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S. Mudassir Ali Shah

Winning strategy?

Winning strategy?

The way forward in Afghanistan remains blurred. Published Aug 23, 2017 07:18am
McCain’s formula

McCain’s formula

Will his proposal turn the Afghan tide? Published Aug 13, 2017 07:27am
A gathering storm

A gathering storm

The Dostum episode reflects the growing crisis in Kabul. Published Jul 20, 2017 07:13am
Setback to peace

Setback to peace

Pouring more troops into Afghanistan will not work. Published Jul 02, 2017 04:12am
Kabul in a fix

Kabul in a fix

More boots on the ground will set back progress. Updated Jul 24, 2017 09:33am
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