Pakistan–Afghanistan Relations



Muhammad Shoaib Khan

In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, two major powers were overpowering the world; Great Britain and the Russian Empire. Both were expanding in different directions, the former towards the East and North, the latter the West and South.

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Children are our strategic assets, not Jihadists

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Imad Zafar

Frankenstein is a famous character from a British novel in which a young man attempts an experiment to give birth to a super human who should possess supernatural forces, but the experiment goes horribly wrong and, after coming to life, the monster created kills his creator. This story has a resemblance to our strategy of nurturing Jihadists and extremists under the state umbrella considering them as our strategic asset.

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Justice, Security and Rule of Law: Putin’s backing the Afghani Taliban

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Cynthia M. Lardner

Many different radicalized extremist groups operate in Afghanistan, including the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS. While ISIS and the Taliban share an ultraconservative interpretation of Islam with the avowed purpose of advancing radicalized Islam, the difference stops there. Whereas ISIS and al-Qaeda have adopted a global jihad against all nonbelievers, called apostates, the Taliban is focused on control in Afghanistan, viewing ISIS leaders and foreign fighters as intruders.

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Justice, Security and Rule of Law: The Pakistani-India Conflict

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Cynthia M. Lardner

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Will terrorism in Pakistan ever end?

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Muhammad Waqas Awan

For over a decade, Pakistan has been facing a war against terror for no reason other than two army dictators, one of whom General Zia, who gave us Kalashnikov culture, the other Pervez Musharraf, who shook hands with the US in the war on terror; as a result of which more than 75,000 civilians and armed forces having paid the price. Unfortunately the problem remains unresolved and continues to this day.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility

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Gul Yousafzai

A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 100 on Monday in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, the Islamic State and a Taliban faction claiming responsibility.

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U.S. and Pakistan at a crossroads


Sabena Siddiqi

Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was recently killed in a U.S. airstrike along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, he became leader of the Afghan Taliban in July last year after the death of Mullah Umar was confirmed.

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