This timeline highlights the salient developments that shaped the trajectory of the Afghan conflict over the last fifty years. It shows a how a changing constellation of ideologically driven leaders and movements have contributed to and suffered from decades of war at
While the Afghan society is caught in the political crisis, one implication less discussed is the economic collapse of the Afghan economy and the subsequent spillover of the political turmoil in Afghanistan on the Pakistan’s economy and pursuits of regional connectivity. Afghanistan’s
Do you think you can deter people or groups with the atomic bomb? Only to some extent. Kalashnikov (AK-47), another weapon, is responsible for deterrence and far more deaths than the bombs dropped on two Japanese cities; Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Indian commentators are acknowledging that keeping a distance from the Afghan Taliban was a mistake. Now that India has closed down its consulates in Kandahar, Jalalabad and Herat, they are realizing that there are no permanent friends or enemies – only national
By Prof. Dr. Tughral Yamin, Associate Dean, Centre for International Peace & Stability (CIPS), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST). 19 July 2021 The US forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan at a very fast pace and the Taliban are making rapid territorial
By Abdul Basit, Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore. 06 July 2021 As the US is withdrawing, Afghanistan finds itself at history’s crossroads and it seems the history will repeat itself, yet again. The Taliban’s rapid territorial gains,