Tag: Af-Pak Strategy

Investing Your Future In a Poison Peace Process

The Indian analyst who authored the following piece (SEE: India, Pakistan, and God’s geostrategic will) is probably giving an accurate assessment of his government’s opinion of the current status of the Pakistani military, even though both his opinion and the projected government position are probably miscalculations or misinterpretations of Pakistani […]

Changing Dynamics in the Af-Pak

The visit of Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff to China and later to Afghanistan towards in July have given rise to speculations about the probable coming together of the two powers to adopt an accommodative approach on various issues including Afghanistan…Though it is […]

The Convoy Attacks in Pakistan

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) The recent events in Pakistan are an excellent illustration of the serious crisis in American foreign policy. Six NATO convoys have been set on fire in Pakistan over the last two days in areas located different distances from the border with Afghanistan. That in itself is unprecedented, […]

Taliban Fear Reintegration Program May Succeed

Nataliya Bulygina (Russia) That difficult security situation in modern-day Afghanistan is a key problem for the development of the country, maintenance of a stable social and economic system and protection of the populace against existing threats—both militant attacks and natural disasters, which are difficult to address without assuring order in […]

What Do the Wikileaked Documents Say?

Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia) The recent leak of thousands of secret documents from US intelligence in Afghanistan has aroused intense interest throughout world, both in the fact of the leak itself and in the content of the published information. After studying the matter, I would like pass on my understanding of […]

Talibjan Vs Taliban

Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India) A new terminology has been recently added to conflict and peace discourse in trouble torn Afghanistan. The term Talibjan (a combination of Talib and Jan) is coined to impart a new meaning to the Taliban in Afghanistan to bring them to the orbit of the «reintegration» process. […]

Afghanistan after McChrystal

Najmuddin A. SHAIKH (Pakistan) For the last few days following on the “Rolling Stones” interview by Gen. McChrystal and President Obama’s decision to replace him with Gen. Petraeus there has been a great deal of attention paid to the current situation in Afghanistan and what the change in command will […]

Can Petraeus repeat the Iraq story?

A stronger United States President than Barack Obama would have probably given a dressing down to his commander in Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal for his team’s indiscretion in making tendentious remarks to the embedded journalist from Rolling Stone magazine, and then ordered him to get on with his job of “degrading” […]