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By pak_adnews On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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The Afghanistan Quagmire

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By pak_adnews On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Pakistan warns Trump’s generals: sort out ‘total mess’ in Afghanistan, or Russia will intervene

By Colin Freeman Pakistan’s military has warned Donald Trump’s new generals that they face a “total mess” in Afghanistan unless America and Britain can halt the advance of Isil and the Taliban. In More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Russia’s View of Afghanistan and the Taliban

Improving relations with the Taliban gives Moscow the ability to increase its bargaining position in dealings with Washington. By Kamran Bokhari Russia’s involvement in Afghanistan is not new. Dealing with the More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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FATA Still Remains Security Risk

By Tariq Rizwan Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) region is a narrow strip comprising the seven Agencies; Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram, North Waziristan and South Waziristan, besides More...

By pak_adnews On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Fatal Attraction: ISIS Just Can’t Resist Social Media

From the Taliban to the so-called Islamic State, computers, cellphones, and social media are used as vital weapons—and offer critical vulnerabilities. By Austin Bodetti “No computer is safe,” Donald Trump More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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The Rise of Taliban Diplomacy

How are the Taliban and Kabul faring in their diplomatic tug-of-war over Afghanistan’s neighbors? By Ahmad Bilal Khalil Since the formation of the Afghan National Unity Government (NUG), the regional competition More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Afghanistan Struggles to Absorb Wave of Returnees From Pakistan

Hundreds of thousands of refugees are uprooted as relations between the neighbors deteriorate By Jessica Donati and Ehsanullah Amiri A breakdown in Afghanistan’s relationship with Pakistan has driven a flood More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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The Problem With Afghanistan’s Counterinsurgency

Kabul is using a centralized approach to fight a decentralized insurgency. By Metra Mehran and Abdul Waheed Ahmad The  Taliban have been seizing numerous districts throughout northern Afghanistan and even temporarily More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Afghan Special Forces Feeling Not So Special Anymore

By Jessica Donati and Habib Khan Totakhil Morale among some Afghan special forces is wearing thin as they are increasingly called upon to lead the fight against the Taliban, with teams feeling exploited by their More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Kabul to Hold Talks With Taliban If ‘Says Yes to Peace’

The Afghan National Security adviser said that the country was ready to hold talks with Taliban if the latter assumed a peaceful track. Afghanistan is willing to negotiate with Taliban if the Islamist movement More...