Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicAfghanistan

Topic: Afghanistan

It’s the moment of truth for Afghanistan

There are distinct signs of progress in Afghanistan, thanks to Zalmay Khalilzad, who last year took over as US special representative to the reconciliation process.

US cut and run will do to Afghanistan what Soviet withdrawal did in 1989

Americans must work towards a deal that leaves behind a stable and peaceful Afghanistan.

US making progress in negotiating peace with Taliban: Trump during State of Union address

Justifying US pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, Trump says it’s a radical regime that is the world’s leading state sponsor of terror.

Trump’s ‘surrender’ to Taliban compromises India’s national security

India has to shield its vital interests in Afghanistan, or else developments there would adversely impinge on Indian security, including in the Kashmir Valley.

As US-Taliban talks progress, India reaches out to China to discuss Afghanistan’s future

India is concerned that the US might delay July’s Afghan elections and bring in a caretaker govt, in a bid to rush its withdrawal from the war-torn country.

Trump’s bid for hasty Taliban deal risks repeating history in Afghanistan

Officials in Kabul are worried as it's still not clear what a power sharing agreement with the Taliban will look like.

If India wants to be a key player in Afghanistan, it has to engage with the Taliban

India has reacted to the proposed Taliban peace deal with diplomatic scepticism, but it must stop dithering now.

US is exhausted & envoy Zalmay Khalilzad may just pull off the impossible in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani has little choice because the Americans desperately want to leave.

US, Taliban close to finalising peace deal to end 18-year-long Afghan war

The talks discussed key issues including a pledge from the Taliban to prevent Afghanistan from being used by terrorist groups such as the Islamic State.

Why Afghan-American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad is Donald Trump’s ace in peace talks

US President Donald Trump had appointed Zalmay Khalilzad as the country’s envoy for peace and reconciliation talks in Afghanistan last year.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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