Afghanistan

Shia Crescent and the Rise of Taliban

With India clueless and dazed, its future in Afghanistan is getting grimmer with China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran on the same page, and its ally, the US, solely interested in getting out of there, at least as of now.

The Deadly triangle, United States and the dilemmas of a dithering India

India’s Afghan problem is bigger than what is made out to be! Not only in terms of the American squeeze on Jammu and Kashmir, or troop-deployment at the Pakistan and China border, there is a lot to watch out for as US troops prepare to leave the landlocked country

Afghan Polls: All Fingers Crossed

The election results and how the new government accommodates Taliban will decide whether it will end the relentless conflict and daily violence and deaths in this region.

US-Pak: Pompeo’s visit and looming uncertainty

Trump has unequivocally rescinded military aid to Pakistan, which will become the only issue that Pompeo will have to address in his state visit

“The world changed because of 1979”: Satish Jacob on the Afghan-Soviet War and its relevance today

Satish Jacob was one of the first Indian reporters on the ground in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion of 1979. For over 40 years, Jacob has witnessed history in the making again and again. In this conversation with HNFP, he narrates the story of the 1979 Afghan-Soviet War and how it changed the world. Also below is a brief explainer on the way this war reshaped the world.

High-level Pakistan-China-Afghan talks underway in Beijing

The dialogue is part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s initiative for strengthening of relations and developing cooperation between the three countries.

Taliban suicide bomber kills 35 in Kabul

While claiming responsibility for the attack, Taliban claimed that several […]