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Conflict Diaries

Afghanistan: The Taliban have reasons to rejoice

Recent ‘disclosures’ by the New York Times about alleged Russian involvement in the killing of US troops in Afghanistan hav...

Modi’s tentative bid to “reset” China policy

Although the Narendra Modi government’s China policy is linked to the US’ Asia-Pacific strategy, which defines China as an...

Sino-Indian clash stems from India’s becoming a US pawn in...

Indian soldiers At first glance, the India-China clash in Ladakh appears to be a typical border dispute leading to violence. But...

Why Pakistan does not want a total Taliban victory?

Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa holds a one-on-one meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on June 9, 202...

Deployment of maritime surveillance aircraft P8Is in the H...

P-8I maritime aircraft of Indian Navy India is planning to use the maritime surveillance aircraft P-8I in the Himalayas and th...

India loses ground as Pakistan’s Gen. Bajwa visits Kabul

Chairman Afghan High Council Dr. Abdullah Abdullah receives Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa when the latter visited the...

Trump’s mock battle with China is meant to help win the co...

Whereas the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 and its devastating impact on economic and social life, US President Donald Trump...

Afghan government’s tough stance puts the US-Taliban deal...

The US-Taliban ‘peace negotiations’ were long and hard, but the ‘intra-Afghan’ peace process that started after...

War on COVID-19 will shift balance of power from US to Chi...

Historically, wars fought between empires or coalitions of countries, as in the First World War and Second World War, have changed the...

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...

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...

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 go...

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 co...

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 I...

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.&nbs...

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...

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 de...

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&rsqu...