Afghan Alerts

The Process for Peace – Will it Sustain – Afghanistan

Afghan aspiration for peace must be considered a just desire, keeping in view the longevity and suffering. Since the invasion of the Soviets, the Afghan nation is at war with outsiders or within own...

Peace Agreement and its Implementation – “Worries”

Peace in Afghanistan, a desire that is being pursued by the Afghans first and others later yet, the warmongers and beneficiaries have been making all-out efforts to keep the battleground alive so as to...

Ghani Again the President

On December 22, 2109, the Independent Election Commission (IEC), Afghanistan announced the results of the recently held elections after the repeated delays in both, the holding of elections and now the result announcement. Not...

“Overstretch Quagmire”

Pakistan is and may be one of the very uncommon countries in the world to have militarily active kinetic energy borders. At both fronts i.e. east and west, where mild to bold skirmishes takes...

Afghan Election and Peace Talks

Afghan presidential election amid threats from Taliban did take place with no serious security incident. The turnout was below the expectations and comparing the precious polls. Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, both are claiming...

Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement: Implications and failures

The APTTA (Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement) is a joint trade agreement which was signed in 2010 by both Afghanistan and Pakistan for the movement of goods between the States. APTTA exchange began in 2008...

Relevant Again – Pakistan

Twin tower attacks in 2001, suspected involvement of Al-Qaeda and Taliban and Pakistan was almost forced to become part of the alliance that invaded Afghanistan to take revenge for the terrorism act that occurred...

Is Pakistan Still Relevant – Afghanistan

Brig Ishaq Ahmed – Retd The peace is so elusive specially in Afghanistan, because the desirous and vested players have divergent objectives even in fostering and while working towards peace. It took 18 years...

Doha Talks – 7th Round

By Juma Khan Sufi The 7th round of talks, some say eighth round, between Taliban and Americans jointly sponsored by Qatar and Germany has apparently ended on a positive note, but without any usual...

Obstacles in the Afghan Peace Process

By Juma Khan Sufi The meeting of the intra-Afghan Dialogue, from 19th to 21st April, was sabotaged by the American allied Government at Kabul.  The composition of the unwieldy ‘250 member’ delegation to participate...