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Afghan Taliban not meeting US team in Islamabad

News Desk | Afghan Taliban have denied the media reports that their leadership would be meeting US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad....

Taliban threaten to pull out of dialogue if withdrawal of forces...

News Analysis | Afghan Taliban have issued a fresh statement regarding the ongoing dialogue process between them and the United States of America, stating that...

How to achieve peace in Afghanistan?

Imran Jan | The Taliban have called off the fourth round of talks with the United States to be held in Doha due to disagreements...

Bumpy road to Afghan peace

Imran Jan | The Taliban have called off the fourth round of talks with the United States to be held in Doha due to disagreements...

Have Taliban strengthened their relations with Iran?

News Desk | Commenting on the cancellation of Taliban and US meeting in Riyadh, due to Taliban’s demand of venue change to Qatar, prominent analyst...

Winter is coming in Afghanistan but will it bring peace?

Imran Jan | The Taliban’s unchanged demand has been for the foreign occupation forces to leave. Late last year, Trump announced reducing the 14,000 American...

No one more desperate for peace in Afghanistan than Pakistan, says...

Sitwat Bokhari & Saddam Hussein | Afghanistan, for the first time in its almost 40 years' long conflict, is perhaps seeing a silver lining in the...

Afghanistan’s neighbors and the prospect of a US withdrawal

Fatemeh Aman | How can we explain Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw part of the U.S. force currently in Afghanistan, at a time when U.S. officials are...

Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad: Peace process bells ringing?

News Desk | Zalmay Khalilzad has entered Afghanistan’s political scene to negotiate intra-Afghan dialogue with the Taliban, Imtiaz Gul, the prominent strategic analyst said. Mr....

Has US admitted defeat in Afghanistan?

News Desk | Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year old war, arrived in Islamabad on...

Is Trump’s letter a failure of his “New South Asia” policy?

News Analysis | Both foreign and information ministry of Pakistan, along with the U.S officials, have confirmed that a letter from the President of United States...

PTM: Pro-Pashtun or pro-Afghanistan?

News Analysis | Mehmood Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister, has said on Sunday that a high-level Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been constituted to...

Ghani optimistic of Taliban Peace deal

AFP | Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced confidence Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency but warned Pakistan's alleged meddling risked...

Resuming peace talks – Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Afghanistan's anarchical situation has frustrated both internal and external stakeholders. The recent parliamentary elections presented the continuity of the democratic...

‘More to do’ is the new ‘do more’

Imran Jan | General Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command, said of Pakistan, “I do acknowledge that they have done a lot in...

US peace envoy arrives in Kabul during increased violence

AFP | Senior US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has arrived in Kabul for talks with Afghan leaders, an official said Sunday, in his first trip to...

At least 13 dead in suicide attack on Afghan election rally

AFP | A suicide attack on a political rally in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people on Tuesday, officials said, as the country braces...

15 dead as gunmen storm Afghan govt building, 11 killed in...

AFP | A suicide bomb and gun attack by militants on an Afghan government building in Jalalabad on Tuesday killed at least 15 people, some...

Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

AFP | A suicide attacker blew up a bomb-laden vehicle in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least two civilians and wounding several others, an Afghan...

America’s “Game Changer” approach for victory in Afghanistan

News Analysis | The US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, stated “victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating...

Pulling the plug on Afghanistan

Ikram Sehgal | Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise...

Exclusive Interview : Pakistan an integral part of the Afghan solution;...

The Trump administration is in its seventh month into power, and despite a small troop increase, has yet to announce a clear policy for...

Is Pakistan still indispensable for the US in the region?

US officials have called Pakistan an important ally and one that can bring  Taliban to the talking table. Pakistan is an ally on counterterrorism...

The capture of Tora Bora by Daesh: How will it affect...

News Analysis | Islamic State militants, under pressure from Afghan and U.S. forces, have seized a new stronghold in Tora Bora, a mountainous area dotted...

Trump outsources the Afghan policy to his generals

The Trump Administration has given the discretion of deciding to send thousands of more troops in Afghanistan, paving the way for the military to...

More troops in Afghanistan: A recap of the Vietnam war?

Michael Kugelman | (CNN) In recent days, with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgency continuing to gain steam and America's longest war staggering through its 16th year, analysts have...

Durand Line: Pakistan & Afghan Relations stressed due to a pestering...

Tahir Khan | A heated debate started in Afghanistan after, comments made by Abdul Latif Pedram’s that he considers Durand Line as an “internationally recognized...

Afghanistan’s Options: India’s Treachery or Regional Cooperation

Dr. Shahzad Latif | Back in the 1970s and 80, when the people of Afghanistan needed liberation from the Soviet oppression, Pakistan stood by their side....

Pak-Afghan Border Reopened: Alternatives for Pakistan?

Imtiaz Gul | Behind the scenes, diplomatic efforts, particularly by the United Kingdom, as well as intense lobbying by the business community and civil society...

Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government

KABUL, Afghanistan — Fifteen years, half a trillion dollars and 150,000 lives since going to war, the United States is trying to extricate itself...

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