Tag Archives: Taliban

What Does the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for South Asia?

The Iran nuclear deal has unveiled new dynamics for South Asia and the Middle East with fundamental implications for the regional balance of power as well as India and Pakistan’s engagement with Iran.

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Afghan Peace Talks: Pakistan in a Quandary – Again

With its peace plan stalled, Islamabad is wary of ‘spoilers and detractors’ in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations: Will Narratives Change?

Ashraf Ghani finds himself pitched against deeply-entrenched beliefs about Pakistan in Afghanistan’s security establishment.

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Afghanistan: Talks’ Endorsement

Mullah Omar’s pro-talks message is a morale booster for Ghani.

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Beyond the Brazen Attack on Afghan Parliament

The attack on the Afghan parliament was a grim reminder the militants are hard to vanquish on the battlefield. The spike in violence has put Afghanistan’s rag-tag security forces under more pressure than at any time in the past six months.

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Pakistan’s Polio Challenge: A Crippling Fear

Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces are prone to a large outbreak of polio if they do not reform their immunization drives.

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Presence of ISIL in Afghanistan and Central Asia

Currently, ISIL does not seem to be operating in Afghanistan or Central Asian countries; yet, all necessary measures should be taken by the regional governments to take away the hope of ISIL surviving in the region.

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Turkey’s Role in Post-2014 Afghanistan

One analyst thinks that Turkey's most successful foreign policy has been that practiced in Afghanistan during the past ten years.

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A Tumultuous Year for Pakistan

The country needs to learn lessons from other crisis-stricken states facing the difficult challenge of insurgencies.

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Terrorism: Pakistan Needs Homeland Security Command

In the aftermath of massacre at a Peshawar school, one analyst suggests Pakistan must establish a single dedicated and effective single command and control mechanism. Internal security forces protecting strategic assets and countering terrorism, he suggests, must come under a “Homeland Security Command”. 

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