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Ashraf Ghani to visit Pakistan: Can we expect better Af-Pak ties...

News Analysis l Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has accepted the invitation of the Pakistani COAS, General Qamar Javed Bajwa to come to Pakistan in a...
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A master plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | The drama of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to George W. Bush and his team of Neocons to wage wars against...
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Killing and dying for minerals

Jacob G. Hornberger | “President Trump, searching for a reason to keep the United States in Afghanistan after 16 years of war, has latched on...
Haqqani

Good old days: When USA ‘dined’ & ‘wined’ with Haqqani’s &...

News Analysis | Pakistan refuses to take the blame for the Haqqani Network and other alleged militant outfits, reminding the United States that these 'terrorists'...
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The US continues to scapegoat Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan

News Analysis | The Taliban fired 20 rockets at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, hours after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and...
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Ray of hope: Pakistan’s journey towards a Polio-free country

News Desk | Pakistan’s decades-long persistent fight against Polio is now finally exhibiting the bright signals of culminating into fruition. Even Bill Gates, the co-founder...
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Potential discussion points between PM Abbasi & US vice president on...

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is likely to meet US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General...
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Afghanistan: Growing regional consensus between Russia, China, Iran & Pakistan..?

M K Bhadrakumar | A public remark of great significance that the visiting Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani made while in Delhi this week appeared in...
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The illegality of Trump’s ‘Afghanistan war’

Jacob G. Hornberger | When President Trump attributed his flip-flop on Afghanistan to his team of military generals, who informed him that a withdrawal from...
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Peaceful Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s best interest: General Zubair

News Analysis | Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Zubair Mehmood Hayat has said that a peaceful Afghanistan is in the best interest...
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The US failed Afghan policy – What should Pakistan do? Part-III

Asif Haroon Raja | Pakistan’s Strengths Today, Pakistan is in much stronger position since it has overcome the threat of India’s Cold Start doctrine by developing...
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The US failed Afghan policy – part 2

Asif Haroon Raja | The US has all along pursued a highly militarized and aggressive foreign policy of intimidation, annexation, and capture of resources of...
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Aggression in the region: Islamabad all-set to draw support against the...

News analysis | Amid mounting US aggression in the region, Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Khawaja Asif will set out for a four-nation tour to China, Iran,...
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Trumpistan! The Trumpeter’s policy on Afghanistan is really their Policy on...

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | My late father, Col S.G. Mehdi M.C, would oft say. “Understanding a country’s history, especially events in the recent past...
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‘IS-Khurasan Province’ might drag Russia into the Afghan quagmire

Shahid Raza | The U.S. has clearly and squarely lost the war in Afghanistan after 16 years, thousands of casualties, hundreds of billions of dollars...
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Hekmatyar urges Pakistan to “stay away” from Afghanistan

News analysis | The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has implored upon Pakistan not to use Afghanistan as a war theater for its rivalry with...
Pakistan

“Pakistan will not be bullied” – Lt. Gen. Tariq Khan

Lt. Gen. Tariq Khan | The US finds it does not know how to dismount the tiger. The US is finding the War in Afghanistan...
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How should Pakistan respond to Trump’s Afghan policy?

Abdul Rahim | On August 21, 2017, President Trump announced Afghan policy and warned the U.S enemies that “no place is beyond the reach of...
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The Afghan policy in perspective

Afrah Jamal | True to its reality show inspired template, the Afghan strategy was rolled out after months of speculations, suspense, and dithering. It used...
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Trump’s Afghan War & his “New Strategy”- Gen. Jehangir Karamat

General Jehangir Karamat | The long awaited US policy for Afghanistan and South Asia was announced in a clearly articulated and carefully delivered speech by...
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PM Abbasi says Afghan war cannot be fought on Pakistani soil

News Analysis | Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the Afghan war should be fought in Afghanistan; Pakistan will not allow anyone to...
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Gen Nicholson talks about hideouts in Quetta and Peshawar; what’s the...

News Analysis | General Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said that he is well aware of the presence of Taliban leadership in...
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National honor and prestige : PM,COAS must not meet Alice Wells

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | The American State Department has just announced that Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian...
Dr. Moeed Pirzada

Real US intentions in Afghanistan? Dr. Moeed Pirzada’s podcast with Stimson...

News Desk | Dr. Pirzada, prominent Pakistani TV Anchor and political analyst, argued that real intentions of US appear to maintain a "strategic foothold" a...

How India wants to encircle Pakistan and why it will fail…

Jan Achakzai | The Trump Administration’s new strategy in Afghanistan envisaging partnership with India will likely raise security concerns for Pakistan. The US strategy anchored on...
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The winners and losers in Trump’s Afghan strategy – III

M K Bhadrakumar | The tone and content of the statement issued in Islamabad on Thursday after the meeting of the National Security Committee, here, regarding President...
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Trump unveiled an anti-CPEC strategy, not an Afghan one

Andrew Korybko | Trump recently announced his strategy for Afghanistan in a prime-time speech that was preceded by official announcements that the dispatch of approximately 4000...
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Trump ‘New’ Afghanistan strategy is neither new, nor a strategy

Rupert Stone | It is a common feature of democratic politics that more a leader promises change, the more things will stay the same. Professions...
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Old wine in a new bottle

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | President Donald Trump announced his belated Afghanistan strategy and also laid out his South Asian future plan on August 21, 2017. Realistically, there...
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The winners and losers in Trump’s Afghan strategy – II

M K Bhadrakumar | (The first part is here.) CHINA China has paid high attention to the speech by US President Donald Trump on Monday outlining the way forward...
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