Tag Archives: Northern Alliance

Yet Another Round of Optimism in Pak-Afghan Relations

Whether Afghanistan’s present internal political polarization and external factors will permit any forward movement in its tricky relations with Pakistan is a huge question mark.

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New Era in Russia-Pakistan Relations?

Bilateral ties have long been rocky, but a recent defense deal marks a turning point.

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India’s New Language of Killing

Early one summer morning in 2008, an aging Toyota car slowed down to turn at the corner next to the Indian Embassy complex in Kabul, transforming itself as it did so into a wall of searing, white light. Fifty-eight people were killed and 141 injured, their bodies torn apart by shock waves, fires, and shards of metal and glass. Inside …

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Afghanistan’s Evolving Election Scenario

Nominations for the Afghan presidency opened on September 16, 2013 and with this milestone the country formally entered the pre-election period. Over the next seven months Afghanistan will be turned into one great reality TV show, watched by the world, while the candidates practice our unique brand of politics. In the run up to nominations, the alternating announcements of electoral …

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