Category Archives: Asia

ISI, Maoists, urban naxals Why the 2019 LS poll is the most threatened one

By Vicky Nanjappa There has been an intelligence report from the United States that suggests that there would be a spike in Pakistan sponsored terror attacks in India. This comes in the wake of several such intelligence reports in India

US intelligence damns BJP’s Hindutva

The portions relating to the regional security scenario in South Asia in the report titled “Worldwide Threat Assessment” by the US intelligence community presented to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington on January 29 make grim reading.

ISIS Presence in Afghanistan and threat to central Asian states

By Interaction Desk It seems true that the United States is facilitating the rise of ISIS in Afghanistan due to which has become cautious and active to counter ISIS threat. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with his Pakistani counterpart

The all-new great game

By C. Christian Fair Piles of second-hand motorcycles headed to the bowels of Afghanistan, serpentine queues of brightly painted trucks, petrol-filled jerrycans piled up by the roadside: there’s nothing to show that this is among the world’s most dangerous roads.

Taliban & Daesh have diverse interest

By Nusrat Mirza It is beyond doubt that ISIL or ISIS or Daesh has been created by USA and its allies just to further check Russia. Iran and Russia have defeated ISIL in Syria and last base of ISIS in

Great Game in Kabul, Redux

India should try and prevent a complete Taliban takeover in Kabul, but it may have to tolerate a government with Taliban elements in it By Shyam Saran The US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, who has been negotiating face

Taliban say Moscow talks with Afghan politicians “very successful”

The extraordinary two-day gathering in Moscow saw Taliban leaders stand shoulder-to-shoulder with former president Hamid Karzai, who called the insurgents his “brothers” as both sides agreed to seek lasting peace. The Taliban on Wednesday hailed unprecedented talks with Afghan politicians

End the war in Afghanistan

It is time to bring American soldiers back home By Tyler Hicks On Sept. 14, 2001, Congress wrote what would prove to be one of the largest blank checks in the country’s history. The Authorization for Use of Military Force

Making the best of a bad situation

That’s just the worst-case scenario, though, and it’s possible that events might not unfold entirely like that, or that Iran is even considering such a Machiavellian strategy in the first place. Having said that, it’s extremely unlikely that any “best-case

Chill in the Valley

The non-initiation of dialogue is an immense disservice to our security forces. The momentum of internal talks must be matched by reviving the same with Pakistan By Maj Gen (R) Ashok K Mehta A deeply poignant moment of the 70th