No Peace Without Unity in Afghanistan

Analysis There is a proverb in Afghanistan that goes, “patience is bitter, but it has a sweet fruit.” In the case of the Taliban, the ability to patiently endure a … Read More

The timing of the Kandahar attacks

By Shamil Shams  “The color of the red carpet in Islamabad actually represented the blood of innocent Afghans,” Rahmatullan Nabil, the former head of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS), … Read More

Afghanistan security ‘undermined by efforts to crush Pakistani militants’

By Jon Boone Efforts to crush Pakistani militants have further undermined security in Afghanistan as growing numbers of terrorists have entered the country, the Afghan president said on Wednesday at … Read More

Iran welcomes any measure that would secure peace and stability in Afghanistan

Iranian FM Zarif in a Tue. meeting with his Afghan counterpart said Iran welcomes any measure that would secure peace and stability in Afghanistan. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamamd Javad Zarif … Read More

Afghan, Pakistan leaders maintain unyielding positions at summit

By Asad Hashim Leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan held firm to positions on their troubled ties at a conference on Afghanistan’s future on Wednesday that risked being overshadowed by a … Read More

U-turn that can fetch region needed peace between India and Pakistan

By Ashok K Mehta The Union Government’s ostensible muscular policy failed to coerce Pakistan into reining in terrorists; instead it undermined Modi’s widely heralded Neighbourhood First policy. He must now … Read More

Securing Stability in Afghanistan, the ‘Heart of Asia’

The upcoming Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process meeting offers an opportunity for the world to come together on Afghanistan. By Aziz Amin Ahmadzai By placing Afghanistan at its center, the Heart … Read More