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Pakistan Army’s Graveyard of Imperial Pretensions-Afghanistan

Paper No. 5409                                           Dated 26-Feb-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The projected drawback of United States and NATO Forces in 2014 has once again rekindled Pakistan Army’s imperial pretensions over Afghanistan. Post-2014 scenarios being discussed in the strategic community paint dismal scenarios of Afghanistan re-emerging as a global and regional hotspot with destabilising spill-over effects all around.

Squeezing the Haqqanis: Will it work?

 

Paper No. 5316                                            Dated 28-Nov-2012

Guest Column by Sambuddha Mitra Mustafi

In the backdrop of a gradually weakening Quetta Shura, the Haqqani network has emerged as a powerful extremist group operating in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater. How can the UN Security Council's recent sanctions against the Haqqanis act as a potential de-motivator for this Pakistan-based terrorist outfit?

Interview: A woman President for Afghanistan?

 

Paper no. 5314                                               Dated 27-Nov-2012

Guest Column by Anushka Shah

The withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014 and the Presidential elections in Afghanistan continue to spark interest the world over. Gateway House interviews Fawzia Koofi, a Presidential candidate in Afghanistan who provides an overview of the upcoming elections and the changing dynamics in the country.

Afghanistan Revisited 2012: Perspectives

Paper No. 5274                                      Dated 31-Oct-2012

By Dr. Subash Kapila

China-Afghanistan Security Liaison

 

Paper No. 5229                                                                   29-Sept-2012

By B. Raman

The internal security services of China and Afghanistan signed a formal agreement at Kabul on September 22, 2012, to have a liaison relationship between them. The agreement, inter alia, provides for exchange of security-related intelligence, counter-terrorism co-operation and training of Afghan police officers by China.

China-Afghanistan Security Liaison

 

Paper No. 5229                                                                   29-Sept-2012

By B. Raman

The internal security services of China and Afghanistan signed a formal agreement at Kabul on September 22, 2012, to have a liaison relationship between them. The agreement, inter alia, provides for exchange of security-related intelligence, counter-terrorism co-operation and training of Afghan police officers by China.

THE AFGHAN PLANE HIJACKING

 

The reported hijacking of a plane of Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines, while on a domestic flight from Kabul to Mazar-e-Sharif, is the second major act of terrorism in Taliban-controlled territory.

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