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S. Mudassir Ali Shah

Balkh bloodbath

The raid will demoralise the troops. Published Apr 25, 2017 06:59am


The US should have attended the latest Afghan peace talks. Published Apr 16, 2017 06:59am


The fencing project is going to be a Herculean task. Updated Apr 03, 2017 01:37pm

Fall of Sangin

The district is one of Afghanistan’s deadliest battlefields. Published Mar 26, 2017 07:00am

War in perpetuity

Afghan rebels look poised to wait out foreign forces. Published Mar 19, 2017 07:20am

Border blockade

Kabul and Islamabad must keep supply routes open. Published Mar 05, 2017 07:10am

Out of the shadows

Hekmatyar’s re-entry into politics will boost the culture of impunity. Published Feb 07, 2017 02:46am

A sorry legacy

The Afghan war will be a challenge for Trump. Published Jan 22, 2017 06:55am

Rise of IS

IS has shaken Kabul, which can hardly cope with the situation. Published Nov 24, 2016 01:16am

Hekmatyar’s return

For Kabul, the pact is a giant step towards reconciliation. Published Sep 25, 2016 01:17am

Reluctant warrior?

Obama has chosen to prolong the war in Afghanistan. Published Jul 19, 2016 02:47am

Perplexed POTUS

Obama’s inconsistent Afghan policy has confused Americans. Published Jun 19, 2016 04:23am

Smooth succession

Maulvi Haibatullah’s election indicates the Afghan Taliban are united. Published May 29, 2016 01:29am

New negotiator

A tough task awaits the chief of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council. Published Feb 23, 2016 03:34am

Open-ended stay?

America’s longest war appears to be getting longer. Published Jan 31, 2016 06:48am

New peace push

Ashraf Ghani’s presence here can revive the peace process. Updated Dec 11, 2015 10:15am

New game plan?

The Kunduz offensive has shown the Afghan forces’ weaknesses. Published Oct 20, 2015 06:57am

The Kunduz fiasco

Kunduz has long been struggling with bad governance. Published Oct 04, 2015 01:56am

Peace talks on ice

The world should not allow Afghanistan to drop off the agenda again. Published Aug 17, 2015 06:24am

Murree, round two

Pakistan can infuse legitimacy into the Afghan peace process. Published Jul 30, 2015 01:17am