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India’s Strategic Dilemma: Engagement or Disengagement with the Taliban

India's unwillingness to engage in peace talks with the Taliban when other regional and global actors are actively dealing with the insurgents in the...
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

The Perception of India Under Narendra Modi: The National-International Convolution

The national elections in 2014 and 2019 underlined a key feature of the evolving Indian political system -- absolute majority over coalition governments. Bewildered...

Gilgit-Baltistan Elections: A Reason Behind Continuous Friction in the Status of Kashmir

In a recent development, the Pakistani Supreme Court on April 30, allowed its government to conduct upcoming general elections and set up a caretaker...
Afghan refugee

Afghan Refugees in India in the Time of Coronavirus

The lockdown in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has put all of us at risk in terms of financial, mental and physical health. However,...
NATO troops returning to base in Afghanistan

Jittery NATO in Afghanistan: A Reluctant and Discordant Coalition Partner, Part 7

In this last analysis among a seven-part study on Afghanistan, Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines...
PM Modi, Hamid Karzai, Ashraf Ghani

Pakistan’s Scourge in Afghanistan: Modern-Day Shah Shujas, US and India, Part 6

In this sixth article among a seven-part study on Afghanistan, Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, discusses...
President Ashraf Ghani and PM Imran Khan

Afghan-Pakistan Frenemity: The Fifth Province Syndrome, Part 5

In this fifth analysis among a seven-part study on Afghanistan, Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, discusses...

Lack of Strategic Reserve Leaves India Dry in a Slumping Crude Oil Market

Since the beginning of the year 2020, the global crude oil market has entered an unchartered territory that has been unprecedented, unpredictable, and uncertain...
Afghan Army soldier

Civil War Returns: Revenge and Score Settling in Afghanistan, Part 4

In this fourth analysis among a seven-part study on Afghanistan, Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines...