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‘India Shouldn’t Be In A Hurry To Do Business With Taliban’

‘India Shouldn’t Be In A Hurry To Do Business With Taliban’

26 August, 2021 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Geostrategy expert and retired intelligence officer Anand Arni speaks about the possible threats to India after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Excerpts:

Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan Changes Region’s Geopolitics

Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan Changes Region’s Geopolitics

25 August, 2021 Seema Guha

With Afghanistan still in chaotic flux, Pakistan, Russia and Iran court the Taliban to sew up their own security interests.


India’s Options Are Limited In Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan And Delhi Must Play Its Cards Well

The Taliban’s writ now runs in Afghanistan. India, through dexterous diplomacy, must safeguard its interests by talking to the Taliban as well as its numerous friends there.

Love Thy Neighbour: A Stable Afghanistan Is What Pakistan Needs Right Now

Love Thy Neighbour: A Stable Afghanistan Is What Pakistan Needs Right Now

19 August, 2021 Sitara Noor

Pakistan badly needs stability in Afghanistan. The dire alternative is refugee influx, TTP mayhem.


China Has A Great Wall To Leap Over In New Kabul

America may have exited, but Beijing’s bosses cannot expect to simply waltz into the vacuum in Taliban-held Afghanistan. Their concerns are the same: instability, violence, terror.

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19 August, 2021

The Afghanistan Timeline: 40 Years Of War And A Blitz

The Soviets in 1979, the CIA/ISI-backed mujahideen, civil war, Taliban’s first arrival…right up to their second coming. All the dates, all the events.


19 August, 2021

Back To The Future: Fear And Uncertainty In Afghanistan As Radical Taliban Takes Charge

Seema Guha

New victors in the Great Game’s old theatre script another tragic twist in the Afghan story, with the ripples likely to cross borders


19 August, 2021

Zero Dark 20: Two Decades Later, Afghanistan Back At Same Hell With Return Of Taliban

Asad Kosha

US pulled out of Afghanistan after two decades, leaving the war-ravaged country in the hands of the same radical group it had set out to vanquish


12 August, 2021

Foreign Hand: Oh Paris! Here We Come

Travelling without their loved ones, coming just before and shipping out within 48 hours of competing, being unable to watch other games…Tokyo was an empty bubble for athletes.


12 August, 2021

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05 August, 2021

Foreign Hand: The Lama of Minneapolis

Football, Pokemon, rap music, graphic novels…and Buddhism? Meet Jalue Dorje, as American teen as you can get, but also Tibetan, and an anointed reincarnation.


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05 August, 2021

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28 July, 2021

The Harappa of Mesoamerica

Peggy Mohan

Teotihuacán whispers to us in its unknown language: we understand because Mexico and India share the same storyline


14 July, 2021

Foreign Hand: Does Your Politics Shout?

'One of the things that Trump never did was whisper,' says a language expert. Well, Biden is not coming up short on that front. Talk about intimacy in politics.


14 July, 2021

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08 July, 2021

Taliban Closes In For The Kill As US Troops Pull Out Of Afghanistan

Seema Guha

As the Taliban inches close to regaining power, opinion differs as to their rule—bloodbath and medieval brutality or a more tempered, responsible regime


01 July, 2021

Tightest Circle Of Peace

Seema Guha

A softly treading India and Pakistan cling on to the LoC ceasefire


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30 June, 2021

Foreign Hand: The Dynast Who Left Quietly

Benigno Aquino III had a name that exuded inherited majesty. But neither Cory Aquino’s shoes nor Duterte’s demagoguery will erase his constructive role in Philippines history.


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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperon Rakesh Tikait speaks during a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' to mark one year of the farmers' agitation, in Mumbai.

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Smriti Irani, Locket Chatterjee and Ranjanben Dhananjay Bhatt arrive to attend BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

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