Tag Archives: Durand Line

View from Pakistan: India’s Proxy Hybrid War in Afghanistan Costing Lives

India is the only country in the world that has no interest in peace in Afghanistan. On the contrary Delhi wants continued strife because peace will end the pressure on Pakistan and bring the Taleban as a major political force.

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New Low in Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations

Pakistan may not be doing enough to deny the Afghan Taliban a safe haven on its soil, but Afghan President Ashraf Ghani must also appreciate the reality that trust is a two-way street. His intransigence has upset peace proponents.

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Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Blockade

Will Islamabad see the patent reality that the road to Central Asia lies through Afghanistan?

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Iran’s Chabahar Port and the Strategic Turf Wars

Iran’s Chabahar port is challenging the significance of Pakistan’s Gwadar deep sea port. The project is strategically important particularly for India due to its land access to Afghanistan and Central Asia which is otherwise blocked by the territory of Pakistan.

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Why the Durand Line Matters

Afghan officials have at times accused Pakistan of being less than honest in pushing the Afghan Taliban for talks with Kabul. Before making such statements, those same officials should also try to understand Pakistan’s deep concerns about Afghanistan’s stance on their common border. At present, Afghanistan does not officially recognize the international border with Pakistan. Instead, it has territorial claims on areas …

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