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S. Mudassir Ali Shah

Kabul in a fix

Kabul in a fix

More boots on the ground will set back progress. Published Jun 08, 2017 02:33am
Border flare-up

Border flare-up

Kabul should know that trust is a two-way street. Updated May 10, 2017 03:33am
Balkh bloodbath

Balkh bloodbath

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

Spoiler-in-chief

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

Bait-and-switch?

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

Fall of Sangin

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

War in perpetuity

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

Border blockade

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

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

A sorry legacy

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

Rise of IS

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

Hekmatyar’s return

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

Reluctant warrior?

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

Perplexed POTUS

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

Smooth succession

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

New negotiator

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

Open-ended stay?

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

New peace push

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

New game plan?

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

The Kunduz fiasco

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