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Conflict Diaries

Odds remain against India in Afghanistan

Village elders meeting in Marja, in March 2010. Photo: The New York Times Despite India’s hurried participation in the rec...

How a Pak-China front is adding to India’s Kashmir woes

The fact that the UNSC does not recognize India’s claims is evident from the way it continues to maintain its direct presence...

Pak-US ties remain under the shadow of ‘terrorism’

Pakistan and the US continue to cooperate in Afghanistan to bring about a political settlement and end the US’ longest war. But...

China-US ‘de-coupling’ will shake Asia too

While this remains to be seen whether the US would actually ‘de-couple’ from China or not, a decision involving ‘de...

Kabul should work for an all-inclusive political structure...

President Trump at Bagram Air Base in Kabul in November 2019 When Afghanistan’s ‘Loya Jirga’ arrived at a cons...

Indifference of other countries blocks US bid to create an...

US-China ‘tensions’ are undoubtedly at the centre of tectonic changes taking place at the global level. Whereas the US is...

Pakistan’s ‘brotherly ties’ with Saudi Arabia are under ge...

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Mecca in June 2019  Geo-politics...

A year after Kashmir’s annexation, India is far from stron...

Even a year after the Modi sarkar’s decision to scrap Kashmir’s Special Status and thereby annex it, the regional balance o...

Strong case for regionalizing Pakistan’s foreign policy

With the US-China rivalry turning fast into a ‘New Cold War’ and the US openly calling for an anti-China coalition, there i...

Tied to US’ apron strings, India has had to give way to Ch...

A deep strategic partnership with Iran appears to work for Beijing at both the regional and the global strategic landscapes. The fact t...

Iran has no interest in keeping the US tied down in Afghan...

The seemingly unending US-Iran tussle has spread to a number of areas---Syria, Iraq and Venezuela. In these places, their interests div...

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...