Daily Archives: February 27, 2019

At the Afghan peace Talks, QCG and China-Pakistan Role

By: Halimullah Kousary, Head of Research, CAPS  The Quadrilateral Coordination Group has failed to fulfill its purpose. Recently Mullah Haibuttullah, the Taliban’s new chief, in his first Eid message warned of continued conflict until what he called the “occupation of Afghanistan” ends. Weeks earlier, his deputy Serajuddin Haqqani referred to the Afghan government as a

IS in Afghanistan: A Divisive Force To Watch

By Halimullah Kousary, Head of Research, CAPS The recent fresh attacks waged by Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan on the border with Pakistan manifest the group’s potency in the Afghan theatre and reverse the perception that IS has been crushed in the country. When the Islamic State (IS) emerged in late 2014, it took on

Challenges and Prospects for Daesh In Afghanistan and Its Relations with the Taliban *

By Hekmatullah Azamy  October 2016  Introduction In 2014, Afghanistan witnessed major political and security breakthroughs. The country held its third presidential elections since 2001 and for the first time since 1901 there was a peaceful transfer of power. More importantly, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) took over full security responsibility from NATO-led International Security

Strategic Overlapping in the Region about Afghanistan

Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran forming quadrilateral design to urge a new security perception in Afghanistan. By: Halimullah Kousary  February 19, 2017 Ideological motivations against US-led western presence in Afghanistan maybe considered a driving force behind the war.But it isalso undeniable that divergent geostrategic interestsat bilateral levels have been in play to help this force

Afghanistan: An Asset or Liability for Central Asian Neighbors?

By Hekmatullah Azamy July 2017 The author contributed this paper to first report of Central Asia Institute for Strategic Studies (CAISS)on "Current Challenges to Central Asia and Afghanistan: Towards a Better World”. Initiated by CAISS and supported by Representation of the Friedrich- Ebert-Stiftung in Kazakhstan, this project is aimed to introduce fresh ideas and perspectives,

Perils of US-Taliban Peace Negotiations

By Dr Zubair Popalzai 12 February 2019 Overview: Much of Washington’s efforts since 2009 have been centred on how to bring America’s longest war in Afghanistan to an early end. President Barack Obama even set a deadline for military withdrawal in July 2011. Since then, violence has escalated and spread to relatively peaceful parts of

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