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The Uncertain Strategy of US and NATO in Afghanistan

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On February 17 and 18, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) defense ministers held a virtual conference. One of the highlights of this roundtable was the assessment of the current situation in Afghanistan. NATO defense ministers must decide whether or not to leave Afghanistan within the framework of the February …

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Pakistan’s New Approach to Peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan new approach to peace in Afghanistan

For the last few years, Pakistan has made sincere efforts for an Afghan-led peace process. In this regard, it is important to see that Pakistan is approaching to all the stakeholders in Afghanistan, particularly, the leaders of different ethnic groups. The country recently invited Ahmad Wali Massoud, head of the …

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Who Hinders Peace in Afghanistan?

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The government and the Taliban have made no progress in the second phase of peace talks. The main reason for this is the transfer of political power in Washington and the ambiguity about the new US administration’s approach to the Doha Agreement. The Taliban have also unilaterally left the peace …

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Afghanistan Can Learn Much from Democracy in the US

Afghanistan can learn from democracy in the US

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, along with Kamala Harris as the first woman and the first South Asian American as vice president, was another historic day for American democracy. Drawing parallels between the United States and Afghanistan may seem strange to many, …

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Prospects of Pak-Afghan Trade

Prospects of Pak-Afghan Trade

Afghanistan and Pakistan as neighboring countries, with around 2,600 km long border, rely on each other to a great extent; particularly, in the domain of their trade requirements. Afghanistan, being dominated by insecurity for more than four decades now, does not have strong economic system and requires to import most …

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Pak-Afghan Bonding Relations

Pakistan new approach to peace in Afghanistan

Historically, instability in Afghanistan is not only restricted to its boundaries but affected the whole region. Countries that are directly affected by volatility in Afghanistan are monitoring the situation with great interest. It is because the US has already decreased the number of troops in the country to 2,500 and …

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President Ghani’s Selective Approach Against Corruption

corruption in Afghanistan

The new Afghanistan, after the fall of the Islamic Emirate, has been plagued by all kinds of financial, administrative and moral corruption. Over the past two decades, the sheer scale of corruption has taken its toll on Afghanistan’s institutions, bureaucracy, and national budgets and resources, and Afghanistan is now a …

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Saleh’s Incapacity and Unwillingness to Ensure Security

Saleh's incapacity and unwillingness to ensure Kabul's security

By Zeba Noori Insecurity, bombings, targeted assassinations, armed robberies, the detonation of magnetic mines and, from time to time, rocket fires on different parts of Kabul are the emerging scenes of the capital’s deteriorating security situation. This is while Amrullah Saleh, the former head of National Director of Security (NDS) …

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Increasing Security Concerns in Kabul

Increasing security concerns in Kabul

The increase in target killing, armed robberies and killings of innocent civilians has infuriated the citizens of Kabul and the existing deteriorating situation has created a great challenge for the government. The inhabitants of all major cities in Afghanistan, particularly Kabul, complain about the intensifying insecurity and accuse the security …

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Is Afghanistan Closer to Peace Now?

Is Afghanistan closer to peace now

In recent days, two important events have taken place in connection with the peace process in Afghanistan, which is considered as a new beginning for the peace process. Firstly, the Republican team in the Doha and the Taliban agreed on the basic principles of peace talks, which will pave the …

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