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America— on which side of Afghan peace?

America— on which side of Afghan peace?

Killing of Taliban leader Akhter Mansour was a gross error of judgement on America’s part. He had managed the Taliban very well as proxy of Mullah Omar for nearly two years after Omar’s death, and had succeeded in making them part of negotiations, till abortive second round of Murree peace process. Outbreak of Mullah Omar’s […]

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Yes, No, Yes of Afghan peace process

Yes, No, Yes of Afghan peace process

Since Karzai era, sinking economy, perpetuating corruption and incompetent security agencies have marred Afghanistan’s domestic environment. No wonders the fault lines that prompt Afghan leadership towards blaming Pakistan for everything that could go wrong in Afghanistan are snowballing.  At a time when President Ashraf Ghani should be unveiling a viable political framework for talks with […]

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In Tandem: Spring offensive & Peace process

In Tandem: Spring offensive & Peace process

With the Taliban’s declaration of Spring Offensive, fighting is likely to pick up the usual momentum. Last year was a turbulent year for the Afghan government, its security forces and the people. Taliban undertook numerous tactical attacks alongside takeover of small and medium size urban centres for varying duration. Alongside, Taliban went through leadership transformation […]

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Prospects of Afghan peace process!

Prospects of Afghan peace process!

Two suicide attacks one each in Kabul and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan and prompt claiming of responsibility by the Taliban could be another conspiracy to derail the upcoming direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Afghan conflict often throws up events that remain shrouded in mystery. Disruption of second round of Murree peace […]

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