Scientists had made progress in developing vaccines against Covid. What will happen now?
The continuing international isolation of the Afghan Taliban has exacerbated the situation.
It will be hard for the government on its own to keep the coalition working.
The ambiguity around the terms of negotiations has made the talks extremely controversial.
The oft-repeated mantra of ‘establishing the writ of the state’ has become a joke.
What’s the difference between TLP’s religious extremism and the government’s encouragement of religiosity?
The weakening of the democratic process and worsening governance will further increase the imbalance.
No one, however powerful, should escape accountability.
The policy of appeasement has not worked in the past and it certainly will not work now.
Courses appear to reinforce a closed mindset and have nothing to do with the requirements of a modern education system.
The most serious challenge for the Afghan Taliban is to maintain the unity within their ranks.
The Taliban leadership appears more circumspect about their victory than our ‘warrior’ ministers.
What's next for Afghanistan?
The war was already lost when the US sat across the table with the same insurgents it had sought to annihilate.
The new dispensation in Afghanistan will be required to alleviate the concerns over human rights issues.
Russia, China and Pakistan have far greater stakes in stopping the violence in Afghanistan.
There is no sign of the Taliban showing any flexibility in their position and taking a more moderate stance.
It was perhaps the dirtiest electioneering in AJK’s history with leaders accusing each other of treachery.
The Taliban cannot think of ruling Afghanistan without international legitimacy.
China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative is a manifestation of China’s growing geopolitical ambitions.