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Vietnam and Afghanistan Wars: Does History Repeat itself or Rhyme?

Jamal Hussain | History repeats itself,” the original adage was reportedly modified by Mark Twain to read “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.”  A...

Former hostage freed by Pakistan arrested on sexual assault charges

AFP | A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges...

Taliban raped wife, killed daughter said Joshua Boyle after safe return...

News Analysis | Joshua Boyle, the Canadian citizen who was rescued along with his American wife, Caitlan Coleman and three children in an Intelligence-based operation...

The flaws in the master plan

Afrah Jamal | The master plan chalked out in a piece, ‘Calling Pakistan’s Bluff’ by Whitney Kassel and Philip Reiner in Foreign Affairs (14 July 2017) came laden with glaring...

Trump’s Afghanistan strategy is simply old wine in a new bottle

Michael Kugelman | Afghanistan has suffered through a harrowing summer, even by the nightmarish standards of a country convulsed by conflict for decades. A cycle of...

The key to peace in Afghanistan: Bringing all the regional players...

Imtiaz Gul | The Trump administration plans to beef up its nearly 9000 troops with another 4,000 with the stated objective of training and assisting...

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...

The power struggle in Afghanistan: Who will emerge victorious?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | What on earth has brought the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to Afghanistan? The most obvious explanation could be that...

Ashraf Ghani’s outburst: How should Pakistan handle the situation?

Imtiaz Gul | Political temperatures spiked to unprecedented levels with a May 31 terrorist attack in Kabul that has left about 150 people dead. Afghan...

Bombs for the Taliban: Is the US prolonging the Afghan war,...

News Analysis | Amid increasing turmoil in Afghanistan, top US officials, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have given a good...

US’ plan to destabilize Iran: “Dark Prince” appointed as head of...

James M. Dorsey | The Trump administration, this week, appeared to take a potential step closer to backing efforts plotted by Saudi Arabia and the...

Reactions and repercussions of the Kabul attack

At least 80 people were killed and hundreds critically wounded when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush...

Will US acknowledgement of Pakistan’s concerns over Indian influence in Afghanistan...

Top spymasters in the US have admitted that Pakistan deems increasing Indian footprint in Afghanistan detrimental to its interests and hence it will go...

The Afghan Quagmire: Kabul is not the only victim!

Saad Yousaf | Over the last few weeks, the unwieldy Unity government in Kabul has been facing multifaceted challenges. Afghan Taliban’s gains in Northern Afghanistan...

US Troop surge in Afghanistan: Will it work this time?

News Analysis | Following swift incursions being made by a resurgent Taliban, top US security and foreign affairs aides have proposed a new strategy for...

Ex-Indian Ambassador to Pakistan suggests that India support Afghanistan & not...

Jamal Hussain| Satish Chandra, a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan has penned an article where he has recommended to the Indian government to openly...

Will Hekmatyar’s return cause division in Afghanistan?

After a lapse of 20 years, former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned to Kabul on Thursday. His return was met with a mixture of uneasiness...

How RAW uses ‘Terrorism’ as a tool to pose threat to...

Zeeshan Shahid Khan | Military and political strategists throughout history, such as Chanakya and Machiavelli, have philosophized how tactics of terrorism and cruelty may be...

Afghan Army’s biggest set back: Has Trump’s ‘Mother of all Bombs’...

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | In a gruesome attack on the Afghan National Army headquarters, more than 100 people lost their lives. The military formation...

Pak-Afghan relations improving as both countries review previous no go areas

Imtiaz Gul | Multi-tier border management mechanism, a Pakistani demand stone-walled by Kabul on the pretext that "terrorists don't use regular border crossings". Ahead of the...

Peace in Afghanistan necessary to defeat ISIS in the region

Imdad Hussain | Islamic State’s presence in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan is a source of concern not just to Pakistan, but to other countries...

Trump’s first drone strike inside Pakistan: What does it mean?

Shiffa Yousafzai | According to international news agencies, and reports by Pakistani media, two suspected militants were killed on Thursday, Mar 2, by a U.S...

Since when did the Taliban start caring about trees

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban group in Afghanistan on Sunday used a rare public statement in the name of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, to...

Pakistan 2016: Sandwiched between hostile India & Afghanistan; Will 2017 be...

Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | PAKISTAN’S relations with its eastern and western neighbours are not very optimistic at the beginning of 2017. Both India and...

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