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News & Analysis

Another Empire Bites the Dust in Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 29, 14402019-08-01

When the Americans and their allies first attacked and occupied Afghanistan, they thought it would be a cakewalk. Nearly 18 years later, the Americans are begging the Taliban to allow them a safe retreat!

Letters To The Editor

US-Taliban Negotiations

Speen Gul Watanyar

Ramadan 27, 14402019-06-01

Six rounds of talks have been held between the Taliban and US representatives in Doha, Qatar. Based on Western media reports, most people are under the impression that the talks are aimed at securing a safe withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.

News & Analysis

Afghanistan: From Great Game to End Game

Zia Sarhadi

Rajab 25, 14402019-04-01

The US military has lost in Afghanistan. What is underway now in talks between the Taliban and the US is to work out a way for an orderly withdrawal of American forces from the country.


Last Man in Kabul


Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 14402019-03-01

The Americans have lost to the Taliban in Afghanistan. What is euphemistically referred to as “negotiations” are really the terms of American surrender to be able to safely withdraw their forces from Afghanistan.

News & Analysis

What’s in Store for Afghanistan?

Eric Walberg

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 14402019-03-01

If Donald Trump is smart—a big if—he should do in Afghanistan what Richard Nixon did in Vietnam: declare victory and get the hell out. Staying put, as the Washington warlords are demanding, would merely prolong America’s misery.

Editor's Desk

Why the Taliban Distrust the US


Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 14402019-02-01

The Americans are dishonest to the core. Not surprisingly, the Taliban do not trust them one bit. The Americans want to retain military bases in Afghanistan; the Taliban will have none of this. Who can blame them?

News & Analysis

Afghanistan: History Moves Full Circle

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Awwal 23, 14402018-12-01

Who would have imagined that after waging a 10-year war in Afghanistan, the Russians would be back as mediators and peacemakers in the now US-occupied country.

News & Analysis

Tiptoeing Through the Afghan Quagmire

Zia Sarhadi

Safar 23, 14402018-11-01

Despite being the longest US war, few politicians or media outlets are talking about the never-ending war in Afghanistan. This because the US has lost it but nobody wants to admit defeat.

News & Analysis

US “Empire” About to Bite the Bullet in Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Hijjah 21, 14392018-09-01

American warlords have had their noses rubbed in the dust, or on the rocks of the Hindu Kush mountains by the intrepid Afghans. Afghanistan has become graveyard for one more empire!

News & Analysis

US warlords Turn Peaceniks in Afghanistan!

Tahir Mustafa

Dhu al-Qa'dah 19, 14392018-08-01

In recent weeks American officials have made calls for direct negotiations with the Taliban that they had earlier vowed to kill. Is the Americans’ change of heart genuine or is it another dishonest moves to trap the Taliban?


Why Peace Eludes Afghanistan


Shawwal 17, 14392018-07-01

The Taliban control much of the country and America has lost the war in Afghanistan but the Yankees are not going home, yet!

News & Analysis

Another Grim Anniversary for Afghans

Zia Sarhadi

Rajab 14, 14392018-04-01

This April marks the 40th anniversary of the Marxist coup against President Daoud that set Afghanistan on a course to endless war. America, the latest invader, is on the verge of total defeat at the hands of the intrepid Afghans.

News & Analysis

Pakistan’s Abbasi surprises many by his UN performance

Waseem Shehzad

Muharram 11, 14392017-10-01

Pakistan’s rookie Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi surprised most observers by his calm demeanor, ready wit and firm stand on issues during his maiden appearance at the UN.

News & Analysis

Trump’s own Afghan quagmire

Zia Sarhadi

Dhu al-Hijjah 10, 14382017-09-01

Donald Trump says he read a lot of briefs (a blatant lie, he does not read!) before announcing his new policy on Afghanistan. He blamed Pakistan for US’ defeat and then prescribed the same failed policy as his predecessors.


The Afghans’ unending agony

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

The people of Afghanistan face another grim anniversary as their rulers—all puppets of the West—continue to enjoy the perks of office. Their days, however, appear numbered.

Daily News Analysis

Battles of Kunduz

Eric Walberg

Safar 05, 14382016-11-05

The first Battle of Kunduz took place from April to October 2015 for control of the city, where Taliban forces were playing cat and mouse for months and finally overran the city, forcing government forces to flee. The capture marked the first time since 2001 that the Taliban had taken control of a major city in Afghanistan. The Afghan government claimed to have largely recaptured Kunduz by October 1 in a counterattack. But by 6 October, the Taliban had recaptured substantial portions of Kunduz.

News & Analysis

Afghanistan and the return of the Taliban

Catherine Shakdam

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

After spending more than a trillion dollars in Afghanistan, the Americans are not closer to vanquishing the Taliban. The resistance group has emerged stronger and now occupies large swathes of territory.

News & Analysis

Why peace eludes the Afghan people

Zia Sarhadi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 14372016-04-01

Life for the Afghan people has never been easy but having suffered war for nearly four decades, they want some peace and security. These are denied them because of the conflicting interests of external players.

Letters To The Editor

Taliban, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Amir Qadir Khan

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14362015-10-01

The Afghan intelligence agency sabotaged talks with the Taliban but is now blaming Pakistan for not bringing the Taliban to the table for talks...

Special Reports

Unity at the Heart of Asia

Mirza Aslam Beg

Rabi' al-Thani 11, 14362015-02-01

As foreign occupation forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, a former Pakistani army chief, General Mirza Aslam Beg thinks Pakistan and Afghanistan can work together to bring peace to the troubled country.

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