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Afghanistan interim govt: Pakistan should stick to its guns – Jan...

Jan Achakzai | Imran Khan has said that the current government of Dr. Ashraf Ghani is an impediment in peace talks and as such should...

Why the Taliban are not terrorists? – Imran Jan

Imran Jan | I am a Pashtun straddling both Pakistan and America. The US-Taliban peace talks have reached a point where an elementary understanding of...

Russia sidelines Kabul regime ahead of Taliban-opposition dialogue

News Analysis | Russia has decided to snub the Afghan government in order to ensure the participation of Taliban in the scheduled dialogue between them...

Freed from Pakistan’s custody: Mullah Baradar to lead Taliban in talks...

News Analysis | Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the co-founder of Taliban movement, will be spearheading the ongoing dialogue process for his side against the United...

Who will control Afghanistan?

Imran Jan | Every year the American mega sale event Black Friday falls right after Thanksgiving. The joke among Americans-which I suspect is made by...

Iran says Afghan Taliban were in Tehran for peace talks

AFP | Iran said Monday that the Afghan Taliban have visited Tehran for a second round of peace talks in just a few days aimed...

Trump smart wars: Afghanistan exit as blessing

Sidra Khan | According to Hal Brands, professor of global affairs at Johns Hopkins University, Donald Trump is not a political bolt out the blue, rather...

Zalmay Khalilzad: A pro-Indian lobbyist in Washington

Asif Haroon Raja | Zalmay Khalilzad is an Afghan national belonging to Noorzai clan in Laghman province. He has now an American national and has...

Taliban leader freed after US talks with the group

AFP | A top Taliban commander held in Pakistani detention for more than eight years has been freed, sources said Thursday, in an apparent move...

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...

US and Pakistan strive to improve relations

News Desk | Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua, asserted that both Pakistan and the US are thoughtful on the process of reconciliation in Afghanistan. She...

Car Bomb explodes near Australian convoy in Kabul

News Desk | A car bomb exploded close to a passing Australian embassy staff as they traveled through the Afghan capital, Kabul on March 2,...

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...

Deadlock in Geneva: who is preventing new dialogue on Syria?

Sophie Mangal | The preparations for the next meetings on Syria in Astana and Geneva scheduled for May are gaining momentum. Politicians continue to express...

So who was the real target of “Mother of All Bombs”?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The decision by the US commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, to drop the ‘mother of all bombs’ on an alleged...

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...

Optimistic Fantasy to hope for peace in Afghanistan without talks with...

Dr. Zafar N Jaspal | The increasing violence and the continuity of trans-national terrorist syndicate’s sanctuaries in Afghanistan’s peripheral regions have scared the neighbors of...

Will the US be Attending the Afghan Conference in Moscow?

While, Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson, confirmed on Friday that Pakistan will attend the multi-national peace conference about Afghanistan to be held in Moscow next...

How to get a people’s constitution for peace in Syria?

Sophie Mangal | “Syrian authorities are ready to discuss the new constitution of the country but need to know which opposition structures are ready to...

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...

Terrorist Activities in Damascus: a Hindrance to the Peace Process

Sophie Mangal | While trying to break into the area of Al-Abbasin, near Jobar, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham terrorists launched a surprise and powerful assault on...

Did Pakistanis let the ball drop after Zarb-e-Azb?

Naeem Qurban| With the launch of operation ‘Raad ul Fusaad’, Pakistan’s military and civil government have once again expressed their absolute commitment to eliminate the...

US encourages Pakistan Afghanistan talks and reconciliation with Taliban looks on...

M.K. Bhadrakumar| The United States, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan may be finding themselves on the same page all over again, sooner than one would have...

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...

Afghanistan: Reinforcing Failure in a Lost Cause

Adnan Qaiser| They say if you find yourself fallen into a pit, the first thing to do is stop digging. Afghanistan has long been an...

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