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POLITICS

 |  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.

POLITICS

 |  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.

POLITICS

 |  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.

LIFE

 |  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!

VOICES

 |  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.

POLITICS

 |  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.

POLITICS

 |  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?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Peace, Terrorism, Taliban, US

Why the US is cornered in Afghanistan

Anyone with the slightest idea about Afghan dynamics will know that the 'peace talks' between the US and Taliban will not end well.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Taliban peace talks, Afghanistan, United States of America, Taliban

How America is hastily exiting Afghanistan, leaving it to the the Taliban, China and Pakistan

Even a flawed Afghan government will be better than the Taliban rule, but the US appears to accept any deal in a hurry to get its "boots on the ground" out of Afghanistan.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Taliban, US, Donald Trump, Afghanistan

US withdrawing troops from Afghanistan: Instead of whining softly, India must be hard-headed and hard-hearted too

This is the time for Delhi to use years of goodwill and investments in Kabul. We must remember, there is never anything constant in Afghanistan where every change presents us with an opportunity.