Bangla Sunday, April 05, 2020

Conflict Diaries

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...