November 25, 2017

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Why Russia is Back in Afghanistan

Three decades after a humiliating military defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has returned to the scene. This adds Afghanistan to a long list of hotspots – from Syria and Libya to Venezuela and Ukraine – where Moscow’s low-cost, high-impact foreign policy is challenging the West. In Afghanistan, the Kremlin is covertly supporting the Taliban and other groups, and hosting regional talks with Pakistan, Iran and China. And whereas Moscow ... Read More »

Does Iran’s Chabahar Matter?

To utilize CPEC projects to the advantage of Pakistan in a geo-politically loaded environment, Pakistani leaders will need to pull up their socks. Read More »

Climate Change And A Dry Kabul Wetland

The degraded condition of Kabul’s largest wetland area, and its declaration as a heritage site, are emblematic of Afghanistan’s challenges and efforts to save its water resources. Read More »

Afghan Conflict Needs Closure

India is trying to pin Pakistan down in domestic conflicts, as it expands its influence through trade with Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. Read More »

Invigorating Economy

ECO must strengthen relations with regional blocs such as EU and ASEAN, gaining knowledge and know-how from their experiences. ECO summits must be held on either an annual basis or once every two years rather than five. Read More »

Pakistan: From ‘Do More’ to ‘No More’?

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi talks tough on his country's difficult relations with the US, Afghanistan and India. Read More »

Thoughts on Trump’s Afghan Strategy

If President Trump’s new strategy and the reaction it has received from the current and former US officials and commentators around the world is any evidence, the chances of its success seems pretty low. Read More »

Afghanistan: Winning Strategy?

President Trump has embraced deeper US involvement in Afghanistan in a military campaign he once slammed as futile. Though touted as a conditions-based regional move towards a political solution, the new plan indicates little innovation. Read More »

Pakistan Needs Whole-of-government Approach

Beijing has literally pulled Pakistan out of a generally hostile international environment through the CPEC. Read More »

McCain’s Formula for Success in Afghanistan

Senator John McCain's proposed measures as Afghan strategy can be helpful to some extent, but there is no guarantee they will turn the tide in Afghanistan. Read More »