Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicUS-Afghanistan peace talks

Topic: US-Afghanistan peace talks

As Taliban makes comeback, new book looks at how ‘faulty US policies’ deepened Afghan crisis

'Quest for a Stable Afghanistan: A view from Ground Zero' by Sujeet Sarkar, published by Rupa Publications, will be released on 16 September on ThePrint's SoftCover.

US has hung Afghanistan ‘out to dry,’ ex-ambassador says

Ryan Crocker, former US ambassador to Afghanistan, said the Biden administration is all but giving the country to Taliban fighters through its decision to withdraw troops.

‘Afghans must fight for themselves’ — Joe Biden stands by US troop withdrawal decision

US President Joe Biden asserted that he did not 'regret' his decision. More than 90% of US troops have already been withdrawn from the war-torn country, according to Pentagon.

SubscriberWrites: US loss in Afghanistan not surprising, fits the pattern – Taliban was playing the long game

Even with all the money and might of NATO, Americans only managed to do what their predecessors had done - make early gains and then lose it all in the end, writes Vivek Sehrawat.

Over 1,000 more Afghan troops flee to Tajikistan to ‘save lives’ after clashes with Taliban: BBC

This is the third retreat to Tajikistan reported in the past three days. In all, nearly 1,600 soldiers are believed to have crossed the border. Violence comes as US, NATO withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

Many Taliban leaders ready to reconcile, India should engage with them: Afghan envoy Mamundzay

In exclusive interview to ThePrint, Afghan Ambassador to India Farid Mamundzay also said Taliban will have no justification for ‘jihad’ after the exit of US, NATO troops. 

Biden, Ghani to discuss ways to ensure Afghanistan never becomes safe haven for terrorists: WH

Biden would meet Ghani at the White House on Friday for the first face-to-face interaction ahead of the withdrawal of the remaining US and NATO forces from the war-torn country.

A diplomatic cocktail with deadly fizz is brewing between US, Pakistan and Afghanistan

US withdrawal from Afghanistan has spurred curious events, including a quiet meeting between Pakistan NSA Moeed Yusuf & his US counterpart Jake Sullivan in Geneva.

How Delhi court verdict ends Batla House controversy & Biden’s 4-point plan for Afghan peace

In episode 698 of Cut the Clutter, Shekhar Gupta said Ariz Khan's conviction brings 'closure' to 2008 Batla House encounter. He also dwelt on Biden administration's Afghan peace plan.

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.