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Why US Pressure on Ukraine and Taiwan Is Driving China and Russia Closer Together

The “feel-good” from Tuesday’s virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping leaps out of the US-Russian summit in Geneva in June. Biden’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently sought to create a “stable and predictable” relationship…

US Recognition of the Taliban Could Be a Geopolitical Game Changer

The stunning disclosure late Tuesday in Brussels that the US is working on a “road map” for recognition to the Taliban Government will take a lot of people by surprise but it could have been expected sooner rather than later.…

Narendra Modi achieves grand success in COVID vaccination

by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Despite ruthless criticism from the political opponents of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved that his government has been committedly working for the people of the country. Bangladesh…

Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State

On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s largest cities in its northern belt. This is…

Graphics: Major U.S. military operations since World War II

Two decades ago, on October 7, 2001, the onset of the U.S. bombing campaign against the Taliban triggered an endless nightmare for the Afghan people. While combating al-Qaeda and the Taliban, the U.S. also caused a large number of unnecessary…

Taliban abuses cause widespread fear

by Saleem Samad World leaders and international organizations are hesitant to recognize the Taliban’s government but are keeping abreast in the implementation of the Doha Agreement. The landmark peace agreement was signed by Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and the…

Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches

On September 25, 2021, Afghanistan’s Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammad Hanif said that his government does not want “help and cooperation from the world like the previous government. The old system was supported by the international community for 20 years…

Iran- Taliban romance poses gravest security threat to the region

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Despite sectarian conflict between Shiite Iran and the Sunni world, there is growing romance between the Taliban and Iran’s mullah regime. According to experts, such nexus of the Taliban and Iran will emerge as a…

Winners of ‘Talibanistan’

by Saleem Samad Dhaka, Bangladesh: Outspoken physicist Prof Pervez Hoodbhoy is based in Pakistan. In his popular column in the Dawn newspaper, published from Karachi says that Russia and the United States are squarely responsible for Afghanistan’s tragedy but Pakistan…

OP-ED: What lies ahead for the Taliban?

Economy, hunger, drought, poverty are challenges the Taliban now faces While world leaders and international organizations are eagerly awaiting for the chicken to hatch from the Taliban’s government, they have begun to implement the Islamic Sharia to govern the nation…

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