Tag Archives: Taliban

Afghanistan: Should India Talk to the Taliban?

The question is what should India do? Talk to the Taliban or stay away and hope for the best?

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If General Rawat Can Talk to Taliban, Why Not to Kashmiris?

The Indian Army chief rejects unconditional talks with separatists and militants in Indian-administered Kashmir, asserting that any talks in the Valley will be ‘on our terms’. That is plain hypocrisy.

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What next in Afghanistan?

Pakistan has limited cards to play but if played nattily, it has a chance of resetting its relationship with Afghanistan. With India and Iran thinking of establishing links with the Taliban, Pakistan must maintain its watch.   

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Trump Request for Help: Booby-Trap?

In short, Pakistan’s diplomacy is on trial for sure; it, of course, should help its neighbors and also work together with the US for peace in Afghanistan. But one would hope – that for the short-term objective of accommodating US plans – it does not walk into a booby trap in an already explosive situation.

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Afghan Reconciliation Initiatives: Vindication of Pakistan?

The message from Beijing, Moscow, Turkey, and Tehran, as well as most central Asian Republics, is loud and clear; Pakistan alone cannot be held responsible for the problem as well as the resolution.

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View from Delhi: Saving Afghanistan

Defeating terrorism in Afghanistan needs every stakeholder to put aside differences, and acknowledge that the current situation is a danger to all.

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Failing Afghanistan and the World

It's not too late for the United States to help get Afghanistan back on its feet.

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A New Hotbed of Terror in Eastern Afghanistan

The ideological synergy among the Afghan Taliban and Pakistani terrorists in eastern Afghanistan represents a formidable threat, and demands extraordinary action by both Afghanistan and Pakistan to confront it.

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Afghanistan’s Security and the US

President Obama’s decision to delay the withdrawal of all US forces post 2016 is a positive initiative for the future of Afghanistan. This decisive measure will impact stability positively in a strategic but very dangerous region of the world.

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ISIL Poses a Threat to Afghanistan

The ISIL is getting foothold in Afghanistan whose weak government has no counter-terrorism strategy to deal with the emerging threat, warns one Afghan analyst.

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