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Salman Rafi Sheikh

Salman Rafi Sheikh

15 Posts

With US support, the Taliban are en route to political leg...

The fact that the US continues to struggle to find a way out of Afghanistan through a negotiated political settlement among the various stakeholders i...

Ultimate gainers of Afghan power struggle will be US and T...

Whereas the US-Taliban ‘peace deal’ was supposed to be followed by an ‘intra-Afghan’ talks involving all Afghan stakeholders,...

Political dimensions of bid to create a separate “South Pu...

Even though the issue of dividing Pakistan’s most populous province, the Punjab, is not a new one, the fact that the incumbent government of Pak...

Is the Afghan “peace deal” crumbling?

Whereas the US-Taliban ‘truce deal’ is historic in many ways, the fact that real peace in Afghanistan remains hostage to complex power dyn...

India’s bid to isolate Pakistan fails

Trump hugging Modi It was exactly a year ago when an India-Pakistan military stand-off produced cross border strikes in which an Indian jet was d...

Issues that’ll arise after the US-Taliban deal

An US-Taliban shared “understanding” of peace is a prerequisite for any meaningful change to take place in Afghanistan.  Now that an...

Why will the Afghan war come to an end?

According to latest reports, the US and the Taliban have finalized a peace deal and the US President Donald Trump has conditionally approved it. Th...

OIC which ignores Kashmir is of no use to Pakistan

Imran Khan with Mahathir Mohamad If Kashmir is the most important factor in Pakistan’s foreign policy at both the regional and global level...

Why US is obsessed with CPEC

The Multan-Sukkur motorway is one of the biggest transport infrastructure project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Photo: Xinhua T...

Afghanistan Talks: Will US-Iran conflict affect the outcom...

Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Office spokesman It is reported that US-Taliban talks are once again reaching a conclusive stage. With reports of a...

Pakistan-US ties have to come out of the trap of war

Shah Mahmood Qureshi with Mike Pompeo Last week, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant for national security, Moeed Yusuf,...

Pakistan must help prevent an US-Iran war in its own inter...

Pompo and Bajwa US-Iran hostility, whilst not being a new one, has perhaps never been so close to turning into actual hostilities as today. While...

Will 2020 see an end to the US’ longest war?

Trump with Afghan Presidnt Ashraf Ghani Despite the fact that the year 2019 saw the US and the Taliban almost doing a peace deal and agreeing...

Upheavals in Pakistan signal qualitative political change

A Special Court constituted by the Supreme Court to hear the ‘high treason’ case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s ex...

The US resumes talks with the Taliban in a blind alley

While the fact that the US has resumed talks with the Taliban is in itself a positive development, the underlying ‘Trump-ian’ assumption t...