S. Mudassir Ali Shah

Siege of Ghazni

Trump’s South Asia strategy has gone awry in Afghanistan. Published Aug 19, 2018 07:20am

Hell on earth

Civilians have taken the brunt of the assaults in Afghanistan. Published Aug 05, 2018 07:27am

Glimmer of hope

Before Dostum can prop up the head of state, he will have to clear his own name. Published Jul 26, 2018 05:57am

Tragedy in Kabul

These are deadly times for Afghan journalists. Updated May 03, 2018 12:08pm

A damp squib

The Taliban are not ready for direct talks with Kabul. Published Apr 01, 2018 06:49am

A gory Nauroze

IS is seeking to sow divisions between Sunnis and Shias. Updated Mar 24, 2018 09:33am

Ghani’s initiative

How the rebels will respond to Ghani’s offer remains to be seen. Published Mar 02, 2018 06:59am

A rare overture

The Afghan Taliban’s propaganda has evolved. Published Feb 19, 2018 07:27am

Dangerous gamble

Restrictions on Pakistan won’t halt attacks in Afghanistan. Published Jan 11, 2018 07:11am

Election in limbo

Afghanistan requires a smooth transition. Published Dec 17, 2017 07:29am

Winning strategy?

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

McCain’s formula

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

A gathering storm

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

Setback to peace

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

Kabul in a fix

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

Border flare-up

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

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