Afghanistan
Climate Change & Environmental Degradation: Impacts of War in Afghanistan

Introduction
In the beginning of this month (February 2024) a three-day international conference on climate change was organized by the Nangarhar University situated in Jalalabad, the capital city of the eastern Nangarhar province of Afgh....

Taliban Interim Administration: A Review of its Regional Engagements in 2023

Introduction
The year 2023 marks the second anniversary of the Taliban’s return to power in Kabul. After more than two years of the takeover, Afghanistan is still in the middle of a deep humanitarian crisis and a grappling economy amids....

The Deportation of the Afghan Refugees from Iran

Introduction
In recent developments, it has been observed that large scale deportation of Afghan refugees from Iran is in process, after Abdul Rahman Rashid, the Minister of Refugees and Repatriation in Afghanistan, announced that more th....

Is a Demographic Shift underway in Northern Afghanistan?

In the two years since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan significant developments have been unfolding in the country’s Northern provinces. This article looks at two specific developments – first, the relocation of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan ....

Twenty Months In, The Taliban Endures As The World’s ‘Catch-22’

Amid controversial observations about the Taliban’s potential recognition[1], the world is yet to arrive at an understanding, let alone a consensus, on what to make of the ultr....

Russia's Approach to Afghanistan

Developments in Afghanistan have always aroused Russian minds. In the words of Amb Raghavan, since the eighteenth century, Russia's strategic planning has been driven by the search for secure borders, buffer zones and warm waters. To further understa....

International Order and Taliban: Theory and Practice

Afghanistan has historically been on the fringe of global politics while also being unexpectedly and tragically entangled in international processes. It was afflicted throughout the 20th century by linkages to the outside world. The Soviets invasion ....

AFGHANISTAN: Through the Fog of Instability

Afghanistan is a country that has seen more devastation than prosperity, especially in the last 20 years. The resurgence of the Taliban and its cat-and-mouse game with the West has brought the once lively nation on the brink of starvation and decline....

Peshawar Bombing likely to Heighten Stress in Pakistan-Taliban Relations

Taliban’s triumph in Afghanistan in August 2021 was seen as a strategic victory for Pakistan. But the initial euphoria considerably withered away in the course of the following months, by the general drift in the Pakistan-Taliban relations. Two fac....

Killing of al-Zawahiri: U.S. Counter-terrorism Operations, Future of Al Qaeda and Implications for Taliban, Pakistan, other Stakeholders and India

… al-Zawahiri’s killing could be the beginning of a new road instead of its end, depending on how the Taliban evolves from here ... Taliban is caught between devil and deep-sea ... There is enormous pressures from international community ... Will....

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