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Afghan Peace Talks

Taliban Founder Mullah Baradar Noticeably Absent From Key Functions, Dissent Rumoured

Taliban largely remains a cohesive institution; Friction may not amount to a serious threat to the Taliban, experts say.

16 September 2021

Afghan Rivals End Talks In Doha With No Breakthrough, To Meet Again

‘The Afghan government and Taliban agreed to continue negotiations at a high level until a settlement is reached’


As US, NATO Pull Out From Afghanistan, Central European Leaders Worry Of Migration ‘Wave’

Central European countries have been critical of EU migration policies and have accused the bloc of fostering inequality among its members that diminishes their influence.


Love Thy Neighbour: A Stable Afghanistan Is What Pakistan Needs Right Now

Pakistan badly needs stability in Afghanistan. The dire alternative is refugee influx, TTP mayhem.

20 August 2021

Afghan Crisis: Peace Negotiation Only Answer, Says Jaishankar At SCO Meeting

Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation met in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Wednesday to discuss the situation in neighbouring Afghanistan where the Taliban claims it controls nearly 85 per cent of the territory.


Withdrawal Symptoms

Afghanistan is at a crossroads as foreign troops prepare to leave

02 July 2021

Return Of The Taliban: India's Limited Options In Afghanistan

India has from the beginning backed the democratically elected government, whether of Hamid Karzai in the past or Ashraf Ghani now.

22 July 2021

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Game Theories

With US and NATO troops slated to depart in September, the future of Afghanistan is at stake. India needs to secure its interests by engaging with the Taliban at the international talks.

30 April 2021

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29 March 2021
Does The Road To Peace In Afghanistan Go Through Kashmir?

Does The Road To Peace In Afghanistan Go Through Kashmir?

Given the complicated regional dynamics, the Afghan peace process is unlikely to yield results unless the Kashmir issue is also addressed


27 November 2020
What Happens If American Troops Withdraw From Afghanistan?

What Happens If American Troops Withdraw From Afghanistan?

America’s retreat means handing over Afghanistan to Pakistan on a platter, says former Indian envoy to Kabul


22 November 2020
Mike Pompeo Meets Afghan Government Officials, Taliban Representatives In Doha

Mike Pompeo Meets Afghan Government Officials, Taliban Representatives In Doha

Meet comes in the backdrop of stalled peace negotiations and rising violence in Afghanistan


17 November 2020
UN Official Warns Of Humanitarian Disaster If Talks Fail In Afghanistan

UN Official Warns Of Humanitarian Disaster If Talks Fail In Afghanistan

No breakthrough in talks between government negotiators and Taliban in Qatar


06 November 2020
A Friend In The White House

A Friend In The White House

More than the person occupying the White House on Inauguration Day, Geopolitical dynamics will influence the trajectory of US relations with India and its...


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03 November 2020
Afghans Mourn Those Killed In Horrific IS University Attack

Afghans Mourn Those Killed In Horrific IS University Attack

The Islamic State affiliate also claimed the earlier attack on October 24 that killed 24 young students.


29 October 2020
Face A Plumed Serpent

Face A Plumed Serpent

Talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are underway in Doha. After avoiding the Taliban for long, India must now accept reality and engage with...


27 October 2020
‘Shared Concerns And Interests’ Discussed By India And US Ahead Of 2+2 Dialogue

‘Shared Concerns And Interests’ Discussed By India And US Ahead Of 2+2 Dialogue

Ahead of the 2+2 dialogue, S. Jaishankar and Pompeo held a bilateral meeting and discussed a range of key issues of strategic importance on Monday evening.


18 April 2020
With US Waging War Against Coronavirus, How The Pandemic Has Stalled Peace Talks In Afghanistan

With US Waging War Against Coronavirus, How The Pandemic Has Stalled Peace Talks In Afghanistan

Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries. With healthcare structure in shambles, peace talks involving the Taliban and the United States are unlikely in the...


06 March 2020
It's Advantage Pakistan As US-Taliban Peace Agreement Makes India Wary

It's Advantage Pakistan As US-Taliban Peace Agreement Makes India Wary

Pakistan is certain to extract its pound of flesh for bringing Taliban to the talks table with US. Anti-India terrorist activities could also get a boost


21 February 2020
US To Sign Peace Deal With Taliban on Feb 29: Mike Pompeo

US To Sign Peace Deal With Taliban on Feb 29: Mike Pompeo

The partial truce will mark a historic step in more than 18 years of gruelling conflict in Afghanistan and would pave the way for a deal that could,...


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29 November 2019
'Way Too Early,' Says Taliban After Trump Announces Resumption Of Peace Talks With Them

'Way Too Early,' Says Taliban After Trump Announces Resumption Of Peace Talks With Them

US President Donald Trump on Thursday had said the Taliban 'wants to make a deal'.


23 October 2019
China Invites Taliban For Two-Day Conference To Discuss Afghan Problem

China Invites Taliban For Two-Day Conference To Discuss Afghan Problem

The US and Taliban spent the past year negotiating a deal that would have seen the Pentagon pull troops from Afghanistan.


08 October 2019
Afghan Taliban Frees 3 Indian Hostages In Exchange For 11 Top Militants: Reports

Afghan Taliban Frees 3 Indian Hostages In Exchange For 11 Top Militants: Reports

The release of three of the five Indian hostages follows key meetings between US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and...


04 October 2019
PM Imran Khan Did Not Meet Taliban Delegation: Pak PM's Top Aide

PM Imran Khan Did Not Meet Taliban Delegation: Pak PM's Top Aide

Several local and international media outlets had reported that prime minister Khan and the Taliban Political Commission (TPC), led by its head Mullah Abdul...


25 September 2019
With Collapse Of US-Taliban Talks, NSA O’Brien Faces Challenging Times Ahead

With Collapse Of US-Taliban Talks, NSA O’Brien Faces Challenging Times Ahead

Would O’Brien be able to meet the elevated challenges in his new role of guiding US security policies and fine-tuning peace talks with hostile groups like...


10 September 2019
Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban Are 'Dead', Says Donald Trump

Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban Are 'Dead', Says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump stunned the world on Saturday when he announced the cancellation of a secret meeting with the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf...


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