Troubled Afghanistan And Pakistan’s Role For Peace And Reconciliation

By Iftikhar Hussain Jazib President Ashraf Ghani’s December 2015 Pakistan visit and joint inauguration of Heart of Asia Conference with Pakistani Prime Minister came as a breakthrough for a fresh … 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

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

Who Arranged Mumbai Attacks?

  By Sajjad Shaukat On November 26, 2008, several persons were killed in the simultaneous terror attacks in Mumbai. Without any investigation, Indian high officials and media had started blaming … Read More

Five reasons Pakistan will not change its Afghan policy

By Suhrob Ahmad When it comes to Pakistan, Afghanistan has got it wrong from the very beginning. In 1947, when India finally won independence, it came at a price of … Read More

Analytical Guidance: A New Taliban Leader Emerges

Summary A key power struggle within the Afghan Taliban appears to be over: The Taliban have announced that Mullah Mohammad Omar’s two sons, Mullah Abdul Manan and Mullah Mohammed Yaqoob, … Read More