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Decades on, Pakistan is Still Seeking a Kabul River Agreement

The absence of a functioning government in upstream Afghanistan has hampered treaty efforts for the major Indus tributary.

Afghanistan’s Former Finance Minister Driving Uber in His New Life in the U.S.: WP

Payenda, 40, resigned as finance minister a week before the Taliban seized Kabul, when then-President Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country and lives in the United Arab Emirates now, lashed out at him in a public meeting and then privately upbraided him over his ministry’s failure to make a relatively small payment to a Lebanese company.

How Biden’s Decision Will Contribute to Afghan State’s Collapse

President Biden can change the course of history by amending his executive order so as to keep Afghanistan's assets untouched, faciliate infusion of cash into its economy and continue with the good policy of sending humanitarian aid to one of the wold's poorest counntries.

Western Allegiance to Majoritarian Rule on Trial

Will the West sanction Afghanistan even if the Taliban and other stakeholders manage to cobble together a mutually inclusive and acceptable government comprising representatives of women and all ethnic groups from across Afghanistan?

An Afghan Reflects on Former President Ashraf Ghani’s Escape

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-WcnKQhJxk] Courtesy Imtiaz Gul Youtube channel

Afghan Troops Sought Safety in Numbers – Igniting a Cascade of Surrender

Afghan soldiers chose safety in numbers by surrendering together.

Don’t Expect Face-Saver from Islamabad, Pakistan Tells the West

Pakistan being one of the two critical neighbors of Afghanistan is alarmed not only by the dramatic surge in violence but also about how the U.S. and its key allies are attempting to shift the blame of their failures onto Pakistan.

How U.S. Leaders Deliberately Mislead the Public About America’s Longest War

 Craig Whitlock, a Washington Post reporter and author of "The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War," explains how presidents and military leaders...

Why Did the ISI Chief Visit China and US? To Counter India or Fix Afghanistan? 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr0gCyt83yY] Imtiaz Gul analyzes the hectic visits of Pakistan's premier intelligence agency, the ISI, chief General Faiz Hameed to China and the US in...

Did the US Abandon Its Strategic Ally in Afghanistan?

Who are the winners and losers in America's longest war?

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