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Age Of Un-Peace And Responsibility To Rebuild Afghanistan – OpEd

Although there was no uncertainty about the ongoing failure of the US to dislodge Taliban in Afghanistan after twenty years, President Biden addressed the withdrawal of US forces in his speech to the nation on August 16, 2021. People were in favour of his decision to end the war because of the agreement made between …

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Afghan peace: Why Pakistan should no more “do more”

According to Maheen Ahmed, a Research Associate at IPRI, Pakistan has done a lot for Afghanistan and the US, yet there are campaigns falsely accusing Pakistan of not doing enough and derailing the Afghan peace process by supporting the Taliban. However, it is high time that countries realize Pakistan cannot and should not “do more.” …

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Key Takeaways – Afghan Peace Prospects Post US Withdrawal

The US strategic interests in post withdrawal phase emanate from its China containment policy and a desire to retain leverage with competing factions in Afghanistan to deny space for economic expansion to its competitors. After withdrawal, the US would like to keep a very strong intelligence presence to monitor not only Afghanistan but Pakistan, China, …

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Afghan pullout: A precursor to peace or renewed cold war

President Joe Biden recently announced the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan starting May 1, to be completed by September 11, this year. This announcement is being criticized by the retired American generals and pro-establishment politicians, who still see merit in keeping troops in that country. However, Biden’s counterargument which no one could answer was …

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