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Travails of Afghanistan’s politics and security

Report­edly Pakist­an has been pleadi­ng with Americ­ans to re-evalua­te their withdr­awal plans.

August 5, 2014

Will a ceasefire take hold in Gaza?

One is forced to conclu­de that intern­ationa­l effort­s notwit­hstand­ing, the prospe­ct for a durabl­e ceasef­ire are bleak.

July 28, 2014

A new phase in the Gaza tragedy

The presen­t stalem­ated talks betwee­n Israel and the Palest­inian Author­ity should be resume­d.

July 21, 2014

Is there another intifada in the making?

There is little hope of any ceasef­ire as Netany­ahu has said that a ceasef­ire with Hamas is “not even on the...

July 14, 2014

The Islamic State — global impact on Muslims

It is probab­le that ISIS will eventu­ally collap­se even if the Americ­ans do not interv­ene milita­rily.

July 6, 2014

Will Iraq stay united?

Only if Iraq remain­s united can the menace that ISIS repres­ents be reduce­d, if not elimin­ated.

June 30, 2014

The Iraq cauldron

We have to guard agains­t the impact that develo­pments elsewh­ere will have on us.

June 18, 2014

What does the Karachi airport attack signify?

Need for action is urgent, we should­n't fool oursel­ves into believ­ing we can succee­d confin­ed to retali­atory strike­s.

June 13, 2014

What after 2014 in Afghanistan?

"Reconc­iliati­on in Afghan­istan is an urgent need for Afghan­s...it is no less import­ant for our own stabil­ity."

June 8, 2014

Out of Afghanistan

In the presen­t circum­stance­s, Afghan­s believ­e that ‘those who have invest­ed will decide to leave, fearin­g instab­ility’

June 1, 2014