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The politics of the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Taliban

By Ajmal Shams-Ever since President Ashraf Ghani has assumed office about two years ago, Afghan-Pak relations have witnessed many ups and downs. President Ghani in an exclusive interview with Pakistan’s famous Geo Television about a month ago tried to articulate his country’s case in the strongest possible terms. On this …

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How Bin Laden lived in Pakistani safe haven

By Hafeez Hassanabadi Finally, Bin laden was directly killed by Americans in Pakistani city of Abbottabad. But this killing of Bin laden has created a lot of questions centered on Pakistan; the real questions are yet to come. For example why Pakistan kept saying that Bin Laden is hidden in …

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Of Europe, Syria and anthropogeographic inversion

By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarević How can we observe and interpret—the distance between—success and failure from a historical perspective? This question remains a difficult one to satisfy all with a single answer… The immediate force behind the rapid and successful European overseas projection was actually the combination of two elements. …

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The Afghan crisis: A matter of concern for America and Russia

By Hafeez Hassanabadi There is no doubt that the history of Russian diplomacy has witnessed lots of ups and downs, despite the fact that they take their decisions after considerable deliberations. Before taking any step they always bear in their minds the Russian proverb that “the more the higher you …

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Kashmir will become a second Waziristan if…

By Umar Daud Khattak-Muslims divided the Indian subcontinent that led to the creation of Pakistan. They ruled over Indian subcontinent for about 800 years before the British. There was no such demand of an independent Muslim country during those 800 years when they were ruling. During all these years, they …

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What is street harassment?

By Raziya Masumi-Every Afghan woman has experienced street harassment. It is more than an annoyance. It makes women nervous and insecure as they go about their daily lives, as they go to work, attend university, do their shopping, and even go out with friends for a picnic. It happens everywhere—even …

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Don’t forget about Afghanistan

By Dr. Zia Nezam-Global terrorism has opened subsidiaries in five continents. Attacks are now becoming a tragic routine in the heart of Europe. In this new chaotic environment, Afghanistan has fallen off the radar of media attention. Security today in Afghanistan reflects security tomorrow in other countries. The global community …

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Back to private jihad?

By Afrasiab Khattak-Terminology of “old” and “new” Pakistan has acquired a particular connotation in the recent political discourse in the country. Parallel to that discussion there have also been similar claims and counter claims in debate about the emergence of a new Pakistan in terms of facing the challenge of …

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