistan. Located...

Obituary: Hedyatullah Zaheer

Yesterday the world became a darker place as Afghanistan buries yet another son. Some would say an all-too-common occurrence in the land where peace...

Muqtada al-Sadr: Iraq’s militia leader turned champion of poor

Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr surprised the world when his Sairoon Alliance captured more parliamentary seats than any other party or alliance in Iraq's parliamentary...

Mission Afghanistan: India-China cooperation on economic projects will reduce trust deficit between them

Afghanistan seems to have emerged as a platform providing new possibilities of India-China cooperation. An agreement reached at Wuhan in China during the recently...

The scenario in Afghanistan

The abduction of seven Indians in Afghanistan has raised two questions. One relates to the incident itself and the second on what it signifies...

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