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 |  Musings from afar  |  4-minute read
Kabul attack, Afghanistan, India-Afghanistan ties, Taliban

New Delhi and the Kabul conundrum

India will have to accept that despite its history with the Taliban and continuing concerns, it will need a proactive engagement policy for durable peace.


 |  5-minute read
Usaairstrike, Mullah baradar, Donaldtrump, Taliban

How Trump handed over Afghanistan to the Taliban

Donald Trump admitted publicly that the Taliban could well take over power in Afghanistan, arguing that the United States cannot be there for another 20 years.


 |  Musings from afar  |  5-minute read
USA, Hamdullah mohib, Pakistan, Taliban

How India will pay a heavy cost for the inaction in Afghanistan

If Afghanistan becomes a haven for extremists and Pakistan-backed proxies become the ultimate arbiters there, India would have the most to lose.


 |  6-minute read
Taliban, Donald Trump, Ashraf Ghani, September 11

18 years after 9/11: Why US troops are still stuck in Afghanistan

The US-Taliban deal is off the table. With elections round the corner, violence is likely to intensify in Afghanistan.


 |  8-minute read
Ayman al-zawahiri, Taliban, Al Qaeda, Pakistan

Meet The Neighbour: Pakistan is behind Al Qaeda chief's message to inflict 'unrelenting blows' on India

Jihadist groups, and their patron, Pakistan, are prepping for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. Their aim is to unleash terror in India. It is a time for us to be on utmost guard.


 |  Letter from Kabul  |  6-minute read
Afghan economy, Donald Trump, Hekmat khalil karzai, Taliban peace talks

Piecing peace together: Why calm in Afghanistan is not just a dream for Hekmat Khalil Karzai

Former deputy Afghan foreign minister Hekmat Karzai discusses the Taliban’s take on peace, how America should withdraw troops and how he moved on from the deep despair of his brother's killing.


 |  2-minute read
Taliban, Social Media, Us troops, Afghanistan

Little Ahmad's Afghan Dance: Why this video of an Afghani kid is the strangest thing on Internet

The video lays bare the spirit of Afghanistan. There's no tomorrow. But there is a now. And it can be celebrated. Despite everything!


 |  2-minute read
Democracy, Afghan people, Taliban, Afghanistan elections

I won a seat in Afghanistan's Parliament. I know what my country needs, and it's not the Taliban

Any talks with the Taliban will remain meaningless if they do not include the Afghan people.


 |  Letter from Kabul  |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, America, Growth, Peace

Old friends, continuing partners: Why India is crucial for Afghanistan's stability and growth

India is Afghanistan's biggest regional donor and has helped the war-torn country with over $3 billion in assistance. But there are deeper bonds between the two nations.


 |  3-minute read
Afghan economy, Afghanistan, Taliban peace talks, Taliban

Free Trade with Taliban? As the US looks set to exit, an entrepreneur from Afghanistan thinks aloud about his country's future

American negotiations with the Taliban have reportedly been on military withdrawal and anti-terror. Why is there no talk about Afghanistan's economic future, banking, tech, even the opium trade?